About Vestin Realty Mortgage I
Vestin Realty Mortgage I ("VRTA") was organized as a corporation on January 3, 2006
by Vestin Fund I, LLC (“Fund I”) to succeed to the
business of Vestin Fund I, a $100 million mortgage fund established in December
1999. We are not a mutual fund or an investment company within the meaning of the
Investment Company Act of 1940, nor are we subject to any regulation there under.
Fund I merged into VRTA in order to provide liquidity to Fund I's Unit Holders while
maintaining the business operations, investment objectives and assets of Fund I.
To the extent practicable, we distribute our income, consistent with Fund I’s practice of distributing all of its net income available for distribution. Dividends will be paid from cash available for distribution (generally equal to cash from operations, other than repayment of mortgage loan principal, less an amount set aside for creation or restoration of reserves). However, the actual amount and timing of any dividends will be determined and declared by our board of directors.
Our board of directors decided to suspend dividends during June 2008. Our board of directors will closely monitor our operating results in order to determine when dividends should be reinstated; however, we do not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future.
We are a publicly traded company, and our shares of common stock are listed under the symbol “VRTA”.
We invest in loans secured by real estate through deeds of trust or mortgages which are defined in our management agreement as mortgage assets. The loans typically fall into the following categories: raw and unimproved land, acquisition and development, construction, commercial and residential. In addition we invest in, acquire, manage or sell real property and acquire entities involved in the ownership or management of real property. When making any investment decision, we will take into account the rules and regulations applicable to our company and our investment guidelines.