I, too, am the woebegone owner of too many UDF3 units, swindled by my broker, who assured me that all would be vested in a mere one year (no doubt grinning from ear to ear while pocketing his 7% commission).
Now three years later, and they have "liquidity problems" for sure; in fact, they just yesterday told my new broker that they were not even paying the promised death redemptions. Prior to that, I had thought that I could at least die and my descendants get the money, but no such luck.
Of course, I do receive my monthly dividend check, at least ever since I first requested redemption, about a year ago. But, the market hasn't been good to me otherwise either, and I need the money now rather than at the maturity date 2 years hence (that last bit presumes that the money will be there then, of course).
I've heard that there are auction brokers out there, who will put up limited partnership holdings like these to selected investors, who bottom pick them, and that broker gets some fees and a relatively small commission. If anyone can direct me to one (or preferably several) of such brokers, I will be in most grateful.
You might even say that I "will owe you one"; you know, similar to my relationship with UDF3?