Have you suffered investment losses in a DBSI TIC investment? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration.
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims against the broker-dealers that improperly or unsuitably recommended tenant in common (TIC) investments to its clients.
A TIC investment is when a property is sold to multiple investors who then own fractional interests in the property as co-owners. The co-owners enjoy his/her share of the “pro rata” share of the net income (or expenses), appreciation, and share of the proceeds at the sale of the property. Tenants in common investors are not involved in the day to day management of the property but do retain certain other rights regarding the management of the property.
Due to the relatively high interest or dividend offered by TICs, retired investors are often attracted to these products. Unfortunately, TICs are generally unsuitable for retired or income seeking investors. First, the investments themselves are unsuitably risky because they are entirely dependent on the performance of the underlying real estate properties and the overall health of the real estate market. Additionally, TIC investments are generally illiquid, severely limiting the investors’ ability to access their funds should the need arise.
TICs typically pay a high commission – often as much as 10% (which often explains the stockbroker’s motivation in recommending the TIC investment to the investor).
DBSI TICs have suffered catastrophic losses over the last few years. On November 10, 2008, DBSI filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The bankruptcy trustee’s report details a company riddled with problems. According to the report, not only did the company commit countless acts of fraud, but it commingled investors’ funds and misrepresented company profits. DBSI has also subsequently been the subject of an investigation into fraud and gross mismanagement by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The White Law Group’s investigation into the improper sales of TICs to investors includes, but is not limited to, recommendations to invest in the TICs offered by the following sponsors: DBSI, Cabot Investment Properties, Argus Realty, Covington Realty Partners, Evergreen Realty Group, FOR 1031, and Triple Net Properties (NNN).
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of a risky TIC investment, please contact The White Law Group at 312-238-9650.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida.
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