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Section 1: S-8 (FORM S-8)

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


 

FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933


 

BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


 

Maryland   26-3136483
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

712 Fifth Avenue
9th Floor
New York, New York 10019
(212) 843-1601

 

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

Third Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan for Individuals
(Full title of the Plan)

 

R. Ramin Kamfar
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

712 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10019
(Name and address of agent for service)

 

(212) 843-1601

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copy to:

 

Richard P. Cunningham, Jr.
Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC

1401 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Telephone: (804) 823-4000
Facsimile: (804) 823-4099


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨   Accelerated filer þ
Non-accelerated filer ¨   Smaller reporting company þ
    Emerging growth company ¨

 

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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ¨

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

                   
Title of Securities
to be Registered
  Amount
to Be
Registered (1)
  Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
per Share (2)
  Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price (2)
  Amount of
Registration Fee (2)
 

Class A Common Stock

$0.01 par value per share

  2,250,000   $ 9.44   $ 21,240,000   $ 2,574.29  
                         

 

(1)Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the number of common shares registered hereunder includes such additional number of common shares that may become issuable under the plan referenced above by reason of certain corporate transactions or events, including any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or any other similar transaction effected without the receipt of consideration which results in an increase in the number of the registrant’s outstanding common shares of beneficial interest.

 

(2)Estimated in accordance with Rules 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act, solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee, based on the average of the high and low prices of shares of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock as reported on the NYSE American on December 12, 2018.

 

 

 

  

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

The purpose of this registration statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statement”) is to register an aggregate of 2,250,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value (the “Class A Shares”), of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) that may be offered pursuant to the Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Third Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan for Individuals (the “Plan”).

 

PART I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be sent or given to employees as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act. Such documents need not be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act. In accordance with the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8, these documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

ITEM 3.INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE.

 

The following documents filed with the Commission by the Company under the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are hereby incorporated in this Registration Statement by reference:

 

1.Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Commission on March 13, 2018;

 

2.Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, and September 30, 2018, filed with the Commission on May 9, 2018, August 8, 2018, and November 6, 2018, respectively.

 

3.All other reports filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Annual Report on Form 10-K referred to in item 1 above; and

 

4.The description of our Class A Shares contained in our Form 8-A, filed March 21, 2014, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating the description.

 

In addition, all documents filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, subsequent to the date of this Registration Statement (other than any such documents or portions thereof that are furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of a Current Report on Form 8-K, unless otherwise indicated therein, including any exhibits included with such Items), prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.

 

Any statement contained in this Registration Statement or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained or incorporated by reference herein or in any subsequently filed document which is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

ITEM 4.DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5.INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL.

 

Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 6.INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.

 

Under the Maryland General Corporation Law (the “MGCL”), a Maryland corporation may limit the liability of directors and officers to the corporation and its stockholders for money damages unless such liability results from actual receipt of an improper benefit or profit in money, property or services or active and deliberate dishonesty established by a final judgment and which is material to the cause of action. Our charter contains such a provision eliminating such liability to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law.

 

In addition, the MGCL requires a corporation (unless its charter provides otherwise) to indemnify a director or officer who has been successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding to which he or she is made or threatened to be made a party by reason of his or her service in that capacity and allows directors and officers to be indemnified against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements, and expenses actually incurred in a proceeding unless the following can be established:

 

  the act or omission of the director or officer was material to the cause of action adjudicated in the proceeding, and was committed in bad faith or was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;
  the director or officer actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or
  with respect to any criminal proceeding, the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe his or her act or omission was unlawful.

 

However, under the MGCL, a Maryland corporation may not indemnify for an adverse judgment in a suit by or in the right of the corporation or for a judgment of liability on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received, unless in either case a court orders indemnification and then only for expenses.

 

Finally, the MGCL permits a Maryland corporation to advance reasonable expenses to a director or officer upon receipt of a written affirmation by the director or officer of his or her good faith belief that he or she has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification and a written undertaking by him or her or on his or her behalf to repay the amount paid or reimbursed if it is ultimately determined that the standard of conduct was not met.

 

We have entered into indemnification agreements with each of our directors and our executive officers that obligate us to indemnify them to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law. The indemnification agreements provide that if a director or executive officer is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any proceeding, by reason of such director’s or executive officer’s status as a director, officer or employee of our company, we must indemnify such director or executive officer, and advance expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her, or on his or her behalf, unless it has been established that:

 

  the act or omission of the director or executive officer was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and was committed in bad faith or was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;
  the director or executive officer actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or
  with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, the director or executive officer had reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.

 

Except as described below, our directors and executive officers will not be entitled to indemnification pursuant to the indemnification agreement:

 

  if the proceeding was one brought by us or in our right and the director or executive officer is adjudged to be liable to us;
  if the director or executive officer is adjudged to be liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received; or
  in any proceeding brought by the director or executive officer other than to enforce his or her rights under the indemnification agreement, and then only to the extent provided by the agreement and, except as may be expressly provided in our charter, our bylaws, a resolution of our board of directors or of our stockholders entitled to vote generally in the election of directors or an agreement to which we are a party approved by our board of directors.

 

Notwithstanding the limitations on indemnification described above, on application by a director or executive officer of our company to a court of appropriate jurisdiction, the court may order indemnification of such director or executive officer if:

 

 

 

  

  the court determines the director or executive officer is entitled to indemnification as described in the following paragraph, in which case the director or executive officer shall be entitled to recover from us the expenses of securing such indemnification; or
  the court determines that such director or executive officer is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification in view of all the relevant circumstances, whether or not the director or executive officer (i) has met the standards of conduct set forth above or (ii) has been adjudged liable for receipt of an “improper personal benefit”; provided, however, that our indemnification obligations to such director or executive officer will be limited to the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her, or on his or her behalf, in connection with any proceeding by or in the right of our company or in which the officer or director shall have been adjudged liable for receipt of an improper personal benefit.

 

Notwithstanding, and without limiting, any other provisions of the indemnification agreements, if a director or executive officer is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any proceeding by reason of such director’s or executive officer’s status as a director, officer or employee of our company, and such director or executive officer is successful, on the merits or otherwise, as to one or more but less than all claims, issues or matters in such proceeding, we must indemnify such director or executive officer for all expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her, or on his or her behalf, in connection with each successfully resolved claim, issue or matter, including any claim, issue or matter in such a proceeding that is terminated by dismissal, with or without prejudice.

 

In addition, the indemnification agreements require us to advance reasonable expenses incurred by the indemnitee within ten days of the receipt by us of a statement from the indemnitee requesting the advance, provided the statement evidences the expenses and is accompanied by:

 

  a written affirmation of the indemnitee’s good faith belief that he or she has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification; and
  a written undertaking to reimburse us if a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the director or executive officer is not entitled to indemnification.

 

ITEM 7.EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 8.EXHIBITS.

 

The Exhibits furnished as part of this registration statement on Form S-8 are identified in the Exhibit Index immediately following the signature pages of this registration statement. Such Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 9.UNDERTAKINGS.

 

(a)The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i)       To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act;

 

(ii)       To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

 

(iii)       To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

 

 

 

 

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

 

(2)That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b)       The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)       Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on the 14th day of December, 2018.

 

  BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT, INC.
   
  By:  /s/ R. Ramin Kamfar
    R. Ramin Kamfar
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

We, the undersigned directors and officers of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (the “Company”), and each of us, do hereby constitute and appoint R. Ramin Kamfar, our true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution, to do any and all acts and things in our name and on our behalf in our capacities as directors and officers of the Company and to execute any and all instruments for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, which said attorney-in-fact or agent may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Company to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of this Registration Statement on Form S-8, including specifically but without limitation, power and authority to sign for us or any of us in our names in the capacities indicated below for the Company, any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to such Registration Statement and any related registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and we do hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorney and agent, or his substitute, or any of them, shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Form S-8 registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the following capacities on December 14, 2018.

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ R. Ramin Kamfar   Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer) and Chairman of the Board of Directors
  December 14, 2018
R. Ramin Kamfar
     
/s/ Christopher J. Vohs   Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
  December 14, 2018
Christopher J. Vohs
     
/s/ Brian D. Bailey   Director   December 14, 2018
Brian D. Bailey
     
/s/ Elizabeth Harrison     Director   December 14, 2018
Elizabeth Harrison
     
/s/ I. Bobby Majumder   Director   December 14, 2018
I. Bobby Majumder
     
/s/ Romano Tio   Director   December 14, 2018
Romano Tio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
4.1   Second Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 (No. 333-192610) 
     
4.2   Articles of Amendment to the Second Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, dated March 26, 2014, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.6 to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 (No. 333-192610)
     
4.3   Articles of Amendment to the Second Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, dated March 26, 2014, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.7 to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 (No. 333-192610)
     
4.4   Articles of Amendment to the Second Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, dated March 31, 2014, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed April 1, 2014
     
4.5   Articles of Amendment to the Second Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, dated March 31, 2014, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed April 1, 2014
     
4.6   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated October 20, 2015, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.6 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-A filed October 20, 2015
     
4.7   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated December 16. 2015, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 22, 2015
     
4.8   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated February 26, 2016, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 1, 2016
     
4.9   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated March 29, 2016, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 29, 2016
     
4.10   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated July 15, 2016, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 18, 2016
     
4.11   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated October 10, 2016, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 12, 2016
     
4.12   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated July 20, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 21, 2017
     
4.13   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated October 26, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 6, 2017
     
4.14   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated November 14, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 20, 2017
     
4.15   Articles Supplementary of the Company, dated November 15, 2018, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 16, 2018
     
5.1*   Opinion of Venable LLP.
     
23.1*   Consent of BDO USA, LLP
     
23.2*   Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
     
24.1*   Power of Attorney (included on signature page).
     
99.1   Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Third Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan for Individuals, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 2, 2018

 


* Filed herewith.

 

 

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Section 2: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)

 

Exhibit 5.1

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2018

 

 

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

9th Floor

712 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10019

 

Re:Registration Statement on Form S-8

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have served as Maryland counsel to Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with certain matters of Maryland law arising out of the registration of 2,250,000 shares (the “Shares”) of Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (the “Class A Common Stock”), which will be issued from time to time pursuant to the Company’s Third Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan for Individuals (the “Plan”). The Shares are covered by the above-referenced Registration Statement, and all amendments thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”).

 

In connection with our representation of the Company, and as a basis for the opinion hereinafter set forth, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of the following documents (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Documents”):

 

1.       The Registration Statement;

 

2.       The charter of the Company (the “Charter”), certified by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”);

 

3.       The Third Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;

 

4.       A certificate of the SDAT as to the good standing of the Company, dated as of a recent date;

 

5.       Resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company and a duly authorized committee thereof relating to, among other matters, the approval of the Plan and the issuance of the Shares (the “Resolutions”), certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;

 

 

 

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

December 14, 2018

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6.       A certificate executed by an officer of the Company, dated as of the date hereof; and

 

7.       Such other documents and matters as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to express the opinion set forth below, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein.

 

In expressing the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the following:

 

1.       Each individual executing any of the Documents, whether on behalf of such individual or another person, is legally competent to do so.

 

2.       Each individual executing any of the Documents on behalf of a party (other than the Company) is duly authorized to do so.

 

3.       Each of the parties (other than the Company) executing any of the Documents has duly and validly executed and delivered each of the Documents to which such party is a signatory, and such party’s obligations set forth therein are legal, valid and binding and are enforceable in accordance with all stated terms.

 

4.       All Documents submitted to us as originals are authentic. The form and content of all Documents submitted to us as unexecuted drafts do not differ in any respect relevant to this opinion from the form and content of such Documents as executed and delivered. All Documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies conform to the original documents. All signatures on all Documents are genuine. All public records reviewed or relied upon by us or on our behalf are true and complete. All representations, warranties, statements and information contained in the Documents are true and complete. There has been no oral or written modification of or amendment to any of the Documents, and there has been no waiver of any provision of any of the Documents, by action or omission of the parties or otherwise.

 

5.       The Shares will not be issued or transferred in violation of any restriction or limitation contained in Article VI of the Charter or in the Plan.

 

6.       Upon the issuance of any of the Shares, the total number of shares of Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of shares of Class A Common Stock that the Company is then authorized to issue under the Charter.

 

 

 

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December 14, 2018

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7.       Each option, restricted stock unit, right or other security exercisable or exchangeable for a Share pursuant to the Plan (each, an “Option”) will be duly authorized and validly granted in accordance with the Plan and exercised or exchanged in accordance with the terms of the Plan, including any stock option agreement, restricted stock agreement or other form of award agreement entered into in connection therewith, at the time of any exercise or exchange of such Option.

 

Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein, it is our opinion that:

 

1.       The Company is a corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the SDAT.

 

2.       The issuance of the Shares has been duly authorized and, when and to the extent issued in accordance with the Registration Statement, the Resolutions, the Plan and any stock option agreement, restricted stock agreement or other form of award agreement utilized under the Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

The foregoing opinion is limited to the laws of the State of Maryland and we do not express any opinion herein concerning any other law. We express no opinion as to compliance with any federal or state securities laws, including the securities laws of the State of Maryland, or as to federal or state laws regarding fraudulent transfers. To the extent that any matter as to which our opinion is expressed herein would be governed by the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland, we do not express any opinion on such matter. The opinion expressed herein is subject to the effect of judicial decisions which may permit the introduction of parol evidence to modify the terms or the interpretation of agreements.

 

The opinion expressed herein is limited to the matters specifically set forth herein and no other opinion shall be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We assume no obligation to supplement this opinion if any applicable law changes after the date hereof or if we become aware of any fact that might change the opinion expressed herein after the date hereof.

 

This opinion is being furnished to you for submission to the Commission as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the use of the name of our firm therein. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the 1933 Act.

 

Very truly yours,

 

/s/ Venable LLP

 

 

101250/429487

 

 

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Section 3: EX-23.1 (EXHIBIT 23.1)

 

Exhibit 23.1 

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

New York, New York

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports dated March 13, 2018, relating to the consolidated financial statements, the effectiveness of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting, and schedule of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

We also consent to the incorporation by reference therein of our report dated March 13, 2018, relating to the financial statements of BR Southside Member, LLC as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017; our report dated March 13, 2018, relating to the consolidated financial statements of BR Cheshire Member, LLC as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017; our report dated March 13, 2018, relating to the consolidated financial statements of BR Lake Boone JV Member, LLC as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017; our report dated March 13, 2018, relating to the financial statements of BR Morehead JV Member, LLC as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017; and our report dated March 13, 2018, relating to the consolidated financial statements of BR Member Domain Phase I, LLC as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017, appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

/s/ BDO USA, LLP

New York, New York

 

December 14, 2018

 

 

 

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