Have you suffered investment losses in Inland American REIT? If so, the REIT fraud attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration.
The SEC recently announced that it is looking at activity of Inland American REIT to determine if the REIT committed violations related to management fees, the timing and amount of distributions paid to investors, and transactions with affiliates. It is unclear at this time what the investigation will mean for the value of Inland American REIT but obviously this is not good news.
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims involving broker-dealers’ improper recommendation that investors purchase risky non-traded REIT investments, including Inland American REIT.
FINRA has stepped up its regulation of the sale of REITs and, in particular, the ways in which broker/dealers marketed and sold the products to investors. In many cases, and notwithstanding the risk of REIT investments, broker-dealers marketed these investments as safe and secure.
REITs typically pay a high commission – often as much as 15% (which often explains the stockbroker’s motivation in recommending the REIT investment to the investor).
Due to the relatively high interest or dividend offered by non-traded REITs like Inland American REIT, retired investors are often attracted to these products. Unfortunately, in addition to be risky investments, non-traded REITs are also illiquid (limiting investors ability to access their own money for unforeseen expenses).
Another problem with non-traded REITs is that broker-dealers are not required to frequently update the current price of the investment. This often leads investors to believe that there REIT investment is doing well even though the widespread real estate market collapse would indicate otherwise.
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of a risky REIT 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.
For more information on The White Law Group, visit http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.
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