Blackstone's recent acquisition of Apartment Income REIT Corp. for $10 billion in cash has injected optimism into the commercial real estate mergers and acquisitions market. Industry experts Brian King from LODAS Markets and Kevin Gannon from Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. weigh in on the significance of this deal.

News
Apr 9, 2024

Blackstone deal for apartment REIT signals opportunities

Blackstone's recent acquisition of Apartment Income REIT Corp. for $10 billion in cash has injected optimism into the commercial real estate mergers and acquisitions market. Industry experts Brian King from LODAS Markets and Kevin Gannon from Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. weigh in on the significance of this deal.

Blog
Apr 2, 2024

LODAS Markets Lists TCRT, Expands Its Reach

Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. ("TCRT") lists on LODAS today and becomes one of about 40 issues available for trading on the LODASMarkets.com secondary marketplace.

News
Mar 29, 2024

LODAS Markets Ranked #1: KC's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Kansas City's Fastest-Growing Technology Companies Ranked by Revenue growth (2023 vs. 2022)

News
Mar 19, 2024

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

News
Feb 23, 2024

LODAS Markets helping REIT investors find liquidity in minutes

Alternatives Watch caught up with LODAS Markets CEO Brian King on what participation the team has seen on the platform that was originally launched as Realto in 2021.

Press Release
Feb 5, 2024

LODAS Launches Transfer Agent Offering, To List Triple Crown Realty Trust in 1Q

LODAS Markets unveiled its transfer agent offering to further streamline alternatives investing and announced that Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. (“TCRT”) is the inaugural transfer-agent customer of LODAS Transfer, LLC.

News
Jan 24, 2024

LODAS Leverages AI Tools to Enhance Market Data Offering, Alts Investments Transparency

LODAS Markets, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments, increasing transparency for issues listed for trading on LODASMarkets.com.

Press Release
Jan 23, 2024

LODAS Markets Expands Market Data Offering, Leveraging Proprietary AI Tools to Increase Transparency for Alternative Investments

LODAS Markets, the first fully automated online marketplace matching buyers and sellers of non-traded REITs and other alternatives, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments.

News
Apr 9, 2024

Blackstone deal for apartment REIT signals opportunities

Blackstone's recent acquisition of Apartment Income REIT Corp. for $10 billion in cash has injected optimism into the commercial real estate mergers and acquisitions market. Industry experts Brian King from LODAS Markets and Kevin Gannon from Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. weigh in on the significance of this deal.

Blog
Apr 2, 2024

LODAS Markets Lists TCRT, Expands Its Reach

Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. ("TCRT") lists on LODAS today and becomes one of about 40 issues available for trading on the LODASMarkets.com secondary marketplace.

News
Mar 29, 2024

LODAS Markets Ranked #1: KC's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Kansas City's Fastest-Growing Technology Companies Ranked by Revenue growth (2023 vs. 2022)

News
Mar 19, 2024

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

News
Feb 23, 2024

LODAS Markets helping REIT investors find liquidity in minutes

Alternatives Watch caught up with LODAS Markets CEO Brian King on what participation the team has seen on the platform that was originally launched as Realto in 2021.

Press Release
Feb 5, 2024

LODAS Launches Transfer Agent Offering, To List Triple Crown Realty Trust in 1Q

LODAS Markets unveiled its transfer agent offering to further streamline alternatives investing and announced that Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. (“TCRT”) is the inaugural transfer-agent customer of LODAS Transfer, LLC.

News
Apr 9, 2024

Blackstone deal for apartment REIT signals opportunities

Blackstone's recent acquisition of Apartment Income REIT Corp. for $10 billion in cash has injected optimism into the commercial real estate mergers and acquisitions market. Industry experts Brian King from LODAS Markets and Kevin Gannon from Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. weigh in on the significance of this deal.

Blog
Apr 2, 2024

LODAS Markets Lists TCRT, Expands Its Reach

Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. ("TCRT") lists on LODAS today and becomes one of about 40 issues available for trading on the LODASMarkets.com secondary marketplace.

News
Mar 29, 2024

LODAS Markets Ranked #1: KC's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Kansas City's Fastest-Growing Technology Companies Ranked by Revenue growth (2023 vs. 2022)

News
Mar 19, 2024

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

News
Feb 23, 2024

LODAS Markets helping REIT investors find liquidity in minutes

Alternatives Watch caught up with LODAS Markets CEO Brian King on what participation the team has seen on the platform that was originally launched as Realto in 2021.

Press Release
Feb 5, 2024

LODAS Launches Transfer Agent Offering, To List Triple Crown Realty Trust in 1Q

LODAS Markets unveiled its transfer agent offering to further streamline alternatives investing and announced that Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. (“TCRT”) is the inaugural transfer-agent customer of LODAS Transfer, LLC.

News
Apr 9, 2024

Blackstone deal for apartment REIT signals opportunities

Blackstone's recent acquisition of Apartment Income REIT Corp. for $10 billion in cash has injected optimism into the commercial real estate mergers and acquisitions market. Industry experts Brian King from LODAS Markets and Kevin Gannon from Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. weigh in on the significance of this deal.

Blog
Apr 2, 2024

LODAS Markets Lists TCRT, Expands Its Reach

Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. ("TCRT") lists on LODAS today and becomes one of about 40 issues available for trading on the LODASMarkets.com secondary marketplace.

News
Mar 29, 2024

LODAS Markets Ranked #1: KC's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Kansas City's Fastest-Growing Technology Companies Ranked by Revenue growth (2023 vs. 2022)

News
Mar 19, 2024

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

Business Insider - How real estate's pain could be Wall Street's gain as Blackstone, Goldman, and others dive back in

News
Feb 23, 2024

LODAS Markets helping REIT investors find liquidity in minutes

Alternatives Watch caught up with LODAS Markets CEO Brian King on what participation the team has seen on the platform that was originally launched as Realto in 2021.

Press Release
Feb 5, 2024

LODAS Launches Transfer Agent Offering, To List Triple Crown Realty Trust in 1Q

LODAS Markets unveiled its transfer agent offering to further streamline alternatives investing and announced that Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. (“TCRT”) is the inaugural transfer-agent customer of LODAS Transfer, LLC.

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Press Release
Jan 10, 2024

LODAS Markets Partners with Silver Star Properties To Offer Investors Secondary Market Liquidity

LODAS Markets announced today that Silver Star Properties REIT is now trading on LODAS Markets, joining nearly 40 securities currently offered on the company’s secondary marketplace.

News
Dec 28, 2023

WealthChannel - The Alternative Investment Podcast

A Liquid Market For Illiquid Alts – Brian King Of LODAS Markets

News
Dec 20, 2023

The Alternative Investing Advantage Podcast

Episode 95: Exploring Real Estate Investing Marketplaces with Brian King

News
Dec 13, 2023

Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

FundFire: Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

News
Nov 9, 2023

Invest Like a Billionare Podcast

Creating Liquidity In Private Markets

News
Nov 8, 2023

Schwab Network: Getting Exposure to Non-Traded REITs

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Schwab Network.

Press Release
Nov 1, 2023

LODAS Markets Cuts Trading Fees for NAV REITs, Executes BREIT Trade Just 4.5% below NAV

3Q Total Notional Volume on LODAS Increases 80%. LODAS Markets, operator of the fourth-largest alternative trading system (ATS) in the U.S., announced reduced fees to trade NAV REITs on the LODAS Marketplace with sellers now paying 1.9% of transaction value vs 2.9% previously.

News
Sep 13, 2023

Brian King Interview On Bloomberg Radio

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Bloomberg last week.

Press Release
Aug 30, 2023

LODAS Markets Expands Offering, Adds Four Walton Global Funds; Marks First Listing of Private Limited Partnerships on Marketplace

LODAS Markets, the third-largest alternatives market operator in the U.S., today announced four Walton Global funds are available for trading, marking the first listing of private limited partnerships available to accredited investors on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Aug 23, 2023

Secondary Sales Back in Spotlight for Semi-Liquid Alts Funds

FundFire: Secondary Sales Back in Spotlight for Semi-Liquid Alts Funds

Press Release
Aug 8, 2023

LODAS Markets Becomes 3rd Largest US Alternatives Markets Operator

Adds Deutsche Bank Affiliate, RREEF Property Trust, for Trading. LODAS executed 1.35 million shares in second quarter 

Blog
Jul 18, 2023

Solutions to Blackstone’s BREIT Problems

Blackstone’s BREIT has been the go-to investment choice for individuals interested in the real estate market. However, they have faced substantial challenges in recent months that have put into question if it is the REIT structure of the future. Here we will examine BREIT's recent difficulties with capital raising, creating liquidity, and meeting redemption requests, while also exploring potential solutions and the changing landscape of REIT investments.

Newsletter
Jun 28, 2023

June 2023: Unprecedented Success in Facilitating Share Liquidity

LODAS Markets is celebrating its most successful month, quarter, and year to date, helping facilitate the liquidity of millions of dollars' worth of shares at fair prices. This achievement comes shortly after Bloomberg's devastating forecast for Commercial Real Estate.

Blog
Jun 15, 2023

Secondary Activity in Commercial Real Estate Funds is Anticipated to Rise Despite the Temporary Pause in Rate Hikes

Over the past 15 months, there has been a significant increase in secondary activity within the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, driven by the rapid rise in interest rates. While the recent decision by the Federal Reserve to pause rate increases offers some respite to borrowers and landlords, the possibility of future rate hikes adds to the instability of the CRE market. As uncertainty persists, it is anticipated that secondary activity in CRE funds will continue to rise as market participants strive to navigate the evolving landscape.

Newsletter
May 19, 2023

May 2023: NexPoint's VineBrook Homes Trust Now Available for Trading

We are excited to bring you the latest updates in this month's newsletter, and there are some important developments we want to highlight.

Press Release
May 11, 2023

NexPoint's VineBrook Homes Trust now available for trading on LODASMarkets.com

LODAS Markets announced today that VineBrook Homes Trust, which is externally managed by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors V, L.P. (together with its affiliates “NexPoint”), is now trading on LODASMarkets.com, joining more than 30 non-traded and private REIT securities currently offered on the proprietary LODAS marketplace.

Blog
Apr 24, 2023

The Road Less Traveled: Why LODAS Markets Chose to Register as an ATS

Chairman Gensler's Statement Highlights the Importance of Transparency and Accountability through Regulation of Trading Platforms.

News
Apr 21, 2023

Amid Redemption Gates, Non-Traded REIT Shares Trade in Secondary Markets

"Trading in private real estate secondaries, including non-traded REITs, BDCs and private placements, has increased by an order of magnitude compared to last year."

News
Apr 18, 2023

CEO of Real Estate Investing Marketplace Hasn’t Lost His Singing Roots

Brian King of Lodas Markets Makes Business Connections Through Performing.

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News
Apr 17, 2023

Secondary exchanges aim to offer liquidity to REITs

BREIT and SREIT are available for investors to trade on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Mar 28, 2023

Non-Traded REITs: A New Liquidity Lifeline

Investors can trade assets like BREIT in the LODAS marketplace.

Newsletter
Mar 24, 2023

March 2023: BREIT Now Trading on LODASMarkets.com

Given the current liquidity concerns among banks, we’re seeing significant volatility in the public markets. Ultimately, we expect this to impact the less-liquid private markets as well. LODAS Markets was created precisely for this reason

News
Mar 22, 2023

Secondary Marketplaces Offer New Liquidity Options As Nontraded REITs Limit Redemptions

In the first week since LODAS Markets listed Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust shares, the secondary marketplace saw more interest than it has in the full month since it listed the nontraded REIT’s largest competitor.

News
Mar 22, 2023

BREIT Begins Trading on LODAS Markets

LODAS Markets, an operator of a web-based marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative investments formerly known as Realto Inc., announced that Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust is now trading on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Mar 21, 2023

BREIT Can Now Be Traded Via New Alternative Trading Platform

Even though Blackstone is still limiting redemptions, investors can now sell into private markets

News
Mar 21, 2023

KC startup adds Blackstone, Starwood to its REIT trading platform

Overland Park-based LODAS Markets now has two major real estate investors trading on its platform, Blackstone REIT and Starwood REIT, offering their clients better liquidity on investments.

Press Release
Mar 21, 2023

Blackstone's BREIT Now Trading on LODASMarkets.com

Blackstone's $70 billion BREIT fund joins Starwood’s SREIT in the LODAS marketplace, where investors can today buy and sell shares.

Blog
Mar 2, 2023

6 to Watch: The Innovators Ushering in Fintech 2.0

These six innovators are ones to watch. They’re paving the way for the next era of private investments by offering new products, fostering greater access and providing more options for liquidity.

Newsletter
Feb 24, 2023

February 2023: More Big Name Funds Coming to LODASMarkets.com

In my last note to you, I shared that Starwood Real Estate Investment Trust (SREIT) can now be traded on LODASMarkets.com

Blog
Feb 16, 2023

Financial Advisors: Talk to Your Clients About LODAS

When I was a financial advisor, the first quarter was dedicated to meeting with clients to review their accounts and plan for the year. While I talked with clients regularly on the phone and by email, I set aside time early in the year to sit down and have candid conversations about market conditions, life changes, assets clients wanted to keep or let go and any  changes to their financial goals. 

News
Feb 8, 2023

Alternatives Watch - Starwood REIT to Trade on Retail Alts Secondaries Platform

Starwood Real Estate Income Trust (SREIT) fund is now trading on the LODAS Markets platform, which was previously known as Realto and focuses on secondary markets.

News
Feb 8, 2023

The DIWire - Starwood REIT Begins Trading on LODAS Markets

LODAS Markets, previously known as Realto Inc., which is the operator of a web-based marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative investments, announced that Starwood Real Estate Income Trust is now trading on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Feb 7, 2023

Financial Advisor Magazine - SREIT Cleared For Trading On Alternative Trading System

Frustrated institutional and accredited investors who want to trade shares of the popular Starwood Real Estate Income Trust—a private real estate fund which was closed to redemptions in December, after outsize withdrawal requests—will have a new option starting today

Press Release
Feb 7, 2023

Starwood’s SREIT Available to Trade on LODASMarkets.com

Investors shut out of recent SREIT redemptions have a new path to liquidity; Realto changes name to LODAS Markets

Newsletter
Jan 13, 2023

January 2023: In the Express Lane

It’s already two weeks into the year and I hope that like us, your 2023 appears to be one full of opportunity.

Blog
Dec 27, 2022

Hitting the High Notes: Realto's Greatest Hits 2022

As 2022 winds down, I’ve been thinking a lot about our business and what the Realto team achieved in the last year. Before we turn to the first blank page of 2023, I want to take a moment to share a few company high notes – our greatest hits, if you will – from the last 12 months.

Newsletter
Dec 20, 2022

December 2022: From First Trade To Highest Month

The calendar year may be winding down but at Realto, the activity is heating up. This time last winter, we completed the first trade on Realto.ai. Now, a year later, we just hit our highest trading month to date.

News
Dec 12, 2022

KC Business Journal - Realto Works to Build Awareness for Platform Offering to Link REITs to Property Buyers

After creating a unique market for trading stakes in real estate investment funds, Realto is focused on the next phase of its development: landing partners to host its platform and raise awareness of its service.

Press Release
Nov 21, 2022

Realto Provides a Path to Liquidity – Even in a Recession

Inflation is surging, the supply chain is lagging, the stock market is seeing wild fluctuations and many economists believe 2023 will bring a recession.

Blog
Nov 15, 2022

Not So Fast, Friend: 3 Myths About Net Asset Value

If you’re a college football fan, you probably saw that Lee Corso, the popular 87-year-old former coach, recently returned to the College Gameday set. He’s back with his spunk, famous mascot picks and one-liners that make people love him.  

Press Release
Oct 26, 2022

Realto Unveils IOI Functionality

Realto, creator of the first market system for buyers and sellers of alternative and real estate investments, now offers investors the opportunity to express their indication of interest (IOI) before placing an order.

Press Release
Oct 12, 2022

Inland REIT Now Trading on Realto

Realto, the first market for buyers and sellers of alternative and real estate investments, announced that Inland Real Estate Income Trust is now available to trade in its marketplace.

Press Release
Sep 26, 2022

Realto Names Kate O’Neill Rauber Vice President, Communications

Realto, the first automated marketplace for real estate and alternative investments, announces the hiring of Kate O’Neill Rauber as vice president, communications.

Blog
Sep 9, 2022

Mini-Tenders by MacKenzie (and Other Bad Actors) are a Losing Proposition for Shareholders

Last week, I wrote an open letter to advisors about recent secondary liquidity missteps from sponsors titled, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs, and, as bad luck would have it, another ugly example of ill-advised liquidity reared its head this week.

News
Aug 29, 2022

Wealth Management - 'Predatory' Mini-Tender Offers Highlight Liquidity Challenges for Real Estate Alts

Mini-tenders have been a thorn in the side of nontraded REIT sponsors, and they are also on the receiving end of backlash from other industry participants.

Blog
Jul 27, 2022

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs

An Open Letter to the Financial Advisor Community. Hello. My name is Brian King and I used to be one of you, a financial advisor.

Blog
May 18, 2022

Realto Update – May 2022

If you follow the news about alternative and real estate investments, you know we’ve been busy at Realto as we work to take the first fully-automated, web-based trading platform to the next level.

Blog
May 5, 2022

Realto Closes $4.5M Venture Round

Realto Closes $4.5 million Funding Round; Total Amount Raised now $8 million. Firebrand Ventures leads latest round as KCRise Fund and others invest; Proceeds will drive growth and expansion, including hiring.

Press Release
Apr 12, 2022

Annemarie Tierney Added to Realto Board

Realto Names Annemarie Tierney to board. Accomplished fintech leader brings additional private-market knowledge, experience.

Blog
Mar 16, 2022

Realto is Now SOC 2 Compliant

We are excited to announce that Realto is now SOC 2 Type I certified. At Realto, Cyber Security is extremely important. Customers trust us with their personal and financial information, and it is our duty to do the utmost to ensure our customer’s information is safe with us – we take this responsibility very seriously.

Blog
Jan 31, 2022

Realto January 2022 Update

Realto’s momentum continues following our successful launch, and we are moving quickly to take our business to the next level. To that end, we are pleased to announce these important updates.

Blog
Dec 16, 2021

Realto December 2021 Update

Realto. Is. Live! Yes, we are fully up and running and we are extremely grateful for the many people that have worked so hard to get us here. That includes the entire Realto team, our investors, our clients, and the friends and family that have supported us each step of the way.

News
Dec 11, 2021

KC Business Journal - Realto Launches Platform to Trade Real Estate and Other Illiquid Assets

Realto Launches Platform to Trade Real Estate and other illiquid. Overland Park-based Realto Securities LLC completed the first trades on its new electronic trading platform for real estate and alternative securities.

News
Dec 9, 2021

The DIWire - Realto Launches Platform for Secondary Trading of Alternative Securities

Realto Launches Platform for Secondary Trading of Alternative Securities. Realto, a marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, has launched its platform by executing trades in Phillips Edison & Co. Class B restricted shares.

Press Release
Dec 8, 2021

Realto Launches Platform for Trading of Illiquid Alternative Securities

Realto, a transparent marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, successfully launched its platform by executing trades in Phillips Edison & Co. (PECO) Class B restricted shares.

Blog
Oct 15, 2021

Realto Chooses Axos Clearing as Custodian, Clearing Broker

Realto Inc., a transparent marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, announces the selection of Axos Clearing as custodian and clearing broker for trading on the Realto platform. 

Blog
Oct 12, 2021

Realto October 2021 Update

As our planned fall launch remains on track, we’re excited to announce a number of important Realto updates.

News
Sep 22, 2021

KC Business Journal - KC Entrepreneurs Devise Trading Platform to Give Real Estate More Liquidity

A new Overland Park company will introduce an electronic trading platform that helps real estate investors buy and sell interests in projects more easily.

Blog
Jun 1, 2021

How it started… How it’s going

The alternative investment industry is rapidly evolving, and, to that end, much has happened at our growing company since we completed our seed round in December.

News
Jan 24, 2024

LODAS Leverages AI Tools to Enhance Market Data Offering, Alts Investments Transparency

LODAS Markets, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments, increasing transparency for issues listed for trading on LODASMarkets.com.

Press Release
Jan 23, 2024

LODAS Markets Expands Market Data Offering, Leveraging Proprietary AI Tools to Increase Transparency for Alternative Investments

LODAS Markets, the first fully automated online marketplace matching buyers and sellers of non-traded REITs and other alternatives, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments.

Press Release
Jan 10, 2024

LODAS Markets Partners with Silver Star Properties To Offer Investors Secondary Market Liquidity

LODAS Markets announced today that Silver Star Properties REIT is now trading on LODAS Markets, joining nearly 40 securities currently offered on the company’s secondary marketplace.

News
Dec 28, 2023

WealthChannel - The Alternative Investment Podcast

A Liquid Market For Illiquid Alts – Brian King Of LODAS Markets

News
Dec 20, 2023

The Alternative Investing Advantage Podcast

Episode 95: Exploring Real Estate Investing Marketplaces with Brian King

News
Dec 13, 2023

Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

FundFire: Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

News
Nov 9, 2023

Invest Like a Billionare Podcast

Creating Liquidity In Private Markets

News
Nov 8, 2023

Schwab Network: Getting Exposure to Non-Traded REITs

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Schwab Network.

Press Release
Nov 1, 2023

LODAS Markets Cuts Trading Fees for NAV REITs, Executes BREIT Trade Just 4.5% below NAV

3Q Total Notional Volume on LODAS Increases 80%. LODAS Markets, operator of the fourth-largest alternative trading system (ATS) in the U.S., announced reduced fees to trade NAV REITs on the LODAS Marketplace with sellers now paying 1.9% of transaction value vs 2.9% previously.

News
Sep 13, 2023

Brian King Interview On Bloomberg Radio

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Bloomberg last week.

Press Release
Aug 30, 2023

LODAS Markets Expands Offering, Adds Four Walton Global Funds; Marks First Listing of Private Limited Partnerships on Marketplace

LODAS Markets, the third-largest alternatives market operator in the U.S., today announced four Walton Global funds are available for trading, marking the first listing of private limited partnerships available to accredited investors on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Aug 23, 2023

Secondary Sales Back in Spotlight for Semi-Liquid Alts Funds

FundFire: Secondary Sales Back in Spotlight for Semi-Liquid Alts Funds

Press Release
Aug 8, 2023

LODAS Markets Becomes 3rd Largest US Alternatives Markets Operator

Adds Deutsche Bank Affiliate, RREEF Property Trust, for Trading. LODAS executed 1.35 million shares in second quarter 

Blog
Jul 18, 2023

Solutions to Blackstone’s BREIT Problems

Blackstone’s BREIT has been the go-to investment choice for individuals interested in the real estate market. However, they have faced substantial challenges in recent months that have put into question if it is the REIT structure of the future. Here we will examine BREIT's recent difficulties with capital raising, creating liquidity, and meeting redemption requests, while also exploring potential solutions and the changing landscape of REIT investments.

Newsletter
Jun 28, 2023

June 2023: Unprecedented Success in Facilitating Share Liquidity

LODAS Markets is celebrating its most successful month, quarter, and year to date, helping facilitate the liquidity of millions of dollars' worth of shares at fair prices. This achievement comes shortly after Bloomberg's devastating forecast for Commercial Real Estate.

Blog
Jun 15, 2023

Secondary Activity in Commercial Real Estate Funds is Anticipated to Rise Despite the Temporary Pause in Rate Hikes

Over the past 15 months, there has been a significant increase in secondary activity within the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, driven by the rapid rise in interest rates. While the recent decision by the Federal Reserve to pause rate increases offers some respite to borrowers and landlords, the possibility of future rate hikes adds to the instability of the CRE market. As uncertainty persists, it is anticipated that secondary activity in CRE funds will continue to rise as market participants strive to navigate the evolving landscape.

Newsletter
May 19, 2023

May 2023: NexPoint's VineBrook Homes Trust Now Available for Trading

We are excited to bring you the latest updates in this month's newsletter, and there are some important developments we want to highlight.

Press Release
May 11, 2023

NexPoint's VineBrook Homes Trust now available for trading on LODASMarkets.com

LODAS Markets announced today that VineBrook Homes Trust, which is externally managed by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors V, L.P. (together with its affiliates “NexPoint”), is now trading on LODASMarkets.com, joining more than 30 non-traded and private REIT securities currently offered on the proprietary LODAS marketplace.

Blog
Apr 24, 2023

The Road Less Traveled: Why LODAS Markets Chose to Register as an ATS

Chairman Gensler's Statement Highlights the Importance of Transparency and Accountability through Regulation of Trading Platforms.

News
Apr 21, 2023

Amid Redemption Gates, Non-Traded REIT Shares Trade in Secondary Markets

"Trading in private real estate secondaries, including non-traded REITs, BDCs and private placements, has increased by an order of magnitude compared to last year."

News
Apr 18, 2023

CEO of Real Estate Investing Marketplace Hasn’t Lost His Singing Roots

Brian King of Lodas Markets Makes Business Connections Through Performing.

P&I Logo
News
Apr 17, 2023

Secondary exchanges aim to offer liquidity to REITs

BREIT and SREIT are available for investors to trade on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Mar 28, 2023

Non-Traded REITs: A New Liquidity Lifeline

Investors can trade assets like BREIT in the LODAS marketplace.

Newsletter
Mar 24, 2023

March 2023: BREIT Now Trading on LODASMarkets.com

Given the current liquidity concerns among banks, we’re seeing significant volatility in the public markets. Ultimately, we expect this to impact the less-liquid private markets as well. LODAS Markets was created precisely for this reason

News
Mar 22, 2023

Secondary Marketplaces Offer New Liquidity Options As Nontraded REITs Limit Redemptions

In the first week since LODAS Markets listed Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust shares, the secondary marketplace saw more interest than it has in the full month since it listed the nontraded REIT’s largest competitor.

News
Mar 22, 2023

BREIT Begins Trading on LODAS Markets

LODAS Markets, an operator of a web-based marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative investments formerly known as Realto Inc., announced that Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust is now trading on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Mar 21, 2023

BREIT Can Now Be Traded Via New Alternative Trading Platform

Even though Blackstone is still limiting redemptions, investors can now sell into private markets

News
Mar 21, 2023

KC startup adds Blackstone, Starwood to its REIT trading platform

Overland Park-based LODAS Markets now has two major real estate investors trading on its platform, Blackstone REIT and Starwood REIT, offering their clients better liquidity on investments.

Press Release
Mar 21, 2023

Blackstone's BREIT Now Trading on LODASMarkets.com

Blackstone's $70 billion BREIT fund joins Starwood’s SREIT in the LODAS marketplace, where investors can today buy and sell shares.

Blog
Mar 2, 2023

6 to Watch: The Innovators Ushering in Fintech 2.0

These six innovators are ones to watch. They’re paving the way for the next era of private investments by offering new products, fostering greater access and providing more options for liquidity.

Newsletter
Feb 24, 2023

February 2023: More Big Name Funds Coming to LODASMarkets.com

In my last note to you, I shared that Starwood Real Estate Investment Trust (SREIT) can now be traded on LODASMarkets.com

Blog
Feb 16, 2023

Financial Advisors: Talk to Your Clients About LODAS

When I was a financial advisor, the first quarter was dedicated to meeting with clients to review their accounts and plan for the year. While I talked with clients regularly on the phone and by email, I set aside time early in the year to sit down and have candid conversations about market conditions, life changes, assets clients wanted to keep or let go and any  changes to their financial goals. 

News
Feb 8, 2023

Alternatives Watch - Starwood REIT to Trade on Retail Alts Secondaries Platform

Starwood Real Estate Income Trust (SREIT) fund is now trading on the LODAS Markets platform, which was previously known as Realto and focuses on secondary markets.

News
Feb 8, 2023

The DIWire - Starwood REIT Begins Trading on LODAS Markets

LODAS Markets, previously known as Realto Inc., which is the operator of a web-based marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative investments, announced that Starwood Real Estate Income Trust is now trading on the LODAS marketplace.

News
Feb 7, 2023

Financial Advisor Magazine - SREIT Cleared For Trading On Alternative Trading System

Frustrated institutional and accredited investors who want to trade shares of the popular Starwood Real Estate Income Trust—a private real estate fund which was closed to redemptions in December, after outsize withdrawal requests—will have a new option starting today

Press Release
Feb 7, 2023

Starwood’s SREIT Available to Trade on LODASMarkets.com

Investors shut out of recent SREIT redemptions have a new path to liquidity; Realto changes name to LODAS Markets

Newsletter
Jan 13, 2023

January 2023: In the Express Lane

It’s already two weeks into the year and I hope that like us, your 2023 appears to be one full of opportunity.

Blog
Dec 27, 2022

Hitting the High Notes: Realto's Greatest Hits 2022

As 2022 winds down, I’ve been thinking a lot about our business and what the Realto team achieved in the last year. Before we turn to the first blank page of 2023, I want to take a moment to share a few company high notes – our greatest hits, if you will – from the last 12 months.

Newsletter
Dec 20, 2022

December 2022: From First Trade To Highest Month

The calendar year may be winding down but at Realto, the activity is heating up. This time last winter, we completed the first trade on Realto.ai. Now, a year later, we just hit our highest trading month to date.

News
Dec 12, 2022

KC Business Journal - Realto Works to Build Awareness for Platform Offering to Link REITs to Property Buyers

After creating a unique market for trading stakes in real estate investment funds, Realto is focused on the next phase of its development: landing partners to host its platform and raise awareness of its service.

Press Release
Nov 21, 2022

Realto Provides a Path to Liquidity – Even in a Recession

Inflation is surging, the supply chain is lagging, the stock market is seeing wild fluctuations and many economists believe 2023 will bring a recession.

Blog
Nov 15, 2022

Not So Fast, Friend: 3 Myths About Net Asset Value

If you’re a college football fan, you probably saw that Lee Corso, the popular 87-year-old former coach, recently returned to the College Gameday set. He’s back with his spunk, famous mascot picks and one-liners that make people love him.  

Press Release
Oct 26, 2022

Realto Unveils IOI Functionality

Realto, creator of the first market system for buyers and sellers of alternative and real estate investments, now offers investors the opportunity to express their indication of interest (IOI) before placing an order.

Press Release
Oct 12, 2022

Inland REIT Now Trading on Realto

Realto, the first market for buyers and sellers of alternative and real estate investments, announced that Inland Real Estate Income Trust is now available to trade in its marketplace.

Press Release
Sep 26, 2022

Realto Names Kate O’Neill Rauber Vice President, Communications

Realto, the first automated marketplace for real estate and alternative investments, announces the hiring of Kate O’Neill Rauber as vice president, communications.

Blog
Sep 9, 2022

Mini-Tenders by MacKenzie (and Other Bad Actors) are a Losing Proposition for Shareholders

Last week, I wrote an open letter to advisors about recent secondary liquidity missteps from sponsors titled, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs, and, as bad luck would have it, another ugly example of ill-advised liquidity reared its head this week.

News
Aug 29, 2022

Wealth Management - 'Predatory' Mini-Tender Offers Highlight Liquidity Challenges for Real Estate Alts

Mini-tenders have been a thorn in the side of nontraded REIT sponsors, and they are also on the receiving end of backlash from other industry participants.

Blog
Jul 27, 2022

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs

An Open Letter to the Financial Advisor Community. Hello. My name is Brian King and I used to be one of you, a financial advisor.

Blog
May 18, 2022

Realto Update – May 2022

If you follow the news about alternative and real estate investments, you know we’ve been busy at Realto as we work to take the first fully-automated, web-based trading platform to the next level.

Blog
May 5, 2022

Realto Closes $4.5M Venture Round

Realto Closes $4.5 million Funding Round; Total Amount Raised now $8 million. Firebrand Ventures leads latest round as KCRise Fund and others invest; Proceeds will drive growth and expansion, including hiring.

Press Release
Apr 12, 2022

Annemarie Tierney Added to Realto Board

Realto Names Annemarie Tierney to board. Accomplished fintech leader brings additional private-market knowledge, experience.

Blog
Mar 16, 2022

Realto is Now SOC 2 Compliant

We are excited to announce that Realto is now SOC 2 Type I certified. At Realto, Cyber Security is extremely important. Customers trust us with their personal and financial information, and it is our duty to do the utmost to ensure our customer’s information is safe with us – we take this responsibility very seriously.

Blog
Jan 31, 2022

Realto January 2022 Update

Realto’s momentum continues following our successful launch, and we are moving quickly to take our business to the next level. To that end, we are pleased to announce these important updates.

Blog
Dec 16, 2021

Realto December 2021 Update

Realto. Is. Live! Yes, we are fully up and running and we are extremely grateful for the many people that have worked so hard to get us here. That includes the entire Realto team, our investors, our clients, and the friends and family that have supported us each step of the way.

News
Dec 11, 2021

KC Business Journal - Realto Launches Platform to Trade Real Estate and Other Illiquid Assets

Realto Launches Platform to Trade Real Estate and other illiquid. Overland Park-based Realto Securities LLC completed the first trades on its new electronic trading platform for real estate and alternative securities.

News
Dec 9, 2021

The DIWire - Realto Launches Platform for Secondary Trading of Alternative Securities

Realto Launches Platform for Secondary Trading of Alternative Securities. Realto, a marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, has launched its platform by executing trades in Phillips Edison & Co. Class B restricted shares.

Press Release
Dec 8, 2021

Realto Launches Platform for Trading of Illiquid Alternative Securities

Realto, a transparent marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, successfully launched its platform by executing trades in Phillips Edison & Co. (PECO) Class B restricted shares.

Blog
Oct 15, 2021

Realto Chooses Axos Clearing as Custodian, Clearing Broker

Realto Inc., a transparent marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, announces the selection of Axos Clearing as custodian and clearing broker for trading on the Realto platform. 

Blog
Oct 12, 2021

Realto October 2021 Update

As our planned fall launch remains on track, we’re excited to announce a number of important Realto updates.

News
Sep 22, 2021

KC Business Journal - KC Entrepreneurs Devise Trading Platform to Give Real Estate More Liquidity

A new Overland Park company will introduce an electronic trading platform that helps real estate investors buy and sell interests in projects more easily.

Blog
Jun 1, 2021

How it started… How it’s going

The alternative investment industry is rapidly evolving, and, to that end, much has happened at our growing company since we completed our seed round in December.

News
Jan 24, 2024

LODAS Leverages AI Tools to Enhance Market Data Offering, Alts Investments Transparency

LODAS Markets, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments, increasing transparency for issues listed for trading on LODASMarkets.com.

Press Release
Jan 23, 2024

LODAS Markets Expands Market Data Offering, Leveraging Proprietary AI Tools to Increase Transparency for Alternative Investments

LODAS Markets, the first fully automated online marketplace matching buyers and sellers of non-traded REITs and other alternatives, unveiled expanded market data for select alternative investments.

Press Release
Jan 10, 2024

LODAS Markets Partners with Silver Star Properties To Offer Investors Secondary Market Liquidity

LODAS Markets announced today that Silver Star Properties REIT is now trading on LODAS Markets, joining nearly 40 securities currently offered on the company’s secondary marketplace.

News
Dec 28, 2023

WealthChannel - The Alternative Investment Podcast

A Liquid Market For Illiquid Alts – Brian King Of LODAS Markets

News
Dec 20, 2023

The Alternative Investing Advantage Podcast

Episode 95: Exploring Real Estate Investing Marketplaces with Brian King

News
Dec 13, 2023

Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

FundFire: Is Blackstone's REIT Redemption Saga Winding Down?

News
Nov 9, 2023

Invest Like a Billionare Podcast

Creating Liquidity In Private Markets

News
Nov 8, 2023

Schwab Network: Getting Exposure to Non-Traded REITs

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Schwab Network.

Press Release
Nov 1, 2023

LODAS Markets Cuts Trading Fees for NAV REITs, Executes BREIT Trade Just 4.5% below NAV

3Q Total Notional Volume on LODAS Increases 80%. LODAS Markets, operator of the fourth-largest alternative trading system (ATS) in the U.S., announced reduced fees to trade NAV REITs on the LODAS Marketplace with sellers now paying 1.9% of transaction value vs 2.9% previously.

News
Sep 13, 2023

Brian King Interview On Bloomberg Radio

Here is a link to the feature interview with our CEO, Brian King, which aired on Bloomberg last week.

Press Release
Aug 30, 2023

LODAS Markets Expands Offering, Adds Four Walton Global Funds; Marks First Listing of Private Limited Partnerships on Marketplace

LODAS Markets, the third-largest alternatives market operator in the U.S., today announced four Walton Global funds are available for trading, marking the first listing of private limited partnerships available to accredited investors on the LODAS marketplace.