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The Republican Agenda and Private Real Estate

Since President Trump is deep in private real estate, maybe there will be some good things coming to the industry during his administration.  There were six major themes that President Trump campaigned on the most: Immigration and the wall Trade fairness Tax changes Healthcare changes Dodd-Frank changes De-regulation in general Other than immigration, President Trump […]

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The Next Real Estate Fund Manager To Fall

Scott M. Landress sponsored funds to invest in real estate private equity secondary transactions in 2006. When one of the funds got into trouble, Landress asked for additional fees. The fund advisory board said no. Landress later charged unauthorized fees for services provided by an affiliate. SLRA’s fund management fee was based on the net […]

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Want to Buy a Boston Skyscraper?

The old fraud was someone selling you the Empire State Building. A new company wants you to buy State Street Financial Center in downtown Boston. But it’s not a fraud; just a focused real estate investment. Commercial real estate involves big chunks of capital. Some of those investments will meet underwriting, some will be home […]

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When the Numbers Don’t Add Up

Sometimes when you look at an investment opportunity, you run through the math and see that things don’t add up. That means it might be a fraud. Take a look at the offering of Bio Profit Series V, LLC detailed in an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assuming the SEC’s complaint is […]

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Private Equity Real Estate 50: Which are Registered with the SEC?

Private Equity Real Estate just released its ranking of the top 50 real estate private equity fund managers. As I have done in the past, I parsed the list to see which managers are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as investment advisers. (Disclosure: my company is on the list.) 1 The Blackstone Group […]

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Which Real Estate Fund Managers Registered with the SEC?

Last year, I looked a the top 30 real estate private equity fund managers to see which were registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given that we just passed the March 30, 2012 registration deadline, I thought I would update the list. (Disclosure: my company is on the list.) 1 The Blackstone Group Already […]

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Are Real Estate Fund Managers Registered with the SEC?

Last year, I looked a the top 30 real estate private equity fund managers to see which are already registered with the SEC. The 2011 version of the PERE 30 just came out, so I decided to look at the list again.   (Disclosure: my company is on the list.) It was mostly re-shuffling, but three […]

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