Have you suffered investment losses in Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT? 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 involving broker-dealers’ improper recommendation that investors purchase risky non-traded REIT investments, including Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT.
Prior to making recommendations to an individual investor, brokerage firms are required to disclose all the risks of an investment. Brokerage firms must also only recommend an investment that is suitable for an individual investor given that person’s age, investment objections, investment experience and risk tolerance.
Brokerage firms that do not perform adequate due diligence on an investment and/or make unsuitable recommendations can be held accountable for investment losses through securities arbitration.
FINRA recently announced that it is paying close attention to 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 Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT, retired investors are often attracted to these products. Unfortunately, in addition to being 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.
The White Law Group’s investigation into the improper sales of non-traded REITs to investors includes, but is not limited to, recommendations to invest in the following REITs: Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inland America Real Estate Trust, Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Wells Real Estate Investment Trust II, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Desert Capital REIT, Apple REIT, KBS REIT, and Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT.
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.
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