Fri, Jun 15, 2012

Duff & Phelps to Sponsor and Speak at the 9th Annual IMN Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium

Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps (NYSE:DUF) will serve as a sponsor of the 9th Annual Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium hosted by IMN June 21-22, 2012 at the New York Marriott Downtown. The conference brings together industry participants in a vibrant and important sector for individual investors in today’s dynamic real estate market. Providing the latest on key regulation and strategy impacting this market sector, as well as critical networking opportunities, the Symposium is an important resource for anyone sponsoring, selling or seeking to enter the Non-Traded REIT business. During the event, Ross Prindle, Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Services for Duff & Phelps will speak in a panel discussion titled “Daily Net Asset Value of Non-Traded REITs: A Game Changer?” on Thursday, June 21, at 11:50 a.m. Please mark your calendars to join Ross for this timely discussion. 

“Non-Traded REIT products are an important part of any investor’s portfolio, as they offer an investment opportunity in quality real estate through a defined network of quality sponsors. Duff & Phelps has provided longstanding support to the Non-Traded REIT industry through the expertise of its Real Estate Services Group,” said Prindle. “One of the critical factors for the industry is the detail, accuracy and institutionalized methodology of calculating Net Asset Value. As top quality Non-Traded REIT sponsors seek to provide more transparency, this issue takes on even greater importance. Our highly credentialed and deeply experienced team delivers reliable data points to the industry.”

“The combination of consistently applied quality valuation services and institutional operational due diligence, which Duff & Phelps has recently made available to the broker dealer community, will provide the transparency that broker-dealers and investors seek in the current environment,” said Chris Franzek, a Managing Director in Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Asset Advisory business who oversees the Independent Broker Dealer Due Diligence initiative.  According to Wes Tellie, Director of Independent Broker Dealer Due Diligence for Duff & Phelps, "The Independent Broker Dealer Due Diligence Practice is committed to recognizing leading sponsors and programs by producing a new standard in due diligence and research across the Non-Traded REIT industry. Our Firm has prided itself as a beacon of transparency and best practices and brings these principles to bear on behalf of the Non-Traded REIT channel."

Attendees at the IMN event may meet with representatives of Duff & Phelps’ Real Estate Services and Independent Broker-Dealer Due Diligence teams by visiting the firm’s booth.