Investment fraud lawyers are investigating possible Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) claims against broker-dealers who improperly recommended the purchase of Ziegler Healthcare Real Estate Funds (ZHREF). ZHREF is one of many risky private equity funds that have been improperly recommended and could result in loss recovery through securities arbitration.
A series of four private equity funds, ZHREF are investments designed to take part in the development and ownership of medical office buildings and other medical facilities. ZHREF I was formed in May 2005, and is fully invested. Its portfolio includes 8 buildings, totaling 221,000 square feet and approximately $54 million. ZHREF II was formed in March 2006, and is fully invested. Its portfolio includes 8 buildings, totaling 340,000 square feet and approximately $76 million. ZHREF III was formed in June 2007, and is fully invested. Its portfolio includes 6 buildings, totaling 133,000 square feet and approximately $34 million. ZHREF IV’s portfolio currently contains two properties. In total, these funds are comprised of 23 properties across 12 states.
A recent investor alert from FINRA addresses how alternative investments such as private equity funds are marketed and sold. Securities fraud attorneys warn investors that brokers often market these investments to clients as safe, despite the risks of private equity funds. Individuals with a conservative portfolio or low risk tolerance may have received unsuitable recommendations from their broker to invest in ZHREF. Individuals who suffered losses as a result of an unsuitable investment may be able to recover losses through securities arbitration.
Investment fraud lawyers are here to help investors who have suffered losses as a result of fraud or negligence on the part of their broker or adviser. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact a securities fraud attorney at The Law Office of Christopher J. Gray at (866) 966-9598 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.