Hines US Core Office Fund LP Securities Fraud Investigation
Have you suffered investment losses in Hines REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
According to their website, Hines is the sponsor of REIT and BDC investment products sold through its broker/dealer affiliate, Hines Securities. The firm claims to have entered the retail investment market by sponsoring two non-traded REITs—Hines REIT and Hines Global REIT, now closed to new investors. The company launched HMS Income Fund, a business development company, in 2012 and in 2014 it launched Hines Global II.
Hines often raises money for investments through Reg D private placement offerings like the company did for Hines US Core Office Fund LP. These Reg D private placements are then typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up front commission, usually between 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.
The Problem with Reg D Private Placements
Private placements are a means for smaller companies to raise capital through the sale of equity or debt securities without having to register their securities with the SEC. These investments are often riskier and more complicated than traditional investments, and are only suitable for high net worth, sophisticated investors.
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly selling alternative investment products like Hines US Core Office Fund LP, to their clients.
Despite the risks of investing in this type of alternative investments, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation.
If you have concerns regarding your investment in Hines US Core Office Fund LP or another Hines investment and would like to speak with a securities attorney about your options, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
For more information on The White Law Group and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.