Questions to Ask Your 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediary

A 1031 exchange intermediary pitching to investors

By: Steve Haskell, Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC When checking off the boxes for your 1031 exchange “to do” checklist, choosing a qualified intermediary should be on top of that list. The IRS requires exchangers to employ a qualified intermediary (aka “QI, “accommodator,” or “facilitator”) to receive the funds upon sale of the exchanger’s property. Section 1031 of … Read More

Three 1031 Exchange Alternatives

A man writing down various 1031 exchange options

By: Jason Salmon, Senior Vice President; Managing Director of Real Estate Analytics, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC Are you considering a 1031 exchange? There’s no doubt that in cases of like-kind exchanges, the Section 1031 offers tax gains that may amount to a substantial figure. It helps explain the popularity of the exchange option in the U. S. However, in … Read More

Why 1031 Exchange Diversification Matters

By: Orrin Barrow, Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC The Delaware statutory trust was invented so investors would have the ability to utilize their 1031 exchange proceeds to diversify across different 1031 DST sponsor companies, asset classes, submarkets and investment strategies. We here at Kay Properties and Investments have access to a diversified DST 1031 marketplace platform ( to … Read More

The Other DST – Deferred Sales Trust: What You Should Know

By: Matt McFarland, Associate at Kay Properties & Investments, LLC Many times, when researching the Delaware Statutory Trust structure as a potential 1031 exchange option, investors will come across another DST—the Deferred Sales Trust.  It can all be very confusing.  The Delaware Statutory Trust is an accepted part of the Internal Revenue Code under Revenue Ruling 2004-86 and has provided … Read More

5 Tips to Build a COVID-Proof Real Estate Investment Portfolio

By: Steve Haskell, Vice President of Kay Properties and Investments, LLC  So, you’ve decided to invest in income-producing real estate as a way to diversify your investment portfolio so all your assets are not correlated to the stock market’s performance. Now how do you plan a real estate portfolio to build wealth and withstand a crisis? We’ve learned a great … Read More

So Your 1031 Exchange Deadline Has Been Extended? Why Waiting Until the July Deadline Could Be a Bad Idea

Please view our story on National Real Estate Investor here. With so many exchanges facing the same deadline, there is very real potential for unintended consequences. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, which provided a multitude of tax extensions, including 1031 like-kind exchange deadlines for some investors. While the extensions were provided for good reason, … Read More