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LRT Leesburg DST: Securities Investigation

LRT Leesburg DST: Securities Investigation featured by top securities fraud attorneys, The White Law Group

Investigating Potential Claims involving LRT Leesburg DST 

The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving broker dealers who may have improperly recommended LRT Leesburg DST to investors.  

According to SEC filings, LRT Leesburg DST based in Bluffton, South Carolina, filed a Form D in 2022 to raise capital from investors. The total offering amount sold was purportedly $16,974,560 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.  

DSTs are Complex Investment Products – LRT Leesburg DST

Delaware Statutory Trusts, or DSTs, are complex 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 were on pace to raise just over $5 billion in 2023.  

Although 1031 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. Illiquidity is also a primary concern when 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. 

Is a 1031 DST Investment Suitable for You? 

Your financial advisor should analyze the suitability of investments before recommending them to their clients. There are several factors that should be considered to ensure an investment would be suitable for their clients. Some of those details include liquidity needs, time horizon, risk tolerance, age, and income.  

 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.  

Free Consultation with Securities Attorneys 

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.  

Note that FINRA provides 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 LRT Leesburg 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. 

 For more information on The White Law Group and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit https://whitesecuritieslaw.com/ 

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