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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 21, 2018

 

ASPEN REIT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

 

001-38401

 

81-4842839

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

96 Spring Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10012
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

646-780-5451
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o                                    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

 

 

 



 

Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On February 21, 2018, Aspen REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its decision to postpone its planned initial public offering of common stock. In connection with this decision, the Company terminated (1) the Selling Agency Agreement, dated as of January 23, 2018 (the “Selling Agency Agreement”), by and between the Company and Aspen OP, LP, on the one hand, and Maxim Group LLC and its online division, M-Vest, as lead agent (the “Lead Agent”), on behalf of the several dealers named in Schedule A therein, on the other, and (2) the Escrow Services Agreement, dated as of December 21, 2017 (the “Escrow Agreement”), among Prime Trust, LLC (the “Escrow Agent”), the Company and the Lead Agent. In connection with the termination of the Escrow Agreement, the Company instructed the Escrow Agent to terminate escrow and make a full and prompt return of funds to each subscriber in the exact amount received from such subscriber in accordance with the terms of the Escrow Agreement.

 

All descriptions of the Selling Agency Agreement and the Escrow Agreement are qualified in their entirety to the text of such agreements, the forms of which were attached as exhibits 1.1 and 8.1 to the Company’s offering statement on Form 1-A (File No. 024-10762).

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Set forth below is a list of Exhibits included as part of this Current Report.

 

Exhibit

 

Description

99.1

 

Press release regarding Aspen REIT, Inc.’s initial public offering.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

ASPEN REIT, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Stephane De Baets

 

 

Stephane De Baets

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Dated: February 27, 2018

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Aspen REIT Comments on Initial Public Offering

 

NEW YORK — February 21, 2018 — Aspen REIT, Inc. (“Aspen REIT”), a recently-formed, single-asset real estate investment trust (“REIT”), today announced that it has chosen to postpone its planned initial public offering.

 

“Interest in our single-asset real estate offering was strong among international and high-net-worth investors. However, we decided to pull the deal in order to re-tool our crowd funding distribution channel in order to create a seamless conversion of the robust traffic to our site,” said Stephane De Baets, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Aspen REIT. “We continue to believe the St. Regis Aspen Resort is an extremely attractive trophy asset and there is a future for publicly traded single-asset REITs.”

 

About Aspen REIT

Aspen REIT, Inc. is a recently-formed company that intends to own the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a full-service, 179-room luxury hotel with four onsite food and beverage outlets and 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor conference and banquet venues with views of the Rocky Mountains. The St. Regis Aspen is managed by a subsidiary of Marriott International Inc. The St. Regis Aspen is located in the famous resort town of Aspen, Colorado, home of year-round events such as The World Cup ski races, The ESPN Winter X Games, The Food & Wine Classic, and The Aspen Music Festival. Aspen REIT intends to be the first single-asset REIT to list on a national exchange and is externally managed by a majority-owned subsidiary of Elevated Returns LLC, a New York-based real estate asset management and advisory firm. For more information, visit www.aspenreit.com.

 

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203-682-8217

 


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