The Securities Law Firm of Menzer & Hill, P.A is investigating potential claims related to Desert Capital REITs.  Desert Capital is a non-traded Real Estate Investment Trust which began trading in 2004.  The REIT was designed to finance short term, high interest rate mortgage loans secured by real estate. During the height of the real estate market, brokers marketed the REIT as a safe, dividend paying investment without disclosing its extremely risky nature.  In reality, the REIT contained enormous risk, which unsuspecting investors learned when Desert Capital filed for bankruptcy.