Delaware Statutory Trust Properties – Illiquidity and Exit Strategies

Two of the questions that often come up from our clients considering a DST 1031 exchange property are 1) How liquid are DST 1031 properties? and 2) What are the exit strategies? First off, it is important to note first and foremost that DST 1031 properties are real estate, and like all other types of real estate they are inherently illiquid. You are not buying shares of stock listed on a public exchange that you … Read More

What Are the Potential Benefits of Exchanging into a Delaware Statutory Trust Property?

By Dwight Kay There are a number of potential benefits of exchanging into a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 property. It is important to note that these should be carefully weighed with the potential risks that we have outlined at the end of this article. You should also read the risk section of each DST 1031 property’s offering materials in detail prior to investing. Eliminating the day-to-day headaches of property management Many of our clients … Read More

DST 1031 Properties – The Basics

By Dwight Kay A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is an entity that is used to hold title to investment real estate. In some ways, this is similar to how a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can hold title to real estate; however, unlike an LLC, a DST 1031 property will qualify as “like kind” exchange replacement property for a 1031 exchange. This qualification as “like kind” property is pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code Section 2004-86. … Read More

1031 Exchange Fundamentals

By: Dwight Kay, Founder – Kay Properties and Investments, LLC What is a 1031 Exchange? The 1031 exchange is thought by many to be one of the more powerful tax deferral tools currently available to taxpayers. Under the Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 taxpayers can defer their capital gains tax on the sale of property if they reinvest the proceeds in like-kind property. IRC Section 1031 provides that “No gain or loss shall be recognized … Read More

What is a DST 1031 Property?

By: Dwight Kay, Founder – Kay Properties and Investments, LLC A DST stands for Delaware Statutory Trust and is an entity that is used to hold title to investment real estate. In some ways this is similar to how a limited liability company or an LLC can hold title to real estate however, unlike an LLC, a property structured DST property will qualify as like kind exchange property for a 1031 exchange according to the … Read More