American Strategic Income Portfolio Inc. III (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide a high level of current income. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation. The Fund invests in mortgage-related assets that directly or indirectly represent a participation in or are secured by and payable from mortgage loans. The Fund may also invest in the United States Government securities, corporate debt securities, preferred stock issued by real estate investment trusts, and mortgage servicing rights. The Fund borrows through the use of reverse repurchase agreements and credit facilities. The Fund's investment advisor is FAF Advisors, Inc.