Concerned about your investment in HP Villas DST?
Are you concerned about your investment in HPI Villas DST? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
Hamilton Point Investments is a sponsor of alternative investment offerings, according to its website. The company reportedly invests through a series of real estate private equity investment funds and 1031 exchange DST programs that purchase apartment communities in growing markets at below replacement cost.
The company filed a Form D to raise capital from investors for the offering HPI Villas DST in 2016. The total offering amount was purportedly $10,000,000 and the sales commissions and fees were estimated at close to 7% of the offering amount, according to the REG D filing.
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 Claims
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.
If you are concerned about your investment in HPI Villas DST, please call the securities attorneys at The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
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