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FINRA Bars Former Commonwealth Broker for Refusing to Provide Documents to Regulators

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has barred Benjamin Frank Bourgeois, a former Commonwealth Financial broker, for refusing to produce documents and information requested by...

Former Ameriprise Advisor Goes Indie with LPL Firm

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, announced that financial advisor Mike Bensey has joined LPL Financial and aligned with Good Life Companies....

Brookfield Seeks $1 Billion for New OZ Fund that will Target Two NYC Boroughs

Brookfield Property Partners, Brookfield Asset Management’s New York-based real estate unit, is planning to raise $1 billion for its opportunity zone fund, according to...

Guest Content: Investing in Senior Housing Will Never Grow Old

By: Destry Witt, Investment Advisory Representative at RELiANCE Investing Inc.One of the most exciting aspects of the investment industry is that the “next big...

Emerson Equity Expands Team with Two Executive Hires

Emerson Equity LLC, a full-service brokerage firm, has hired two new executives in its latest expansion; Carolyn Jenkins as chief process officer and Marlene...

Capital Square 1031 Takes Another DST Offering Full-Cycle with 150% Total Return

Capital Square 1031, a real estate investment and management firm specializing in Delaware statutory trust (DST) offerings, has sold a 37,500-square-foot facility in Greater...

FS Investments Expands Executive Team

FS Investments, an alternative asset manager, has hired Marc Bryant as senior managing director and chief legal officer to oversee all legal and compliance...

SEC Charges Texas Man in Real Estate Investment Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged George Slowinski with perpetrating a more than $20 million offering fraud involving real estate in the South...

EJF Capital JV to Develop Mixed-Use Project in Washington D.C. Opportunity Zone

EJF Capital LLC, Donatelli Development, and Blue Skye Development plan to develop a 262-unit mixed-use, mixed-income, multifamily community in the Hill East neighborhood of...

Inland Investments Launches New Private Equity Platform

Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation, one of the nation’s largest sponsors of alternative public and private real estate securities, has launched its newest subsidiary...

The Parking REIT Increases Net Asset Value

The board of The Parking REIT Inc., a non-traded REIT formed by the December 2017 merger of MVP REIT and MVP REIT II, has...

SEC Charges Investment Adviser with Fraud for Overcharging Advisory Fees

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged investment adviser Stephen Brandon Anderson with defrauding clients by overcharging advisory fees of at least $367,000.According to...

KBS REIT II Sells Two Properties for a Combined $131.5 Million

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust, has sold two Class A office properties, Emerald View at...

Proxy Advisory Firms Weigh in on Medley/NexPoint Battle

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, two independent proxy advisory firms, both issued reports recommending that stockholders of Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC)...

FINRA Bars Former LPL Broker for Refusing to Testify at Hearing

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has barred Philip Nalesnik, a former LPL Financial rep, for refusing to provide on-the-record testimony to the regulators into...

FS Energy and Power Fund President to Resign

FS Energy and Power Fund, a non-traded business development company, disclosed that William Sonneborn plans to resign from his role as president of the...

Guest Contributor: Three Ways Investment Sponsors Can Leverage Technology in Their Syndication Efforts

By: Brad Blazar, Director of National Accounts at VENTURE.coIt should be no surprise that leading wealth advisers, including Charles Schwab, Vanguard and others, have...

Rich Uncles REIT Registers $800 Million Follow-On Offering

RW Holdings NNN REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust also known as Rich Uncles NNN REIT Inc., has filed a...

DOL to Propose New Fiduciary Rule in December, SEC to Vote on Regulation BI...

The Department of Labor plans to introduce a new fiduciary rule proposal in December 2019 after the previous version was vacated by the Fifth...

Starwood REIT Buys Florida Office Portfolio for $231 Million

Starwood Real Estate Income Trust Inc., a perpetual-life monthly NAV REIT, has purchased the Florida Office Portfolio, a Class A office portfolio totaling 1.27...