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Did You Suffer Hartman vREIT XXI Investor Losses?

You May Want To Speak With Our Knowledgeable Non-Traded REIT Lawyers

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent investors who may have been unsuitably recommended Hartman vREIT XXI by their financial advisor. Like many non-traded real estate investment trusts (non-traded REITs), Hartman vREIT XXI is risky and complex and may not be an appropriate investment for many investors, including conservative retail investors and elderly retirees.

Private REITs Can be Risky Even for Accredited Investors

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Limits Withdrawals As Some Investors Flee 

As more investors of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) have been making withdrawal requests, the private real estate investment trust (private REIT) announced it would limit redemption requests.  Blackstone Inc.’s stock reportedly dropped up to 10%  in the wake of the news.

Filing a FINRA Lawsuit May Help Investors Recoup Private REIT Losses

Texas Investor Alleges Unsuitability and Other Broker Misconduct Against Calton and Associates

Once again, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( have filed a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim on behalf of an investor who has suffered losses in Private REITs. The claimant is a Texas resident nearing retirement.

Many Appear To Have Lost Over 50% of Their Investment in Alleged Non-Traded REIT Scam

Our non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) investor losses attorneys are investigating The Parking REIT (now called Mobile Infrastructure Corp.) for possible investment fraud. If you are a The Parking REIT investor who would like to explore your legal options, contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( today.

The name change to Mobile Infrastructure Corp. occurred in late 2021. The Parking REIT is no longer a real estate investment trust nor does it have to distribute funds to stockholders any longer.

How Can SmartStop Self Storage REIT Investors Recover Their Losses? 

Our Non-Traded REIT Fraud Lawyers Continue To Investigate Claims Against Broker-Dealers. If you are an investor whose brokerage firm recommended SmartStop Self Storage REIT, you may be trying to figure out how to recover your investment losses. Formerly called Strategic Storage Trust II, this self-managed non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) suspended its share redemption program and distribution reinvestment plan in early 2022. However, even if redemptions are possible, investors might not be able to recover their full investment.

SmartStop Self Storage REIT touts itself as “one of the largest self-storage companies in North America.” According to its website, the real estate investment trust has a team of about 450 self-storage professionals, owns or manages approximately 176 properties in Canada and the United States, and has about $2.8B in total capitalization.

Hospitality Investors Trust REIT Losses: Inexperienced Investor Entrusted Broker-Dealer With Life Savings

Our non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) lawyers are representing a California retiree in her FINRA arbitration claim against NPB Financial Group. The claimant, an older widow with health issues,  suffered losses to her life savings in Hospitality Investors Trust  (HIT REIT). 

Her ex-NPB Financial broker, who had recommended this risky investment vehicle, has since been barred by FINRA. This bar was for the same reasons that the claimant decided to file her case. The investor is requesting up to six figures in damages from the brokerage firm. 

HIT REIT Investors Continue to Report Investment Losses

It is January 2022 and Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at continues to offer free, no-obligation case consultations to investors who suffered losses in Hospitality Investors Trust.

The non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT), also known as HIT REIT, is believed to have cost some investors losses of up to 95%. Our savvy securities attorneys are here to help determine whether you have grounds for a FINRA arbitration claim to pursue damages.

Investors Who Weren’t Advised to Exit Before Merger Have Suffered Losses 

If you are an investor who sustained losses in NorthStar Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), now called N1 Liquidating Trust, you may want to explore your legal options to find out whether your financial advisor gave you improper advice or failed to apprise you of all of the risks involving your investment. 

Our non-traded REIT investment lawyers at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at are speaking to NorthStar REIT investors to determine whether they have grounds for a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim against their broker and/or broker-dealer.

Non-Traded REIT Causes Investor Losses of Up To Over 95%  

Our non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) lawyers are continuing to look into claims of losses by investors whose financial advisors marketed and sold shares in Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT REIT). This investment was previously named American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust (ARC Hospitality). Unfortunately, some may have lost up to 95% of their investment.  

Please call Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at at (800) 259-9010 and ask to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment with one of our seasoned investment fraud lawyers. 

Hospitality Investors Trust Was One of the REITs Marketed

Cetera Advisors Network broker Jeffrey Gerard Meyers, an Overland Park, Kansas financial advisor, is named in two pending customer disputes. 

The claimants are accusing him of making unsuitable investment recommendations involving non-liquid real estate investment trusts (REIT). One of the products was Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT REIT), which declared bankruptcy after the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

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