November 12, 2016 Comments (0) Blog, Current Investigations

CatchMark Timber Trust Inc. Investment Losses

CatchMark Timber Trust
(Last Updated On: June 27, 2017)

Recovery of Investment Losses in CatchMark Timber Trust

Are you concerned about your investment losses in CatchMark Timber Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on the acquisition of timberland properties in the United States, according to Bloomberg. It intends to acquire timberland properties throughout the timber-producing regions of the United States and, to a lesser extent, in timber-producing regions outside the United States.

The company qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Wells Timberland REIT was founded in September 2005. It was formerly known as Wells Real Estate Investment Trust IV, Inc. and changed its name to Wells Timber Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. in November 2005 and changed to Wells Timberland REIT, Inc. in 2006. CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. is headquartered in Norcross, GA.

The Problem with REITs

On behalf of investors, The White Law Group is investigating claims that some brokers violated securities law and FINRA regulations when selling REITs. Those claims generally involve claims that the broker-dealers failed to perform adequate due diligence on the REITs before offering them for sale to their clients and that the brokerage firms failed to determine whether the investments were appropriate in light of their clients age, investment, experience, net worth, and tolerance for risk.

Unfortunately for many investors, they should never have been sold the REIT in the first place. REITs are incredible complex and high risk investments that are inherently illiquid and inappropriate for most investors, especially retired investors. Brokers that overlooked suitability requirements or portrayed the REIT as “safe,” be liable for investment losses through FINRA dispute resolution claim.

For more information on The White Law Group’s investigation see REITs: Impact of Interest Rate Hike.

If you are concerned about your investment in CatchMark Timber Trust or another REIT, please call the securities attorneys of The White Law Group at (888) 637-5510 for a free consultation.

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 Vero Beach, Florida.

For more information on The White Law Group, visit http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.