CF Mount Comfort, DST – Investigating Potential Claims
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving broker dealers who may have improperly recommended CF Mount Comfort DST to investors.
According to SEC filings, CF Mount Comfort DST based in New York, NY, filed a Form D to raise capital from investors. The total offering amount sold was purportedly $37,300,000 according to the Reg D Filing.
A Delaware Statutory Trust was formed under Delaware law and is commonly used in commercial real estate transactions. Its purpose is to provide investors with limited liability and can be used to hold title to real property. Delaware Statutory Trusts, or DSTs, are high-risk investments in nature due to their uniqueness in comparison to other types of investments. Recently, fundraising for Delaware statutory trust offerings totaled just over $2.5 billion for the year through June 2023, according to data provided by Robert A. Stanger & Co. and Mountain Dell Consulting. Based on this average monthly fundraising through June, DST statistics are on pace to raise just over $5 billion in 2023.
Although DSTs may be suitable for some investors, they are not the best alternative for everyone due to their financial drawbacks. One example is that 1031 DSTs cannot raise additional capital after the initial investment, which means that investors may be responsible for unexpected expenses, such as repairs, or a decrease in occupancy or rental income. The investors also have limited authority over the property. While the sponsor may welcome feedback from the investors in the DST, they don’t allow any actions to be taken by any one investor. The issue of illiquidity is also a primary concern when it comes to investing in a DST. This makes it difficult to find a buyer if an investor wants to sell their interest prior to sale of the property.
For more information on the risks of 1031 DST investments please see: 1031 Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Investments Overview
CF Mount Comfort DST – Suitable Investment for you?
A financial advisor should analyze the suitability of investments before recommending them to their clients. There are several factors that should be taken into account to ensure an investment would be suitable for their clients. Some of those details include, liquidity needs, time horizon, risk tolerance, age, and income. Once that is completed the brokerage firm must ensure that due diligence was completed at every level of each investment. Consider all aspects of the investment and diligently review your options prior to investing in a DST.
Investors May Have Claims
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly recommending high-risk investments to investors. Brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment despite the risks of investing in DSTs, because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation. It is important to note that FINRA does provide an arbitration forum for investors to resolve disputes if a broker or brokerage firm makes an unsuitable investment recommendation or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment. It is possible that they could be found liable for investment losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you are concerned about your investment in CF Mount Comfort, DST please contact the securities attorneys at The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington.
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