INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- REISA's upcoming Spring Symposium will feature an opening session panel, "Liquidity in Non-Traded REITs: Insights from Industry Leaders," with industry giants American Realty Capital, Cole Real Estate Investments, Inland Real Estate Corporation, and CNL Financial Group. The symposium will take place at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif., April 14-16.
"The non-traded REIT industry has generated a tremendous number of headlines in recent months on a number of fronts, particularly as several offerings have or are pursuing liquidity events," said REISA Executive Director John Harrison. "Non-traded REITs are increasingly popular investment vehicles and account for more than $80 billion in assets under management – as these offerings transition from illiquid to liquid investments, they are shaking up the investment real estate world. These industry giants will share their insights on this increasingly important issue to investors and their financial advisors."
The panel features Nicholas Schorsch, chairman and CEO of American Realty Capital, Marc Nemer, president and CEO of Cole, Andrew Hyltin, group president, fund management of CNL, and Daniel Goodwin, chairman and CEO of Inland.
"We want to explore the challenges these groups face in structure and strategies and what sorts of practices they are looking at for the near future. We want an in depth look here, and we expect these gentlemen are the ones to bring us the latest," said Tony Chereso, president and CEO of FactRight and panel moderator.Two of the panel participants, ARC and Cole, have been involved in ongoing discussions involving Cole's announced plans related to Cole Credit Property Trust III. Liquidity, corporate governance and shareholders rights promise to be popular topics of conversation at the conference. REISA has added rooms and capacity for the event as a result of expanded demand.