Tag: REITs

Securities Regulators Scrutinize Potentially Unethical Commissions

Anyone contemplating an investment in a private or unlisted Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, should consider the motivations of the broker and brokerage firm hawking it. Unlisted REITs are investments that aren’t traded on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq market. As such, they can be difficult for investors to sell and difficult for investors to value. To overcome marketplace concerns, the managers and operators of private REITs […]

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Private and Unlisted REITs: Are They Safe

May 19, 2014 / Blog Posts , Tags: ,

As attorneys who regularly represent investors, we believe the unique problems and risks associated with unlisted REITs are now coming home to roost. Although unlisted REITs may tout the fact they have outperformed public REITs, we believe these products have added risks relating to valuation and redemption rights. These risks and concerns call in to question the appropriateness of these products for many investors, especially those with a limited liquid […]

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Victor Bayata

Victor Bayata is a partner at Vernon Litigation Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of business and investment litigation, arbitration (including FINRA, JAMS and AAA arbitration), employment disputes involving financial advisors and other investment professionals, and securities-related matters. Mr. Bayata currently assists clients in recovering losses caused by all manner of financial fraud and negligence involving a wide variety of investment-related matters, including master limited partnerships, hedge funds, […]

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Vernon Litigation Group Again Warns Investors About Pitfalls of Non-Traded REITs

Securities attorneys at Vernon Litigation Group continue to warn investors about buying into non-traded REITs as they watch those who bought shares in Behringer Harvard Short-Term Opportunity Fund I LP join the growing ranks of investors – many of them retirees — suffering REIT losses. According to an Investment News article about Behringer Harvard losses, “At the end of December, investors in the Behringer Harvard Short-Term Opportunity Fund I LP, which […]

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