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The Investment Industry in 2018 – Why Change is Good

There is no denying that it is an exciting time to be in the investment industry. Technological and regulatory changes, combined with the evolving preferences of key demographic groups are pushing RIAs and other financial professionals to blaze new trails. While this makes many in the industry uncomfortable, adaptation to the new investment landscape will […]

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Chuck Schreiber talks about the opportunity for accredited investors

Please join us as we chat with KBS CEO, Chuck Schreiber, about his background in Real Estate and the opportunity that KBS is offering for accredited investors to participate in similar quality real estate investments offered to large pension funds and institutional investors. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Navigating Change as an RIA – Tips for Prosperity in a Transparent Environment

The investment industry is a client-driven market, which relies heavily on customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, their level of satisfaction is often tied to portfolio performance, much of which depends upon market conditions beyond anyone’s control. Even though the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule was struck down on March 15th, it may “live on” until the […]

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Investors Demand More Transparency: Are You Ready To Deliver?

Today, many investors tend to rank transparency equally with trust when considering an adviser or investment deal. That’s why it’s important for financial firms to deploy solutions that will drive deeper levels of transparency throughout their entire organization as well as how they present and communicate investment deals—especially if they want to keep their current […]

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Reaping Rewards on Your Biggest Asset: Trust

With fintech now dominating the world of finance more than ever before, investors this year will have access to all types of highly-vetted, quality deals. In fact, fintech is one of the leading reasons why there’s been a tremendous spike in institutional quality investments that are now flooding the marketplace, and, even driving millions of […]

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Webcast: The Future of Commercial Real Estate Investing, How the Investment Ecosystem is Being Disrupted

Earlier this week, three members of KBS Direct’s leadership team, Chuck Schreiber, Peter Bren, and Lew Feldman, were all featured in a webcast with InvestmentNews. InvestmentNews Executive Editor, Evan Cooper, hosted, and together they discussed the future of real estate investment and the KBS Growth & Income Real Estate Investment Trust. Visit https://www.kbsdirect.com/webcastIN/ to register […]

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Press Releases & Articles
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (June 14, 2018) – KBSDirect.com, sponsored by KBS in Newport Beach, California, announced today it has appointed Mark Saukkola as Vice President of Investor Relations, effective immediately. In this new role, Mr.Saukkola will contribute to KBS’s effort to create direct distribution channels for investors with access to institutional quality real estate via KBS REITs and funds. Mr. Saukkola will report directly to Charles Schreiber, KBS Chief Executive Officer.

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2018) – KBS Growth & Income Real Estate Investment Trust  (the “Company” or “KBS Growth & Income REIT”), sponsored by KBS in Newport Beach, California, has announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to its dividend.   The new daily distribution rate of $0.00144493 per share is payable to stockholders of record each day commencing May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. This daily amount would equal a 6.0% annualized rate based on the December 8, 2017 estimated value per share of $8.79 if paid each day for a 365-day period.  The Company is currently paying a 5.5% annualized dividend.

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KBS Growth & Income REIT Signs a 19,948-Square-Foot Lease in Portland

March 15, 2018

 

KBS Growth & Income REIT, a non-traded real estate investment trust based in Newport Beach, California and offered online at KBSDirect.com, announced today the signing of a new 19,948-square-foot lease with Otoharmonics Corporation at Commonwealth Building in Portland. Otoharmonics Corporation is a privately held company with headquarters in Portland, Oregon USA. The company has an international team of world–class neuroscientists, clinicians, business professionals and patients and has developed the patented Levo System for the management of tinnitus symptoms.

 

Situated in the heart of downtown Portland on 421 SW 6th Avenue, this 14-story, Class A office tower is comprised of 224,122 square feet of rentable space. The building has been recognized as one of Portland’s first midcentury design towers. After its creative repositioning in 2008, it is now considered a higher-purpose building, with onsite amenities that include a rooftop deck, tenant lounge, conference room, fitness center and locker rooms. Additionally, the office tower is easily accessible to mass transit and the Portland International Airport.

 

“The Commonwealth building offers tenants an exceptional community experience,” said Clint Copulos, KBS senior vice president and asset manager for the property. “We are excited to welcome Otoharmonics Corporation – www.otoharmonics.com – as a tenant and know that they will have a favorable experience and will be fully-supported at our property.”

 

Commonwealth also holds the distinction of being one of the initial properties included in KBS’s first online direct-investment fund available on KBSDirect.com. The Fund (KBS Growth & Income REIT), allows accredited investors to invest directly in high-quality, well-located properties like Commonwealth without paying up-front fees or commissions.

 

Michael Baker, Presodent/CEO represented Otoharmonics Corporation.

 

 

About KBS
KBS Capital Advisers is the external adviser to KBS Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and is an affiliate of KBS Realty Advisers, a private equity real estate company and SEC-registered investment adviser founded in 1992. Since its inception, KBS affiliated companies have completed transactional activity in excess of $37 billion via 16 separate accounts, six commingled funds, five sovereign wealth funds and seven nontraded REITs. For information, visit www.kbs.com.
7 months ago in

Investment banking firm Robert A. Stanger & Co. is predicting that fundraising for non-traded REITs will reach $4.2 billion this year. To read the full article click here: http://www.nreionline.com/reits/non-traded-reits-poised-comeback

7 months ago in

KBS has a new crowdfunding platform: KBSDirect.com. Investors in the platform will have “access to risk-adjusted return profiles similar to those enjoyed by KBS’s institutional clients for more than 25 years,” according to the company. To read the full article click here:  KBS Creates Crowdfunding Platform

7 months ago in

KBS Realty Advisors, one of the industry’s largest owners of office space, has debuted an online real estate platform named KBSDirect.com for accredited investors and advisers to directly invest in the KBS Growth & Income REIT, a portfolio of institutional-grade commercial real estate properties — the first of what promises to be several real estate products added to the platform over time. Chuck Schreiber, CEO of KBS, joins us to explain the new venture (11/2017). To watch the episode click here:  Shop Talk: A new real estate platform for accredited investors

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