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Investors in Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc. (“CVMC REIT I”) and/or Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc. (“CVMC REIT II”) may have FINRA arbitration claims, if their investment was recommended by a financial advisor who lacked a reasonable basis for the recommendation, or if the nature of the investment was misrepresented by the stockbroker or advisor.

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CVMC REIT I was incorporated on December 16, 2009 as a Maryland corporation that elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT).  As a publicly registered non-traded REIT, CVMC REIT I was permitted to sell securities to the investing public at large, including unsophisticated retail investors who bought shares upon the recommendation of a broker or money manager.  CVMC REIT I began offering securities in December 2010 and terminated its offering in June 2014 after raising approximately $1.7 billion in investor equity.  CVMC REIT I invests in purpose-built facilities and owns a portfolio of 61 properties, as of the March 2019.

CVMC REIT II was incorporated on January 11, 2013 as a Maryland corporation that elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT).  As a publicly registered non-traded REIT, CVMC REIT II was permitted to sell securities to the investing public at large, including numerous unsophisticated retail investors who bought shares upon the recommendation of a broker or money manager.  CVMC REIT II began offering securities in May 2014, and after raising $1.2 billion in investor equity in its initial primary offering, CVMC REIT II launched a follow-on offering that terminated in November 2018 after raising an additional $86.9 million.  CVMC REIT II invests in net leased data centers and healthcare assets and owned a portfolio of 85 properties as of March 2019.

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Piggy Bank in a CageAs recently reported, third-party real estate investment firm MacKenzie Realty Capital (“MacKenzie”) launched an unsolicited tender offer to purchase up to 1 million shares of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. (“Carter Validus”) shares for $3.36 per share.  The tender offer is set to expire on June 25, 2018.  While the Carter Validus Board has recommended that shareholders reject the offer, the non-traded REIT’s share repurchase program is already fully subscribed for 2018.  Further compounding the problem, Carter Validus recently reported that its largest tenant by revenue — Bay Area Regional Medical Center, LLC in Webster, TX — has declared bankruptcy.  Currently, investors seeking immediate liquidity on their Carter Validus investment have limited options at their disposal.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Carter Validus is a publicly registered, non-traded REIT that is focused on investing in net leased data centers and healthcare properties.  As recently reported, Carter Validus’ portfolio consists of 66 properties, including 3 data centers and 63 healthcare properties.  The REIT’s offering, declared effective by the SEC in December 2010, closed in June 2014 after raising approximately $1.7 billion in investor equity.

As a publicly registered non-traded REIT, Carter Validus was permitted to sell securities to the investing public at large, including numerous unsophisticated retail investors who bought shares through the IPO upon the recommendation of a broker or financial advisor.  Many ordinary investors may be unaware of the high up-front commissions (typically between 7-10% of the initial investment) associated with non-traded REITs like Carter Validus.  Further, some investors may have been improperly steered into Carter Validus, without first being fully informed of the investment’s complex nature and inherent risks.