David Guarino

Cole Real Estate Investments: Evaluate Following IPO

Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE:COLE) began trading as a public company on June 20th at $11.50 per share. Through the offering period of October 2008 to February 2012 the formerly non-traded REIT originally known as Cole Credit Property Trust III raised $4.7 billion. Investors in the REIT have not had access to liquidity throughout the offering stage and now have the ability to sell their shares at will. In addition to listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the company initiated a modified Dutch auction tender offer. Assuming certain conditions are met, investors have an opportunity to earn minimum gross returns of 16% for less than a two month holding period.

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