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Sharing insider information and insider trading is a nefarious act in the financial world…the SEC defines illegal insider trading as “buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security.”… Real estate private equity stands in stark contrast when it comes to obtaining and acting on insider information. In fact, the equivalent concept in commercial real estate is simply referred to as “imperfect information” and the industry thrives on it.

Insider Information: Why It’s Just Smart Dealmaking In Real Estate Private Equity