Concerned about investment losses in Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT?
Have you suffered investment losses in Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust. The REIT closed its initial public offering in June 2014 after raising $1.8 billion in investor equity, and currently oversees a portfolio of 20 data center and 66 healthcare properties with a combined acquisition cost of $2.2 billion.
Recently Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT approved a net asset value of $10.02 per share, as of September 30, 2016. Shares were originally sold for $10.00 each.
Unfortunately for investors, CFX Alternative Trading, a secondary market for private placements, is offering shares of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT for $8 per share.
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims involving broker-dealers’ improper recommendation that investors purchase high-risk non-traded REIT investments, like Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT. Many investors are not fully aware of the problems and risks associated with these investments before purchasing them.
The Trouble with REITs
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are complex and inherently risky products. Compared to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, REITs are significantly more complex and often better suited for sophisticated and institutional investors.
Another problem often associated with REIT recommendations is the high sales commissions brokers typically earn for selling REITs – as high as 15%. Brokers have an obligation to make investment recommendations that are consistent with their clients risk tolerance, net worth, investment objectives and experience in the market. Unfortunately, in many cases, the high sales commission may provide some brokers with enough incentive to make unsuitable investment recommendations.
In addition to the high risks, non-traded REITs, like Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT often lack liquidity. Investors looking to sell these investments often have difficulty finding a buyer, and if they are able to find one can suffer significant losses on the sale.
Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend and to ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor. Firms that fail to do so, may be held responsible for any losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you suffered losses investing in Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT and would like a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510.
The White Law Group is a national securities arbitration, securities fraud, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
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