The securities lawyers of Gana Weinstein LLP continue to report on non-traded real estate investment trust (Non-Traded REIT) and investor loss recovery options. According to First Capital REIT’s website the fhe company claims that “when you invest with First Capital Real Estate Trust Incorporated you join those investors who benefit from the dual strategy that makes our REIT stand out from our competitors. We focus on acquiring existing stabilized cash-flowing assets to support stable, consistent distributions to our stockholders.”
However, the company has subsequently reported that multiple investments that First Capital REIT made have filed a voluntary petition for relief in Bankruptcy Court. Thereafter, the company in November 2016, sought to protect cash. It’s been reported that First Capital REIT was failing to pay employees on time and missed filing financial statements with the SEC for more than a year. According secondary market estimates on the value of First Capital REIT the company’s shares have traded at just $4.90/share or over a 50% loss from the $10.00/share offering price.
Our firm handles where brokers recommend investments in direct participation products (DPPs), private placements, Non-Traded REITs, and other alternative investments. These products are almost always unsuitable for middle class investors. In addition, the brokers who sell them are paid additional commission in order to hype inferior quality investments providing perverse incentives for brokers to sell high risk and low reward investments.