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Merrill Lynch Enters the Non-Traded REIT Market

Posted by Jack Duval

Jan 11, 2013 3:42:48 AM

In a wirehouse first, Merrill Lynch is distributing a non-traded REIT, InvestmentNews reports.  (IN)  Long the domain of small broker-dealers, this represents an experiment in the sales of these often speculative and illiquid investment.  Although still a very expensive investment, the Jones Lang LaSalle REIT will come with a maximum 3.5 percent upfront commission for its Class A shares.  This compares to seven to 10 percent commissions in many similar products.

Also of note is the availability of a daily quote on the shares (although this does not mean an investor could sell their shares at that price.)

The prospectus can be found here.


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Topics: wirehouse, Jones Lang LaSalle, Merrill Lynch, investments, commissions, non-traded REIT

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