NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluerock's Total Income+ Real Estate Fund ("Fund" or "TI+," tickers: TIPRX, TIPPX, TIPWX) announced today that its assets under management (AUM) have passed the $500 million mark. TI+ is an interval fund that provides access to a portfolio of diversified institutional real estate investments which are not directly available to individual investors, and has delivered consistent record of attractive current income and capital appreciation with low to moderate volatility relative to the broader markets. Since inception four years ago, TI+ has generated risk adjusted returns that are four to five times higher than leading stock, REIT, and bond market indexes, delivering an 8.57% annualized return (from inception through September 30, 2016) with approximately 85% less volatility than the S&P 500 index and the MSCI US REIT Index. The fund has issued 15 consecutive quarterly distributions at an annualized rate of 5.25%, a significant part of which has been tax deferred. TI+ invests the majority of its assets in a diversified portfolio of leading institutional private equity real estate securities (iPERE) normally accessible only to institutions large enough to accommodate the securities' multi-million dollar investment minimums. The minimum investment in the Fund, however, is $2,500 and shares are redeemable every quarter at a published NAV. Current investments include Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, Principal, Clarion Partners, J.P. Morgan, and Prudential, among others. "Passing the $500 million AUM mark is a significant validation of our approach and a confirmation that our investment thesis resonates with our investor base," said Ramin Kamfar, Chairman and CEO of Bluerock, sponsor of TI+. "We know that iPERE is proven to enhance the risk/return profile of diversified portfolios by providing equity-like returns with the volatility profile of fixed income. We are pleased to be able to offer this caliber of product to a growing pool of individual investors."