[image_frame align=""][/image_frame] Unlike most REITs, the new Total Income+ Real Estate Fund offers individuals the chance to invest in private real estate opportunities, Dr. Randy Anderson, President of Bluerock Real Estate, tells Gregg Greenberg. Watch Video[icon icon="arrow-up-right" class="external-link" size="12px" color="#6693bc" style="font-weight: normal; border: 1px solid #6693bc; margin-left: 5px;" /]...

Investment firm Bluerock has announced the launch of its Total Income+ Real Estate Fund (“TI+” ticker: TIPRX). A public fund of funds, TI+ is providing individual investors an opportunity to invest alongside endowments and pension plans with leading institutional real estate managers otherwise inaccessible to them due to large minimum investment size or other restrictions. Mercer Investment Management, Inc., a top-ranked...

The multifamily sector is still hot, and it doesn't seem like that's going to change any time soon. That's the take of Jim McDevitt, president of Berkeley Point, a multifamily capital solutions provider. He recently spoke with GlobeSt.com about different lending trends in the multifamily sector, how the GSEs are doing, the impact of increasing home ownership and other topics....

Long before the first piece of limestone was laid for Rosario Candela’s 740 Park Ave., in 1929, it seemed as if the words “Social Register” were carved on every door on the Upper East Side. The grand apartment buildings of Fifth, Madison and Park avenues were large, expensive and protected by the most coldblooded of co-op boards. (If you didn’t like...

Investment management firm Bluerock Real Estate announced today that it has named Dr. Randy Anderson as President. Dr. Anderson joined Bluerock in March 2012 as a Managing Director and Chief Economist. Prior to Joining Bluerock, Dr. Anderson was a Founding Partner of Franklin Square Capital Partners, where he helped pioneer the industry’s first non-traded Business Development Company (BDC) for retail...

Bluerock Enhanced Multifamily Trust (BEMT) has announced its investment in a 24-story mixed-use luxury rental community known as the MDA City Apartments in downtown Chicago. BEMT partnered with the building’s owner, Village Green, a leading owner / operator with a portfolio of 40,000 units in 13 states, and a top-ranked property manager (CEL & Associates Survey). The property includes 190...

Bluerock Real Estate announced today that it has closed an $86 million construction loan with Starwood Property Trust, the nation’s largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust. The funds will be used to construct a 31-story luxury condominium development known as “The Charles,” located on First Avenue between 72nd and 73rd streets in New York City. In anticipation of...

WASHINGTON, DC—Already exhibiting signs of recovery, the US industrial market could see as much as 150 million square feet of absorption this year. What’s more, next year’s take-up could hit 175 million square feet, according to the NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast. Those figures represent increases of 50% and 75%, respectively, over the 100 million square feet of absorption the industrial...

Most people thought it might never happen, much less happen in five short years. The housing sector is back in the United States. After going through its darkest hour, people are buying houses again and investors are making money from dividends and capital gains. Last month in Dividend Opportunities, I discussed investing in KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) as a solid play...

A New York investor has acquired a majority stake in a 190-unit East Loop apartment building, one of several downtown multifamily deals completed in the waning days of 2012. The Bluerock Enhanced Multifamily Trust Inc. paid $9.8 million in December for a 56.5 percent interest in MDA City Apartments from a venture of the Village Green Cos., a Michigan developer that...