What Does it Mean to “Replace Debt” in a 1031 Exchange?

By Alex Madden, Vice President, Kay Properties & Investments 1031 Exchanges and Debt Replacement The reason for selling and buying real estate via a 1031 exchange is to defer capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on the sale. By “exchanging” one or more pieces of property for one or more like-kind pieces of equal or greater value, and … Read More

Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds – A Tax Efficient Investment Vehicle for Those Selling Appreciated Assets

By Steve Haskell, Vice President – Kay Properties and Investments, LLC What is a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)? A QOZs as described under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a social program with the intent of redeveloping impoverished districts throughout the country by driving private capital to over 8,700 underserved communities and 35M Americans throughout by offering tax … Read More

Do you own investment real estate? Have you recently assessed its value and considered selling the property? If so, we have important news for you….

By Dwight Kay and the Kay Properties Team A 1031 exchange is considered by many to be the most effective tax deferral tool available. Under IRS code section 1031, investment real estate owners are able to defer the capital gain tax on the sale of appreciated investment property if they reinvest in “like-kind” property. Real estate held for business or … Read More

What is a DST 1031?

First, let us explain a DST. DST stands for Delaware Statutory Trust. Here’s the full technical definition: a separate legal entity established under a trust created for the purpose of holding, managing, administering, investing, or operating a property, or for allowing business/professional properties to have multiple trustees where each owner has beneficial interest for federal tax income purposes and every … Read More

The Case for Class B Apartments. Class A Buyers Beware.

Overall, the Class B segment of the multifamily apartment market has outperformed the Class A segment in the past several years; and that trend is forecast to continue. While new supply is greatly affecting the Class A apartment market with rent concessions, it is not having a material effect on the class B sector where we are focused. Although we … Read More

2016 Medical Office Outlook

Now that market watchers can exhale with the uptick in the federal funds rate, we can evaluate the state of the market. According to one of the largest medical office investment advisory firms: An important distinction for commercial real estate investors is that the Federal Funds rate is a short-term lending benchmark with limited application in commercial real estate. Commercial … Read More

The Section 721 Exchange

Most real estate investors are familiar with the IRC Section 1031 exchange and have most likely been closely involved with a 1031 exchange in one form or another. The Section 1031 exchange has become a popular way for sellers to dispose of appreciated real estate and to defer capital gains taxes and depreciation recapture taxes. Many of these same real … Read More