SAN MATEO, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubb & Ellis Alesco Global Advisors announced that Grubb & Ellis AGA Realty Income Fund (Nasdaq: GBEIX) paid a dividend of $0.144 on March 31, 2011 to shareholders of record as of March 30.
The Grubb & Ellis AGA Realty Income Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of real estate related securities. They are managed by an experienced portfolio team with public and private market real estate experience, as well as long-standing industry relationships. The fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.
"We are optimistic about the coming year for the real estate industry, particularly in sectors that, in our opinion, are tied to a slowly growing economy and population," said Jay Leupp, CEO and portfolio manager for the fund. "For instance, we are seeing a resurgent consumer, and anticipate that shares of mall companies will benefit as consumers return to shopping in regional malls this year. As well, in the apartment sector, after two years of falling rents and a flat 2010, we are seeing rents beginning to increase. We are positioning the portfolio to benefit from the potential we see in these and other sectors."
Grubb & Ellis Alesco Global Advisors is a subsidiary of Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), one of the largest commercial real estate services and investment management firms. This relationship affords them access to a nationwide network of real estate brokers and researchers, providing market insights and understanding on virtually every real estate market and product type in the country.
For more information regarding Grubb & Ellis AGA Funds, please visit the fund's website at http://gbefunds.com.
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Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,000 professionals in more than 100 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm's transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual funds and other real estate investment funds. For more information, visit www.grubb-ellis.com.
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