Empire Village Securities Investigation
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving broker dealers who may have improperly recommended Empire Village investments to their clients.
The Empire Group of Companies develops real estate in the greater Phoenix metropolitan market, according to its website. The company reportedly raises capital from investors in limited liability company units in single-asset development projects or individual single/ multifamily residential and commercial development/ redevelopment projects, according to the company’s website.
The Empire Village projects reportedly have several risk factors to consider prior to investing, such as:
- Investment in this offering is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. As such, an investor should be able to bear the complete loss of his/her investment
- The Company is a new entity with no prior operating history
- Investment in units is illiquid with limited transferability
Investments such as these are typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up-front commission. High fees can range from 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%. In this particular investment, Empire Village at Pebble Creek, the sales commissions and fees are estimated at more than 8% of the offering amount, according to filings with the SEC.
The problem with alternative investments such as Empire Village offerings is that they involve a high degree of risk. They are typically sold as unregistered securities which lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products like stocks or bonds. Lack of liquidity can also be a problem for investors.
Potential Lawsuits to Recover Financial Losses
The White Law Group is investigating the following Empire Village offerings:
Empire Village at Camelback Park, LLC
Empire Village at Carver Mountain, LLC
Empire Village at Liberty Farms, LLC
Empire Village at Olive Marketplace, LLC
Empire Village at Paseo de Luces, LLC
Empire Village at Pebble Creek, LLC
Empire Village at Pioneer Park, LLC
Empire Village at Schnepf Farms, LLC
Empire Village at Skyline Ranch, LLC
Empire Village at The BLVD, LLC
Despite the risks of investing in alternative investments, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation. If a brokerage firm makes unsuitable investment recommendations or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment, they may be liable for investment losses through FINRA arbitration.
FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States, and has extensive experience in providing a fair, efficient and effective venue to handle a securities-related dispute.
Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney
If you have concerns regarding your investment in Empire Village at Pebble Creek or another Empire Village offering, The White Law Group may be able to help you. To speak with a securities attorney about your options, please call the office at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
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