In the wake of an ever expanding wave of regulatory scrutiny surrounding American Realty Capital, Realty Capital Securities, and its founder Nicholas Schorsch, TFS Securities, Inc. has decided effective immediately, to suspend sales in products distributed by Realty Capital Securities, and their subsidiary SC Distributors. Products affected by this change include Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II and Sierra Income Fund.
Unlike many of our competitors, TFS Securities, Inc. has never approved or offered programs offered by ARC, RCS, or its affiliates. TFS Securities, Inc. has performed extensive Due Diligence and approved agreements for the sale of the Carter Validus and Sierra programs when they were distributed by SC Distributors. Last year, SC Distributors was acquired by Realty Capital.
While these investment funds are completely separate entities that are unaffected by the dynamics of the distributor, we feel that it is prudent to move onto the sidelines while these issues are worked out. TFS has always taken an ultra-conservative position regarding DPPs, LPs, REITs, and BDCs. This industry has enjoyed a 5+ year window of explosive capital raised and deployed into real estate, initially at discounts from appraised value and extremely attractive CAP Rates. As with any other cycle, the deeper we get into that cycle, the selection of bargains are no longer as plentiful.
As always, we encourage you to focus diligently on client suitability and concentration guidelines. Anyone with business in hand should submit this business in person or via overnight mail to be received at TFS no later than Thursday Morning 11/19. Please understand that this is not a fire sale, nor an invitation to run out and force through a lot of business under the deadline. This type of activity will be heavily scrutinized and will not likely be approved.
As always, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please direct any questions to me at 732-758-9300 x 145 or via email at email@example.com.
Thomas P. Hyland
437 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
732-758-9300 Extension 145
800-833-1862 Extension 145
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