Monthly Archives: January 2014

Regulator Issues Warning on Nontraded REITs

Warning tape

Read this website and you will see several warnings about the dangers of non-traded or thinly traded REITs. Although a popular way of investing in real estate, they can be difficult to sell or liquidate if an investor suddenly needs cash. There are other potential pitfalls as well. Don’t just take our word for it, […]

REITs Hit The Skids

trap,  catch

It’s no coincidence that the three top headlines in InvestmentNews Daily today all addressed the problems facing REITs. As lawyers that assist investors who were defrauded or misled by stockbrokers and investment advisors, we have heard many sad stories recently… elderly investors who were told to invest in thinly traded REITs, people who can’t redeem […]

REITs 101

Five dollar cottages isolated over white

Chances are good that if you are reading this article, you either lost money in a REIT or have questions about REITs. The purpose of this post is to provide a basic description of REITs. Subsequent posts talk about the many REIT frauds and scams in the marketplace. Interest rates have been quite low for […]