Brokerage firms have a fiduciary duty to recommend investments that are appropriate for the investor in light of the investor’s age, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives. One of the types of investments we often see abused, are REITs (real estate investment trusts) – likely due to the high commission REITs generally pay to the financial professional that sells them. The following is a list of some of the REITs whose sale we are closely monitoring:
Acadia Realty Trust, Agree Realty Corporation, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., American Assets Trust, American Campus Communities, Inc., American Capital Agency Corp., American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc., American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. , American Realty Capital Trust, American Tower Corporation, Americold Realty Trust, Anderson-Tully Company, Annaly Capital Management, Inc., Apartment Investment & Management Company, Apollo Commercial RE Finance, Inc., Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc., Apple REIT Eight, Inc., Apple REIT Nine, Inc., Apple REIT Seven, Inc., Apple REIT Six, Inc., Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., Archstone, ARMOUR Residential REIT, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., Associated Estates Realty Corporation, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I, Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT II, Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc., Berkshire Income Realty BioMed Realty Trust, Inc., Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Boardwalk REIT, Boston Properties, Inc., Brandywine Realty Trust, BRE Properties, Inc., Broadstone Net Lease, Inc., Brookfield Office Properties, Camden Property Trust, Campus Crest Communities, Capital Trust, Inc., CapLease, Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corporation, Care Investment Trust, Inc., Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc., Chatham Lodging Trust, Chesapeake Lodging Trust, Chimera Investment Corporation, CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., CNL Macquarie Global Growth Trust, Inc., Cogdell Spencer Inc., Cole Credit Property Trust II, Inc., Cole Credit Property Trust III, Inc., Cole Credit Property Trust, Inc., Colonial Properties Trust, Colony Financial, Inc., CommonWealth REIT, CoreSite Realty Corporation, Corporate Office Properties Trust, Corporate Property Associates 15, Corporate Property Associates 16 – Global, Inc., Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, Inc., Cousins Properties Incorporated, CREXUS Investment Corp., Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc., DCT Industrial Trust Inc., Derwent London Plc, Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, DiamondRock Hospitality Company, Digital Realty Trust Inc., Duke Realty Corporation, DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., EastGroup Properties, Inc., Education Realty Trust, Inc., Electric Infrastructure Alliance of America, LLC, Entertainment Properties Trust, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., Equity One, Inc., Equity Residential, Essex Property Trust, Inc., Excel Trust, Inc., Extra Space Storage, Inc., Fair Value REIT-AG, Federal Capital Partners, Federal Realty Investment Trust, FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., First Potomac Realty Trust, First REIT of New Jersey, Forest Capital Partners LLC, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Franklin Street Properties Corp., Gables Residential Trust, General Growth Properties, Inc., Getty Realty Corp., Gladstone Commercial Corporation, Glimcher Realty Trust, Global Logistic Properties, Government Properties Income Trust, Gramercy Capital Corp., Hammerson PLC, Hatteras Financial Corp, HCP, Inc., Health Care REIT, Inc., Hersha Hospitality Trust Highwoods Properties, Inc., Hines Global REIT, Inc, Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., Home Properties, Inc., Hospitality Properties Trust, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Independence Realty Trust, Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc., Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., Inland Real Estate Corporation, Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc., INREIT Real Estate Investment Trust, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., IStar Financial Inc., Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation, KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT, Inc., KBS Real Estate Investment Trust I, Inc., KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, Inc., KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, Inc., Kenedix Realty Investment Corporation, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Kimco Realty Corporation, Kite Realty Group Trust, Land Securities Group PLC, LaSalle Hotel Properties, Lexington Realty Trust, Liberty Property Trust, LTC Properties, Inc., MAA, Macerich, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Macquarie CNL Global Income Trust, Inc., MCR Development LLC, Medical Properties Trust Inc., MFA Financial, Inc., MHI Hospitality Corporation, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, MPG Office Trust, Inc., National Retail Properties, Inc., Newcastle Investment Corporation, NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., One Liberty Properties, Inc., Pacific Office Properties Trust, Parkway Properties, Inc., Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Phillips Edison – ARC Shopping Center REIT, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc., Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., Post Properties, Inc., Potlatch Corporation, Prologis, PS Business Parks, Inc., Public Storage, RAIT Financial Trust, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, Rayonier Inc., Realty Income Corporation, Regency Centers Corporation, Resource Capital Corp., RioCan, RREEF America REIT II, Inc., RREEF America REIT III, Inc., Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., Saul Centers, Inc., SEGRO PLC, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Shaftesbury PLC, Simon Property Group, Inc., SL Green Realty Corp., Societe De La Tour Eiffel, Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Spirit Finance Corporation, Stag Industrial, Inc., Starwood Property Trust, Inc., Steadfast Income REIT, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Summit Hotel Properties Inc., Sun Communities, Inc., Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., Supertel Hospitality, Inc., Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Taubman Centers, Inc., The Community Development Trust, Thomas Properties Group Inc., UDR, Inc., UMH Properties, Inc., Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc., U-Store-It Trust, Ventas, Inc., Verde Realty, Vornado Realty Trust, W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, Watson Land Company, Weingarten Realty Investors, Wells Real Estate Investment Trust II, Inc., Wells Timberland REIT, Inc., Wereldhave USA, Inc., Westfield, LLC, Weyerhaeuser, Winthrop Realty Trust
If you have invested in any of these REITs and are concerned about your investment, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help. For a free consultation, please call the firm’s Chicago office at 312/238-9650.
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