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2012 Sponsors

 Central Trade & Tranfer Central Trade and Transfer, LLC (“CTT”) seeks to provide liquidity to holders of “unlisted” securities through the secondary market, and allows buyers to potentially purchase these securities through secondary transfers at a discount to the original offering price, through CTT’s proprietary online auction systems.  Our auction system brings transparency and efficiency in a competitive environment.

 Clarion Clarion Partners has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for almost 30 years. Headquartered in New York with a presence in major markets across the United States, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil, our strength lies in a national network of experienced professionals who bring a deep knowledge of local markets to every investment decision.  With more than $24 billion in total assets under management, for more than 200 institutional investors both domestic and international, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum.  Clarion Partners is distinguished by a performance-driven approach, organizational stability and a mandate of accountability to our clients.

 Commonwealth Discover the partner for client-forward™ advisors.
Commonwealth is the independent broker/dealer for those with a single-minded focus on doing what’s right for their clients. Discover all the ways in which our vision is in sync with yours: Technology that integrates every aspect of your clients’ financial lives into a single holistic view. Direct access to the support you need at every level, including from our managing partners. And a long history of helping you do what’s best for clients, because our only business interest is yours. Contact us today at—and keep moving client-forward™.

 CNL Securities CNL Securities is an alternative investment solutions provider that has served the broker/dealer community for more than 25 years. By engaging world-renowned investment partners, we have created a distinctive product platform to help you pursue your clients’ financial goals. Offerings span a wide spectrum of return strategies, from income to growth or a blend of the two, and focus on investments in the United States or around the globe. To contact us, call (866) 650-0650 or visit CNL Securities, managing dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC

Cole Real Estate Cole Real Estate Investments is one of the most active acquirers of core real estate assets, managing one of the country’s largest portfolios of retail properties. Cole primarily targets net-leased single-tenant and multi-tenant retail properties under long-term leases with high credit quality tenants, as well as single-tenant office and industrial properties. Cole executes a conservative investment and financing strategy designed to provide investors with the opportunity for stable current income and capital appreciation. Today, Cole-related entities own and manage more than 1,500 properties representing approximately 56 million square feet of commercial real estate in 47 states with a combined acquisition cost of more than $9.4 billion.

 Dominion Group The Dominion Group has been investing in distressed single-family residential real estate since 2001. They own a stabilized rental portfolio of over 500 properties in the Baltimore and Atlanta markets. Dominion operates a vertically integrated platform handling all aspects of distressed real estate investing, including acquisitions, renovation, leasing, property management, lending and sales. In addition, Dominion is a policy consultant to Baltimore Housing. They are currently raising a series of debt and equity funds focused on the single family rental real estate sector.

 Drever Capital For over four decades, Maxwell Drever and his teammates have been leaders in
impact real estate investing. 
The Drever companies' award-winning redevelopments of distressed apartments
deliver triple bottom line returns that are already generating uncommon, increasing cash flows as well as social and environmental benefits.
DCM's recently launched Parallel Fund II's unique alignment with its related club fund of some of the nation's most astute institutional investors provides legacy and qualified, new family investors the opportunity to exponentially leverage the positive impact of even a relatively small investment. 

 EJF logo EJF Capital LLC leverages the asset management and capital markets experience of Emanuel J. Friedman, a founder and former Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of FBR.  EJF was co-founded by Neal J. Wilson, former Senior Managing Director for the Alternative Asset Investment and Private Wealth Management groups at FBR.  They are supported by a team of industry professionals, including 16 portfolio managers and analysts.  We believe we can best serve our clients and ourselves, as principal investors alongside our clients, by having a focused approach to investing in niche strategies in which we have demonstrable expertise, a proven track record of success and limited competitive landscape.  Implementation of this investment philosophy is what allows us to strike the right balance between taking risk and protecting against downside exposure to loss.

Fact Right About FactRight
Founded in 2006, FactRight provides the only comprehensive three-tier resource addressing the unique needs for private placement and non-traded securities due diligence in a wide variety of categories, broker dealer risk management solutions, and education and training for the registered investment advisor (RIA) and registered representative (RR) communities.
With its diverse expert team of legal, due diligence, financial, audit, analyst and accounting professionals, FactRight is unmatched in its methodology of addressing the securities industry compliance and transparency requirements.  FactRight strives to improve the investor experience byserving as their advocate in the alternative investment industry.



Hines Securities, Inc is the broker/dealer responsible for the distribution of securities sponsored by Hines to the financial services industry. Hines Securities is an affiliate of Hines Interests Limited Partnership (Hines), the sponsor of Hines REIT and Hines Global REIT. Hines is a fully integrated real estate investment and management firm. Since its inception in 1957, Hines and its affiliates have been providing acquisition, development, financing, property management, leasing and disposition services primarily for large domestic and foreign investors and high net worth individuals. Hines currently has approximately 3,150 employees in 108 cities and 18 countries as of June 30, 2011.

Home Union HomeUnion Services is a unique investment platform providing high income single-family cash flow homes nationally for real estate investors. The company brings together a network of Property Providers who have an excellent track record and are certified through an extensive due diligence process. The Property Providers offer fully tenanted properties and stay on as Property Managers after the purchase. This ensures a single point of accountability and significantly reduces risk for out of state investors. In addition, rent and maintenance guarantees are available on homes in some markets. HomeUnion provides post-purchase market intelligence, portfolio analysis, and management oversight for investors

 KBR logo KBR Capital Partners is an alternative investments firm that employs a joint venture, institutional, multi-manager strategy to deliver a diversified and distinctive array of low-correlated, dividend-based investment opportunities to individual investors.
“KBR’s innovative vision and philosophy is based on a collaborative model that leverages the expertise of its principals, team members and best-in-class partners to bring what we believe are high-quality, diligently designed, and equitably structured alternative investments to our investors.”
KBR's principals and officers have invested  $150M+ of equity and debt capital in 30+ partnerships; have owned and managed a diverse array of businesses and real estate; and have designed, marketed, and managed 150+ investment programs, with $10B+ in AUM.

 Key Property Key Property Solutions, LLC, founded in 2002 by CEO Jeff Brock, is a full service residential real estate investment company headquartered in Kennesaw, GA.   The company is best in class when it comes to acquisition, renovation, property management, and resale of single family homes in the Atlanta market.   Key Property Solutions has created an avenue for  domestic and international  investors to participate in a growth and income opportunity while managing risk by creating fully managed portfolios of single family properties.   Key currently manages over 1200 homes and has recently launched a $10 million fund for investors. Our proven track record of success throughout diverse market cycles demonstrates our ability to execute in the current market.  The Company has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the 17th fastest growing Atlanta private company in 2011.

 NRS NorthStar Realty Securities, LLC is the broker-dealer affiliate of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
(NYSE: NRF) and the dealer-manager for NorthStar REIT's public offering. NorthStar Realty Securities is dedicated to providing financial professionals and their clients with the information they need to make informed investment decisions.
NorthStar REIT is a non-traded REIT formed to originate, invest in, and manage a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt, commercial real estate debt-related securities and select commercial real estate equity investments.

 Principle logo Principal Global Investors is a limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Principal Financial Group, Inc.  With $231.4 billion in total assets under management as of September 30, 2011, our investment capabilities encompass a range of equity, fixed income and real estate investments, as well as specialized expertise in currency management, asset allocation, stable value management and other structured investment strategies. Our multi-boutique strategy enables us to provide an expanded range of top-tier investment capabilities through our network of specialized affiliates. Principal Global Investors has office locations in Europe, Asia and Australia.

 Realty Capital Securities Realty Capital Securities (“RCS”), member FINRA/SIPC, and a subsidiary of American Realty Capital, is a purpose-built open architecture wholesale broker dealer focused exclusively on the distribution of public and private direct investment programs.  The products offered on RCS’ platform target specific real estate sectors with varying investment strategies and have been expanded to now include a non-traded business development company.  RCS’ sales, operations, compliance and executive management teams provide expertise in investment program distribution as well as marketing and educational initiatives designed for the broker dealer community.  To learn more about the RCS organization please call the company at 877-373-2522.

 Robert A Stanger  Robert A. Stanger & Co., LLC (“Stanger”) is a nationally recognized investment banking and research firm specializing in real estate investments. The firm provides strategic planning, investment banking, financial advisory and valuation services to many of the nation’s leading real estate investment management companies, private and public REITs, and leading public and private institutional investors.

 Sayco logo  Sayco Capital Group Inc., a multi-platform distressed asset management organization, focuses on high-yield, income-producing real estate opportunities by means of acquiring deeply discounted residential and multi-family properties, mortgage notes and other situational opportunities. Sayco's initial success resulted from the cultivation of both individual and joint ventures, while its recent success is the result of its master real estate fund, Sayco Equity Fund, LP. Enhanced by its subsidiaries, the Sayco organization utilizes dedicated in-house services to ensure asset priority, controlled expenses and maximized portfolio dispositions. Rather reticent, the fund completed 2011 with a finalized return to its investors in excess of 55%.

 SouthWest With great crisis comes great opportunity.  That's what the professionals at Southwest Cash Flow saw when the US housing market began to melt down in 2007.  With home rental rates at historic highs compared to home prices, Southwest Cash Flow quickly realized that those who took advantage of today's housing market would be at an advantage for many years to come.  With backgrounds in construction, architecture, property management, and investing, the professionals at Southwest Cash Flow know what it takes to make a piece of real estate profitable.  Since 2005, they have purchased and sold over 1,000 homes via large transactions through troubled financial institutions and investment companies.  In 2010, they saw the emergence of the US as a renter society and began to focus almost exclusively on purchasing quality rental properties and leasing them.  Today Southwest Cash Flow operates in seven markets across the United States. They assist individuals who want to invest in today's historical real estate market, but don't have the time or resources to do so on their own.

 Sterling Trust Sterling Trust, a division of Equity Trust Company, specializes in the custody of alternative investments, which provides businesses and individuals with a strategy for diversification beyond traditional investment products.  We have years of experience working with professionals throughout the financial services industry — including financial advisors and planners, broker-dealers, tax and legal professionals, investment bankers and venture capitalists, fund companies, banks and other financial institutions.  We offer self-directed IRAs, qualified retirement plans and non-qualified custodial accounts for non-traditional and traditional assets. Today, Sterling Trust serves over 128,000 clients in 50 states with $10 billion of retirement plan assets under custody.

 Vinebrook Established in 2006, VineBrook Partners is a private partnership that invests in distressed residential real estate in select cities in Ohio and Indiana.  The partnership utilizes its existing local market knowledge, real estate management expertise and business management skill to build a portfolio of high yielding assets that takes advantage of the current opportunity in distressed real estate.  VineBrook Partners and its affiliates constitute a fully integrated real estate company.  VineBrook Partners sources properties by leveraging existing relationships with banks, government agencies, and custodians of distressed properties.  The acquired properties primarily are renovated and rented to maximize the future cashflow.  VineBrook Partners is able to provide a high return for its investors while serving a public good by improving neighborhoods.

Association Partners

 NAREIT NAREIT*, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts*, is
the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real
estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital
markets. NAREIT's members are REITs and other businesses throughout the
world that own, operate, and finance income-producing real estate, as
well as those firms and individuals who advise, study, and service those

 REISA REISA provides:
  • Knowledge through information and education
  • Networking and access to peers, professionals, leaders and regulators
  • Legislative and regulatory advocacy
REISA is a national trade association of decision makers that influence over 20,000 professionals who offer and manage alternative investments. These typically include, but are not limited to: non-traded REITs, real estate partnerships, real estate income and development funds, tenant-in-common interests, oil and gas interests, and other securitized real estate investments. We work to maintain the integrity and reputation of the industry by promoting the highest ethical standards to its members and provide education, networking opportunities and resources. REISA connects members directly to key industry experts through intimate forums providing timely trends and education; helping create a diversified portfolio for their clients.

Media Partner

Blue Vault Blue Vault Partners provides financial intermediaries with unbiased, fact-based nontraded REIT research.  By utilizing our online tools and data analysis, our subscribers are more confident knowing they are making a better informed decision about the nontraded REITs they recommend to their clients.