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Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Continue to Investigate Peakstone Realty Trust Losses. Our REIT Loss Attorneys Are Looking Into Allegations of Broker Misconduct 

For the past year, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( have been speaking to investors who suffered losses in Peakstone Realty (NYSE: PKST), which is a publicly registered real estate investment trust (REIT). It was formerly the non-traded REIT Griffin Realty Trust (also, before that, Cole Office & Industrial REIT (CCIT II) and Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT). Over the past few years, investors of this latest iteration, and its previous ones, have expressed concern about significant portfolio losses.

It was in April 2023 that Peakstone Realty Trust REIT joined the New York Stock Exchange. Its net asset value dramatically plunged. There was also a reverse stock split that happened. Yet, rather than these developments benefiting investors, some reported paying more to purchase their shares than what they are now worth while others allege that they suffered a near-total loss of equity.

Are You A Moody National REIT II Investor Who Has Suffered Serious Losses? Our Non-Traded REIT Loss Law Firm Can Help You Assess Whether You Have Grounds for a Broker Fraud Lawsuit

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is continuing to look into losses by investors whose brokers recommended Moody National REIT II. The non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT), which invests primarily in hotels and securities, has been under scrutiny since 2020 when it drastically fell in value and its public offering and distribution payments were suspended.

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdown really took a toll on Moody National REIT II.  While its share price was originally offered at $25/share, by late 2021 the non-traded REIT’s share price on the secondary market was $8/share. In 2023, it may have been selling for $6.60/share on the limited market.

Did You Suffer Investment Losses in RAD Diversified REIT?

SSEK RAD Diversified REIT Attorneys Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

It has come to our attention that investors of the non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) RAD Diversified REIT may be having problems, including being unable to withdraw their funds due to some sort of temporary freeze. Distributions also may be suspended. At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( we are offering free, no-obligation case assessments to help you determine whether you have grounds for an investment loss recovery claim.

Despite Reassurances of a Turnaround by Silver Star Properties REIT, Investors Should Be Wary. Our Seasoned Non-Traded REIT Loss Lawyers Continue To Offer Free Case Assessments

Despite receiving a letter from Silver Star Properties claiming that it anticipates a successful exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by its subsidiary Hartman SPE—and the non-traded real estate investment trust’s (non-traded REITs) ongoing efforts to sell legacy commercial assets and focus on self-storage assets—investors still have reasons to be concerned about when, or if, they will get their money back. The fact that the non-traded REIT defaulted on $217M of a loan that was due in October is also not optimistic news—not to mention that the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) regional office in Fort Worth, TX has launched an investigation. However, as a non-traded REIT investor, what you still can do is explore your legal options.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is representing Silver Star Properties REIT investors in pursuing damages from the broker-dealers that marketed and sold them this non-traded real estate investment trust. Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation case consultation.

I’m A Silver Star Properties REIT Investor. How Can I Recover My Losses?

Our Skilled Texas Non-Traded REIT Lawyers May Be Able To Help You

If you are a Silver Star Properties REIT investor, please contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas( today to request your free, no-obligation case consultation. This Texas non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) left many reeling after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September as it continues its efforts to sell off a portfolio that included $400M worth of commercial properties.

Are You An Investor Who Lost Money In Tuscan Gardens REIT?

 Ex-Florida Broker Sean Casterline Allegedly Unsuitable Marketed Private Placements

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is representing a South Carolina retiree in his broker fraud lawsuit against International Assets Advisory and its former registered representative Sean Donovan Casterline. The ex-Florida financial advisor, who was most recently with Delta Securities, was sanctioned by FINRA for allegedly taking part in unauthorized securities transactions without telling his member brokerage firm. This included the fact that he was Managing Director of Private Equity for Tuscan Gardens.

NorthStar Healthcare Income and Griffin Capital Essential Asset II Are Too Risky For Novice Investors

Illinois Retirees Files Broker Fraud Lawsuit Against Wintrust Investments

If you suffered serious losses in the non-traded real estate investment trusts (non-traded REITs) NorthStar Healthcare Income and Griffin Capital Essential Asset II (Now Griffin Realty Trust), you may want to explore your legal options by contacting Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Realty Trust Loss Attorney Team. Both non-traded REITs are illiquid, high-risk investments and generally should not be recommended to inexperienced or conservative investors, including retirees.

Should Ashford Hospitality Trust Investors Be Worried?

If You Suffered REIT Losses, Our Broker Negligence Lawyers Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

According to a Seeking Alpha article, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) and its family of companies is among the “most dangerous” real estate investment trusts (REITs). Initially seeming to do well at the start even when market prices for hotel REITs plunged during the early aughts, this holder of luxury assets used cash to repurchase about half of its outstanding shares at low rates, helping to save itself while similar investment vehicles could not. However, it was after that, contends Portfolio Income Solutions leader Dane Bowler that the real estate investment trust started getting “greedy,” and Ashford Hospitality Trust’s decisions now purportedly appear to be made for the benefits management while costing shareholders. This has included management allegedly profiting by “multi-dipping” and receiving pay from multiple Ashford Inc. entities.

Did You Suffer Portfolio Losses Because Of A Failure To Diversify?

Our Skilled Overconcentration Attorneys Help Investors Pursue Financial Recovery

Financial advisors should know the importance of properly allocating an investor’s funds among different kinds of financial products, asset classes, or market sectors. Seeing as all investments come with some risk, proper diversification increases protection from serious losses because should one investment plunge in value, the hope is that the returns generated by the other financial products in the portfolio can help offset the overall impact on an investor’s money.  In other words, to use a popular phrase, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

Peakstone Realty Trust Investors May Have Reason To Be Wary 

Our Skilled REIT Investor Loss Attorneys Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options 

With Peakstone Realty Trust (NYSE: PKST), formerly Griffin Realty Trust, recently joining the New York Stock Exchange, and the dramatic reduction to the net asset value that its stock traded at, investors may have reason for concern. While its trading shares briefly went up since the debut—starting at $8/share and at one point closing at $40.45/share, but eventually dropping to under $20.00 a share. However, previous to all of that, its most recent reported net asset value (NAV) was $66.87/share after a reverse stock split that occurred in March.  Many investors paid more than the reported NAV.

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