On Asset TV:  Ryan Dobratz Discusses the Advantages of Listed Real Estate

April 23, 2019

Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund PM Ryan Dobratz discusses the advantages of accessing real estate through the public markets and current opportunities in the listed space.




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The gross expense ratio for the Fund’s institutional, investor and z share classes is 1.12%, 1.41%, and 1.03%, respectively, as of March 1, 2019. The Adviser has contractually agreed, for a period of one year from the date of the Prospectus, dated March 1, 2019, to defer receipt of advisory fees and/or reimburse Fund expenses in order to limit Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary items) to 1.15%, 1.40% and 1.05% of the average daily net assets of the Institutional Class, Investor Class and Z Class, respectively, subject to later reimbursement by the respective classes in certain circumstances (the “Expense Limitation Agreement”). In general, for a period of up to 36 months from the time of any deferral, reimbursement, or payment pursuant to the above-described contractual expense limitations, the Adviser may recover from each class of the Fund fees deferred and expenses paid to the extent that such repayment would not cause the Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses of each class to exceed the contractual expense limitation amounts set forth above, but any repayment will not include interest. The Expense Limitation Agreement can only be terminated prior to expiration by the independent Trustees of the Fund.

Institutional shares are subject to minimum investments.

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FUND RISKS: In addition to general market conditions, the value of the Fund will be affected by the strength of the real estate markets. Factors that could affect the value of the Fund’s holdings include the following: overbuilding and increased competition, increases in property taxes and operating expenses, declines in the value of real estate, lack of availability of equity and debt financing to refinance maturing debt, vacancies due to economic conditions and tenant bankruptcies, losses due to costs resulting from environmental contamination and its related clean-up, changes in interest rates, changes in zoning laws, casualty or condemnation losses, variations in rental income, changes in neighborhood values, and functional obsolescence and appeal of properties to tenants. For a full disclosure of principal investment risks, please refer to the Fund’s Prospectus.

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Holdings and allocations are subject to change.

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“There are big advantages of being in public real estate companies in terms of having access to assets and management teams that you would otherwise not be able to attain and being able to buy it cheap….in some cases at 30 to 40% discounts.”