Investigating Potential FINRA Claims involving Epoch Fort Collins DST
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving FINRA-registered broker dealers who may have improperly recommended Epoch Fort Collins DST to investors.
Epoch Fort Collins DST, sponsored by Valeo Groupe Americas reportedly filed a form D to raise capital from investors in 2020, according to a filing with the SEC. The total offering amount was purportedly $23,100,000.
1031 DST (Delaware Statutory Trusts) – Complex Investments
Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) present an alternative for 1031 exchange investors seeking replacement properties, with promises of potential monthly income and diversification without the burden of landlord duties. However, it is important to recognize the risks associated with such complex investment products.
One risk factor to consider is the possibility of property value loss. Like any real estate investment, there is always the potential for the value of the property to decline over time, impacting your investment’s overall worth.
Additionally, DSTs are considered illiquid investments. They are typically offered through Reg D private placement offerings and lack a secondary market, meaning that you might encounter difficulties selling or trading your investment if the need arises.
Another risk is the reduction or elimination of monthly distributions. Just like any real estate investment, if the property experiences unexpected vacancies or substantial damage, it may lead to a suspension of cash flow distributions, affecting your expected returns.
Tax status changes are also critical to consider. The income stream and depreciation schedule of your investment property can influence your income bracket and tax status. An unfavorable tax ruling could eliminate the deferral of capital gains, resulting in immediate tax liabilities.
Fees and expenses associated with DSTs can eat into your returns, potentially outweighing the tax benefits you were hoping to gain from this investment.
Is a 1031 DST Investment Suitable for you?
Brokerage firms often push DST investments due to the high commissions associated with their sale and creation, despite the risks involved. If you believe that you have been recommended a high-risk investment unsuitably or not adequately informed about the risks, you have the option to resolve disputes through FINRA arbitration.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) provides an arbitration forum for investors. You may be able to seek recourse when brokerage firms fail to disclose the risks associated with an investment properly. In such cases, the broker or brokerage firm may be held liable for any investment losses you incur.
If you are concerned about your investment in Epoch Fort Collins DST, we encourage you to contact The White Law Group for a free consultation at 888-637-5510. Our national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm are ready to assist you in understanding your rights and potential courses of action.
For more information on 1031 DST investments and how they work, please see: 1031 Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Investments Overview.
Remember, at The White Law Group, we are dedicated to protecting investors’ interests and seeking justice for those who may have suffered investment losses. Visit our website at https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com to learn more about our firm and the representation we provide for investors in FINRA arbitration claims.
Tags: 1031 DST investment, Epoch Fort Collins DST Last modified: July 19, 2023