GRAPEVINE, Texas, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Development Funding IV ("UDF IV" or the Trust), a public, non-traded real estate investment trust investing primarily in secured loans for the acquisition and development of land into single-family home lots and the construction of model and new single-family homes, announced today that its Board of Trustees has decided to list its common shares of beneficial interest on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "UDF". The Trust anticipates that the listing of its common shares of beneficial interest will be completed in 2014. The completion of the listing is subject to certain conditions, including approval by the NASDAQ.
Hollis M. Greenlaw, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive, said, "We believe there is a significant opportunity to participate in the continuing housing recovery by providing capital solutions to local, regional and national developers and homebuilders. We continue to focus on growing UDF IV's investment portfolio in Texas while expanding into other homebuilding markets across the country. Many markets currently have a very limited supply of finished lots or land under development, and UDF IV is providing access to capital for developers and homebuilders to be able to address those lot shortages."
Stacey Dwyer, Chief Operating Officer, added, "Listing our shares on the NASDAQ will provide investment liquidity for our current shareholders, while making our shares available to additional investors and providing the Trust with a broader range of potential capital sources. UDF IV has a track record of strong earnings performance and consistent distributions to shareholders, and we believe that our stock will provide a desirable investment alternative to investors who want to participate in the improving housing market while earning an attractive dividend."
About United Development Funding IV
United Development Funding IV is a Maryland real estate investment trust formed on May 28, 2008 primarily to generate current interest income by investing in secured loans and producing profits from investments in residential real estate.
About United Development Funding
UDF, founded in 2003 and based in Grapevine, Texas, collectively includes five sponsored funds with approximately $1 billion in assets under management. UDF provides debt and equity capital solutions to seasoned developers and homebuilders to develop and acquire single-family residential home lots and to construct single-family residential homes. UDF seeks to originate and acquire loans in some of the largest homebuilding markets in the country with affordable and stable home prices, balanced supplies, strong demand fundamentals and healthy economies. Additional information about UDF can be found on UDF's website at www.udfonline.com
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