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Hines Global REIT Investor Update

Hines Global REIT
(Last Updated On: June 8, 2017)

Hines Global REIT Recent Filings with SEC

According to their website, Hines is the sponsor of REIT and BDC investment products sold through its broker/dealer affiliate, Hines Securities. The firm claims to have entered the retail investment market by sponsoring two non-traded REITs—Hines REIT and Hines Global REIT, now closed to new investors. The company launched HMS Income Fund, a business development company, in 2012 and in 2014 it launched Hines Global II.

Hines often raises money for investments through Reg D private placement offerings like the company did for Hines Global REIT.  These Reg D private placements are then typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up front commission, usually between 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.

Investor Update on Hines Global REIT

 The board of directors of Hines Global REIT, Inc. has authorized the Company to declare distributions for the month of June 2017. These distributions will be calculated based on stockholders of record on each day for the month of June 2017 in an amount equal to $0.0017808 per share, per day. All distributions will be paid in cash or reinvested in stock for those participating in the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan in July 2017.

Share Redemption Plan

The Board determined to waive the limitation on the share redemption plan and fully honor all redemption requests received for the month ended May 31, 2017. Funds available for redemption are limited to the amount of proceeds received from the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan in the prior month. However, the Board has the discretion to redeem shares in excess of this amount if it determines there are sufficient available funds and it is appropriate to do so as long as the total amount redeemed does not exceed the amount required to redeem 5% of the Company’s shares outstanding as of the same date in the prior calendar year. Pursuant to this discretion, the Board determined for the month ended May 31, 2017 to redeem shares in the amount of $10.6 million (including $1.7 million of shares to be redeemed in relation to the death or disability of stockholders), which was in excess of the $7.6 million received from the distribution reinvestment plan in the prior month.

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