In a filing last week, KBS REIT II's advisor announced its waiving any internalization fee in the event the REIT becomes self-managed through a merger/consolidation with its advisor. This is another example of a large, non-traded REIT sponsor foregoing a potentially large - but controversial - payday that typically comes at the expense of investors. I'm wondering whether this is the first step in KBS REIT II's process to provide liquidity to investors.
Separately, Wells Core REIT announced that it will close its offering next summer when its original offering term ends. A follow-on offering would have extended the REIT's offering period an additional two years, making it a total of five years. Wells REIT II has raised nearly $400 million in investor equity, and has approximately ten months remaining to complete its offering. It's good that Core is skipping the ugly share revaluation process - and subsequent marketing push - that has further stained the non-traded REIT this year.