As we beckon in the New Year and a new decade, Belpointe REIT recently announced that it has started trading on the OTCQX (the OTC) under the symbol "BELP."
BELP represents the first QOF or Qualified Opportunity Fund that can be bought and sold directly through an investor's brokerage account.
Per this am's GlobeSt.com email, "We are very excited to be able to bring a Qualified Opportunity Fund to the public markets," says Brandon Lacoff, CEO of Belpointe REIT. "Highly tax advantaged and private equity style vehicles like these are not typically available through the retail channels."
It took Belpointe approximately 9 months to obtain approval by the FCC to list it shares on the exchange.
According to Mr. Lacoff, the minimum investment in the QOF is $100 and there are no investor servicing fees, acquisition or disposition fees. There is an annual management fee of 0.75%, and carried interest of 5%,
It will be interesting to see what kind of uptake Belpointe has in this investment vehicle but the price point is accessible and the liquidity should be helpful to those not sure if they want to stay in the OZ program for the full 10 years needed to obtain the benefit of elimination of capital gains on a sale prior to December 31, 2047. My instinct is if they can get the word out, this offering should be successful.
Good hunting friends and here is to a happy and healthy New Year and new decade. Over and out from the Emerald City. -Brad A. Molotsky
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