Chay Lapin, President

Kay Properties & Investments’ President, Chay Lapin has played a critical part of the firm’s success in achieving year-over-year gains in equity placements while also guiding the real estate investment firm’s strategic direction as one of the most successful real estate investment firms specializing in Delaware Statutory Trusts. To date, Chay has helped the firm complete 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.

As a founding executive of Kay Properties, Chay is considered by many to be one of the most experienced real estate investment professionals specializing in Delaware Statutory Trusts in the nation. On a daily basis, Chay provides insight to clients nationwide concerning multifamily and commercial real estate, DST, TIC, and fractional NNN Properties. Chay has also helped establish Kay Properties as one of the nation’s leading real estate investment firms offering debt-free real estate offerings for accredited investors, while personally sponsoring more than two million square feet of DST properties in the multifamily, net lease, industrial and office sectors as well as invested in and operated multiple net lease assets and residential properties throughout the United States. Chay is regularly featured in industry publications including BizNow, The Commercial Observer, Yahoo Finance, among others.

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Chay was a four-time Academic All-American water polo athlete and recipient of the prestigious UCLA Athletic Department Most Courageous and Character Award. Chay was a top-ranked United States performer and represented the USA in the 2012 London Olympic Games on the U.S. Men’s National Water Polo Team.

Articles and Transactions that Highlight Chay Lapin

Chay Lapin featured on Millionacres Podcast

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Kay Properties & Investments Team of 1031 Exchange Experts Lead Bisnow Webinar on “Why Investors Choose DST Properties”

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Chay Lapin featured on 1031 Exchange Replacement Property Overview

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Great client service and a large selection of DSt investment choices. It was a pleasure working with Chay Lapin. He was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns.

Abraham M. - Palos Verdes Estates, CA

It’s been a pleasure working with Chay Lapin. He’s a stand-up guy with a strong knowledge of the CRE space.

Bill F. - Spartanburg, SC

I had lots of questions, as I’ve never made a DST investment, and Chay answered them all in a timely and helpful manner. My future 1031/DSt investments will definitely go thru Chay and Kay Properties.

Mark D. - Castlerock, CO

Chay...your company was a company to work with. I liked how you are quick to get back to me when I had a question. I also liked how fast everything was done. Thanks again...

Lynda R. - Vernal, UT

Chay, looks like your offerings were the best, not to mention the value you added when we talked. I will keep you in my DST file for myself and other potential DST buyers. Thanks for your help.

Lou M., Orange County, CA

Hi Chay You guys are such an amazing team! Thanks for all your help last week. I came to you with no experience, very little time, and not much money, and you still treated me like an important client, patiently explaining and proposing alternatives that ultimately allowed me to identify a solution on very short notice.

Lisa I. Northern California

Chay Lapin was an invaluable resource for me as he helped me work through my recent exchange. He was very accessible and worked hard to find just the right replacement property to meet my needs. He also had technology that made finding the right match to my set of unique numbers, so much easier. I would recommend him to anyone with this particular need.

V. C. - 1031 DST Investor - Palo Alto, CA

Chay. Your attention to customer service has reached far beyond my expectations, and I sincerely thank you for your diligence and patience. This is exactly how you win customer loyalty.

Tom U. - 1031 DST Investor - Madison, WI

I’m very happy with the investment that Chay Lapin led me to.

V. D. - 1031 DST Investor - Stanford, CA

These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients. Past performance does not guarantee or indicate the likelihood of future results. These clients were not compensated for their testimonials. Please speak with your attorney and CPA before considering an investment.