Investing in REITs, or real estate investment trusts is a well-known product that diversifies a portfolio with a historically conservative and successful investment that draws returns on the income derived from owning a multitude of properties including malls and other businesses, homes, condos and even apartments. These organizations offer shares that can be purchased by public investors who can then enjoy the return on their investment in the form of dividends. For many years, REITs have also provided an excellent incentive for brokers by offering substantial commissions and charging disproportionate fees, much of which goes back to the broker.
Real estate investment trusts were much more popular in recent years with the booming housing market, but many investors are now suffering serious losses due to poor earnings, overextension and other factors. These hardships have helped to identify a disturbing trend in the securities industry where financial advisors, brokers and brokerage firms engage in misconduct, fraud and negligence in order to gain those higher commissions regardless of any conflicts with investmentsuitability. When these practices are identified as leading to losses for the investor, then a skilled California investment fraud lawyer can assist in the pursuit of recovery.
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The Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates focuses on securities litigation,securities mediation and securities arbitration for public investors who have suffered losses for bad REIT investments. Our firm is adept at recognizing investment losses and acting to dispute those losses through any means possible. Our firm overview speaks to our 35-plus years of experience in the securities field as well as the success we have helped our clients to achieve in the life of our practice. As our main attorney, Jonathan W. Evans has litigated hundreds of arbitration claims and tried over 80 cases to conclusion at the FINRA, many of which resulted in favorable settlements.
Contact a California REIT attorney if you are suffering from losses due to broker negligence or misconduct, and want to seek damages.
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