Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I,Inc. (OTCMKTS:BHOR) Files An 8-K Other EventsItem 8.01. Other Events.
On March 16, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I, Inc. (the “Company”) approved recommending to its stockholders that they reject a mini-tender offer made by MacKenzie Realty Capital, Inc. (“MRC”), for up to 1,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which is approximately 2.7% of the outstanding shares of the Company. The Board believes that MRC’s offer price is significantly below the value of the Company’s shares.
Stockholders who wish to decline MRC’s offer should simply ignore it. There is no need to respond to anything.
In arriving at its recommendation against selling shares to MRC, the Board considered the following:
· On January 30, 2017, the Company’s stockholders approved a plan of complete liquidation and dissolution of the Company (the “Plan of Liquidation”) to which the Company expects to make liquidating distribution payments to its stockholders after the sale all of its assets, payment of its debts, and provision for unknown liabilities. The Company expects to complete these activities within two years of January 30, 2017.
· In connection with the consideration by the Board of whether to pursue the Plan of Liquidation, Capright Property Advisors, LLC (“Capright”) provided to the Board an opinion dated August 31, 2016, as to the estimated range of values per share to be received by the Company’s stockholders in connection with the Plan of Liquidation. Capright estimated that if the Company were to successfully implement the Plan of Liquidation, the net proceeds from liquidation could range between approximately $1.75 and $2.01 per share.*
· The Board believes that MRC’s offer is meant to take advantage of the illiquidity of the Company’s shares by buying the shares at a price significantly below their fair value in order to make a significant profit.
Please be aware that MRC is not affiliated in any way with the Company, LSG-BH I Advisor LLC, the Lightstone Group, Behringer Harvard Opportunity Advisors I, LLC, or Behringer.
Stockholders are urged to consult their financial advisors and exercise caution with respect to this and other mini-tender offers. Mini-tender offers are offers to purchase less than 5% of a company’s outstanding shares, thereby avoiding the filing, disclosure and procedural safeguards adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the protection of investors. The SEC has cautioned investors about offers of this nature. Additional information about mini-tender offers is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/minitend.htm.
Stockholders with questions related to the tender offer should contact their financial advisor or shareholder services at (866) 655-3650.
*Please see our definitive proxy statement dated November 10, 2016 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 2, 2016 (the “2016 Proxy Statement”) for additional information regarding Capright’s estimate, at www.behringerinvestments.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain statements contained herein other than historical facts may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of the Company’s performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the Company’s use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue” or other similar words. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this filing. The Company makes no representation or warranty (express or implied) about the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained herein.
Any such forward-looking statements are subject to unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about the expected estimated range of value of the Company’s liquidating distributions and the expected timing and completion of the Plan of Liquidation. The risks and uncertainties include the ability of the Company to consummate the Plan of Liquidation, unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the Plan of Liquidation, legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company related to the Plan of Liquidation, risks associated with the Company’s potential failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and general risks affecting the real estate industry. The Company also faces certain additional risks as described more fully in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the 2016 Proxy Statement and in the section entitled “Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by the Company with the SEC on March 18, 2016 and in the section entitled “Part II. Item 1A. Risk factors” in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by the Company with the SEC on August 10, 2016.
Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.