February 26, 2019 Comments (0) Blog, Current Investigations

GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery Investigation

GK DST - Cedar Falls Grocery Investigation, Featured by Top Securities Fraud Attorneys, The White Law Group

Concerned with your investment in GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery?

Are you concerned about your investment in GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.

According to its website, GK Development Group is a Barrington, Illinois-based real estate acquisition and development company “specializing in retail and commercial properties since 1995.”

The company filed filed a Form D to raise capital from investors in 2016 with the offering GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery. The offering type is beneficial interests in Delaware Statutory Trust reflecting beneficial interests in real estate.

Delaware Statutory Trusts, or DSTs, are an alternative for 1031 exchange investors seeking replacement properties, allegedly offering the potential for monthly income and diversification without any on-going landlord duties.

DSTs are not appropriate for all investors, as they come with a few disadvantages, compared to owning a property outright. 1031 DSTs cannot raise new capital, leaving investors holding the bag if expensive repairs are needed. The investors also have no control over the property, or the ability to make decisions about the property. While the sponsor may welcome feedback from the investor, they don’t allow any actions to be taken by said investor.

Additionally, 1031 DSTs are illiquid, and it can often be difficult to find a buyer when the investor is ready to sell.

Investigating Potential Lawsuits

The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly recommending high-risk investments, like GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery, to investors.

Despite the risks of investing in DSTs, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation.

Fortunately, FINRA does provide for an arbitration forum for investors to resolve disputes if a broker or brokerage firm makes an unsuitable investment recommendation or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment. It is possible that they could be found liable for investment losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.

If you are concerned about your investment in GK DST – Cedar Falls Grocery, please call the securities attorneys at 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 Franklin, Tennessee.

For more information on The White Law Group and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.

 

 

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