I've been offered an investment in a private REIT. Is that the same
thing as a non-traded REIT?
A private REIT (or private-placement REIT) is similar to a non-traded REIT,
but they are not exactly the same thing. While a private REIT is also
not traded on any public exchange, it is generally not subject to the
same regulatory oversight or disclosure requirements afforded to other
types of REITs.
An investment in private REITs can be extremely risky for investors, and
it is extremely difficult to find the information you need to make an
informed decision about these investments.
Keep in mind, also, that most private REITs can only be sold to "accredited
investors," as defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
If you are suspicious of a private-placement REIT, do as much research
as you can and consider reviewing it with a financial expert you trust.
If you fear you've already lost money on a private REIT, or that it
was recommended as an unsuitable investment, contact the FINRA lawyers
with Meyer Wilson today for a completely free consultation.
We are experienced investment fraud attorneys who are ready to represent
you in stockbroker mediation, arbitration, or litigation and help you
recover your losses.
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