NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ -- Northwood Securities, LLC (NWS), a premier real estate firm investing in publicly-traded real estate securities, today announced the launch of NWS International Property Fund (the "Fund"). The Fund seeks to fill a void for U.S. investors looking to gain access to the international real estate market by investing in real estate investment trusts ("REITs") as well as corporations that are principally engaged in the ownership, management, construction, financing or sale of commercial, industrial or residential real estate.
Northwood Securities' new Fund aims to provide investors with exposure to offshore property companies with an emphasis on higher growth markets which tend to be less price efficient than their U.S. peers. The Fund will seek to generate attractive total returns through current income and capital appreciation in real estate equities. The Fund's management team believes investments in the major international property markets, including in emerging market countries, will benefit from the expanding role of securitization and the fundamental need for better quality real estate.
"For investors seeking new and unique ways to tap into the global REIT market, we are pleased to offer our clients compelling investment alternatives based on our real estate-focused analysis and high conviction implementation," said James E. Rehlaender, Chief Executive Officer of Northwood Securities. "We have an award winning team of global investment professionals ready to employ our extensive international real estate experience through a fundamental, value-oriented approach."
The Fund's team is led by Mr. Rehlaender, global portfolio manager based in New York, Peter Nieuwland, European portfolio manager based in Amsterdam, and Suang Eng Tsan, Asian portfolio manager based in Singapore. Collectively the fund managers have over 75 years of industry experience.
Northwood Securities' new Fund management team has a strong track record of success. Working together for over a decade, the team has won Lipper Fund Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best International Real Estate Fund over a 5-year period; Lipper Fund Awards in 2011 and 2012 for Best International Real Estate Fund over a 3-year period; and a Lipper Fund Award in 2006 for Best International Real Estate Fund over a 1-year period. The Lipper Fund Awards program honors funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. Lipper Fund Awards are part of the broader Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence program.
About Northwood Securities, LLC:
Northwood Securities, LLC (NWS) was formed to combine the expertise of a very experienced real estate securities team with Northwood Investors, LLC, a highly regarded property private equity investment and management firm. Headquartered in New York with seasoned research teams in Amsterdam and Singapore, NWS offers regional and global investment strategies through a variety of vehicles, and prides itself on its deep fundamental analysis and market knowledge in order to maximize returns for clients. For further information on Northwood Securities, visit: www.northwoodinvestors.com.
Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mutual fund investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Fund's return may be relatively volatile because it concentrates on the real estate sector. Special risks that may affect real estate investments include declining property values, defaults by borrowers of tenants, and changing regulatory or economic conditions that have greater relative impact upon real estate companies. Under federal law, the Fund is classified as "non-diversified" because it may devote a larger portion of its assets to single issues than a "diversified" fund.
Investing overseas involves special risks, including the volatility of currency exchange rates, and in some cases, political and economic instability, and relatively illiquid markets. Emerging markets involve greater risks than more developed markets as they may be more volatile and less liquid. The Fund may invest in small and mid-sized capitalization companies meaning that these companies carry greater risk than is customarily associated with larger companies for various reasons such as narrower markets, limited financial resources and less liquid stock.
Before investing you should carefully consider Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by calling 844-218-5182.
Shares of the Fund are distributed by Foreside Funds Distributors LLC.
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