Betty Friant, CCIM, Executive Vice President & Managing Director
Betty Friant, CCIM, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, serves as an expert Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 exchange advisor to high-net-worth investors and 1031 exchange clients. In her executive capacity with Kay Properties, Friant has been instrumental in helping the firm achieve year-over-year gains in equity placements, number of transactions, and clients represented. To date, Betty has helped Kay Properties participate in more than $30 Billion of 1031 investments totaling approximately 50 million square feet of multifamily, manufactured housing, single tenant net lease, industrial, self-storage and medical properties nationwide.
Prior to joining Kay Properties, Betty spent 35 years in the commercial real estate industry focused on the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant NNN properties, including acting as Senior Managing Director for the Calkain Companies and co-founder of a Sperry Van Ness office in Winchester, VA.
Betty has spent her career building a reputation for providing superior client service that emphasizes transparency, integrity, and attention to details. This lifelong effort was recently recognized by GlobeSt. as one of the “2021 Women of Influence” in the commercial real estate industry.
In addition to her focus on the commercial real estate industry, Betty is dedicated to her family and is involved in the volunteer efforts of several community and civic organizations.
Articles and Transactions that Highlight Betty Friant
Betty Friant Recognized as a One of the Nation’s Leading Women in Commercial Real Estate
Kay Properties Assists Family with Multiple Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchanges and a Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment Following the Sale of a Large Business
Forbes: Why You Should Consider All-Cash/Debt-Free Investing In Turbulent Times
My experience working with Betty Friant, of Kay Properties & Investments LLC, was extremely easy and rewarding. She was very professional and responded quickly to any question I had about the properties I was considering purchasing. When I selected a DST to purchase, she set-up a conference call with the sponsor so I could ask specific questions. When it came to time to close the purchase, Betty made it extremely easy. My wife is now considering purchasing a DST and will only work with Betty.
Bruce R. - All Cash Debt Free DST 1031 Investor - Mammoth Lakes, CA
…I’m very happy with the 4 investments I’ve made, with Betty’s help, for a number of reasons...Of course, I paid no taxes on the transaction, thanks to the 1031. They are all deferred. At 15% capital gains tax rate, I have deferred AT LEAST $39,000! Possibly more here in tax hell Maryland, and of course, the 3.8% Obamacare tax was still in effect at the time of the sale. As someone we know says, YUGE!
Going forward, we are very happy with our monthly paycheck and the knowledge that we are part-owners of professionally managed real estate in good markets with strong tenants.
David A. - 1031 Exchange DST Offering Investor - Severna Park, MD
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Betty Friant. There was so much information to digest and Betty guided me through it all with expert advice. My 1031 exchange went smoothly and I have been pleased with the results. Even though we never met in person, I feel Betty has become my friend.
Diane N. - Debt Free DST 1031 Exchange Investor - Virginia Beach, VA
Betty Friant is a true professional. She was very helpful for a first time DST buyer and extremely responsive to my numerous questions and revisions to my investment plan. I would definitely work with her again!
Rusty S. - DST 1031 Exchange Investor - Savannah, GA
Betty was very knowledgeable and VERY patient with us. She handled all of our questions with ease and made us feel comfortable through the whole process. I highly recommend Betty and her (Kay Properties) team!
Brian E. - 1031 Exchange DST Investor - Boston, MA
Betty Friant did a tremendous job of assisting us with the DST process. With her wealth of experience, she was able to field all our questions and help us find the DST properties that suited us best.
Rob D. - 1031 DST Investor - Maryland