Investigating Potential Claims – Hospitality Investors Trust HIT REIT
Did you lose money investing in Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT REIT) at the recommendation of your financial advisor? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc. (“HIT REIT”) is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) which owns a diversified portfolio of “strategically-located hotel properties throughout North America within the select service and full-service markets of the hospitality sector,” according to its website.
Are Non-Traded REITs a suitable investment for you?
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 Hospitality Investors Trust aka HIT REIT. Many investors are not fully aware of the problems and risks associated with these investments before purchasing them.
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.
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. Brokers have an opportunity to earn high commissions—sometimes as high as 15% — on non-traded REITs. This may provide some brokers with enough incentive to make unsuitable investment recommendations.
Non-traded REITs, like Hospitality Investors Trust 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.
Unfortunately for investors, Central Trade & Transfer, a secondary market for private placements, has recently listed shares of HIT REIT for just $8.65 per share. The original offering price was $25.00 per share.
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 Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT REIT) The White Law Group may be able to help you. For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call our law offices 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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