Concerned about your investment in Starboard Lemon Grove DST?
Are you concerned about your investment in Starboard Lemon Grove DST? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you file a complaint against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
Starboard Realty Advisors, a privately held real estate firm, acquires multi-tenant retail shopping centers and invests with accredited investors, family offices, and institutional partners, according to its website. The company reportedly acquires primarily multi-tenant retail shopping centers in which the current rents are below market and which can be acquired at or below replacement cost. Starboard also may capitalize the acquisition and development of select service hotels.
The company filed a Form D to raise capital from investors for the offering Starboard Lemon Grove DST in 2017. The total offering amount was purportedly $13,700,000.
While there is a time and place for most investments, DSTs are not appropriate for many investors as they come with a few disadvantages. For example, 1031 DSTs cannot raise new capital once the investment is made leaving investors holding the bag if expensive repairs are needed or other issues arise – like a drop in occupancy or rental income. The investors also have limited control over the property. While the sponsor may welcome feedback from the investors in the DST, they don’t allow any actions to be taken by any one investor.
Additionally, 1031 DSTs are illiquid, and it can often be difficult to find a buyer if an investor wants to sell their interest before the property is sold.
Filing a Complaint against your Brokerage Firm
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly recommending high-risk investments 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.
Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney
If you are concerned about your investment in the Starboard Lemon Grove DST, please call the securities attorneys at The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee. The firm works on a contingency fee basis and may be able to represent you in a complaint against your brokerage firm.
For more information on The White Law Group and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.