Guide to Private REITs

Private REITs, sometimes referred to as private-placement REITs, are neither traded on a national stock exchange nor registered with the SEC.  As a result, private REITs are not subject to the same disclosure requirements as stock exchange-listed or public non-listed REITs.

Private REITs issue shares that are neither traded on national exchanges nor registered with the SEC, but rather issued pursuant to one or more of several exemptions to the securities laws set forth in regulations promulgated and enforced by the SEC. These exemptions include rules set forth under Regulation D, permitting an issuer to sell securities to "accredited investors," and Rule 144A, which exempts securities issued to qualified institutional buyers (QIBs).

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