Bluerock’s Total Income+ Real Estate Fund (“Fund or TI+,” tickers: TIPRX, TIPPX, TIPWX) announced today it has paid a third quarter distribution of $.3700 per share, or 1.31% for the quarter based on the share price of $28.19 for shareholders of record as of September 26, 2014 (A-shares). This distribution also represents a 62% increase over 2013’s Q3 dividend.
“TI+ continues to deliver against its mandate of current income and total return, with low volatility and correlation. With TI+ individual investors are now able to invest in institutional private equity real estate (iPERE), an asset class that has historically provided investors equity-like returns with the lower volatility of fixed income, and has historically improved the risk/return profile of diversified portfolios,” said Ramin Kamfar, Bluerock’s Chief Executive Officer.
As of October 2014, the Fund’s assets under management exceeded $100 million. New investments for the Fund include MEPT Edgemoor and the Prologis Targeted U.S. Logistics Fund, both institutional private equity real estate holdings.
The Fund began trading on October 22, 2012 and closed the quarter as of September 30, 2014, with an inception-to-date, annualized total return of 9.88% (Class A shares, excluding sales load) and an inception-to-date, annualized total return of 6.56% (Class A shares, with load). The Fund’s one-year, annualized total return as of September 30, 2014 was 7.67% (Class A shares, excluding sales load) and 1.49% (Class A shares, with load).
The maximum sales charge for Class A shares is 5.75%.
The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or absorb expenses of the fund, at least until March 31, 2015, to ensure that the net annual fund operating expenses will not exceed 1.84%, 2.59% and 1.59% per annum of the Fund’s average daily net assets attributable to Class A, Class C, and Class I shares, respectively, subject to possible recoupment from the Fund in future years. Without this waiver, expenses would be 5.07%, 5.82%, and 4.82% attributable to Class A, Class C, and Class I shares respectively. Results shown reflect the waiver, without which the results could have been lower. Please review the Fund’s Prospectus for more detail on the expense waiver. Results shown reflect the waiver, without which the results could have been lower. A Fund’s performance, especially for very short periods of time, should not be the sole factor in making your investment decisions. Fund performance and distributions are calculated using SEC form N-1A.
The Total Income+ Real Estate Fund invests the majority of its assets in institutional private equity real estate securities that generally were available only to institutional investors capable of meeting the multi-million dollar minimum investment criteria. As of the end of the third quarter, the value of the underlying real estate held by the securities in which the Fund is invested exceeded $60 billion, including investments managed by AEW, Morgan Stanley, Principal, Clarion Partners, J.P. Morgan, and RREEF, among others. The minimum investment in the Fund is $2,500 ($1,000 for retirement plans) for Class A and Class C shares.
About Total Income+ Real Estate Fund
The Total Income+ Real Estate Fund offers individual investors access to a portfolio of institutional real estate securities managed by top-ranked fund managers. The Fund seeks to provide a comprehensive real estate holding designed to provide a combination of current income, capital preservation, long-term capital appreciation and enhanced portfolio diversification with low to moderate volatility and low correlation to the broader equity and fixed income markets. The Fund utilizes an exclusive partnership with Mercer Investment Management, Inc., the world’s leading advisor to endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices globally, with over 3,300 clients worldwide, and $7 trillion in assets under advisement.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Total Income+ Real Estate Fund. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 888-459-1059. The Total Income+ Real Estate Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC member FINRA/SIPC. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. Bluerock Fund Advisor, LLC is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. 3362-NLD-10/16/2014