You want to invest $3 million into a real estate project. Time is tight because it’s closing in 12 days. The developer (51 years old) seems to have a decent track record and takes credit for billions of dollars of projects, but this project doesn’t yet have zoning approval and the previous owner dumped the
pre-deal due diligence
When Too Few Regulatory Problems Add to Risk
By Philip Segal on
Posted in Due Diligence, Uncategorized
One indispensable part of due diligence is to check for regulatory sanctions. Was a company found by the SEC or FINRA to have misappropriated investor money? Put them in unsuitable investments? Lied on a filing to induce people to invest money under false pretenses?
While we never pronounce “Invest” or “Don’t Invest,” “Hire” or “Don’t…