I read in this morning's DI Wire that Resource Real Estate is suspending its Resource Innovation Office REIT, and will restructure it as a Net Asset Value REIT. The REIT had raised less than $5 million in the nearly two years since it was declared effective, so I am guessing that tweaking the fee structure is not going to suddenly make this REIT attractive to broker dealers and investors. Resource America, the parent of Resource Realty, was purchased by C-III Capital Partners, a large real estate investment firm, in deal that closed in early September of last year.
I don't know C-III's plan for the Resource non-traded REITs, but I think broker dealers and investors would like to see an investment offering C-III's real estate expertise. Trying to push legacy Resource deals in a tough environment is not working. C-III has controlled Resource for eight months and its time put its institutional real estate expertise and its balance sheet to work attracting retail investors.