Dwight Kay, Founder and CEO
Dwight Kay is the Founder and CEO of Kay Properties and Investments, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable investment firms in the country specializing in Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) and private equity real estate investments. Mr. Kay established Kay Properties with the emphasis on providing real estate investment options to high-net-worth clients looking for passive real estate ownership. Since its founding, Kay Properties has participated in more than $30 billion of DST 1031 investments through the Kay Properties best-in-class platform that connects high-net worth investors with quality real estate offerings from more than 25 different real estate sponsor companies. Today, the Kay Properties team collectively has over 400 years of real estate experience along with team members that are licensed in all 50 states.
By creating one of the nation’s largest 1031 exchange marketplaces, Mr. Kay has helped elevate the Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange investment model within the world of Commercial Real Estate, and created one of the most sophisticated and complete investment platforms for DST 1031 investors in the industry. This platform includes a growing team of DST 1031 experts and back-end support specialists that provide Kay clients deal sourcing, property review and analysis, transaction coordination, investor relations, in-house accounting, legal, and finance. In addition, Mr Kay has created one of the industry’s most robust educational programs for investors that includes weekly webinars that help investors understand the 1031 exchange process and the many nuances of Delaware Statutory Trust properties, weekly live, interactive conference calls, monthly seminars, and workshops throughout the country along with a complete library of relevant articles that are searchable via the Kay Properties blog. Kay Properties also has a full podcast library that covers many important topics for DST 1031 investors, and finally, Kay Properties offers a custom one-on-one consultation to qualified investors.
Mr. Kay is also believed to have published the first book on Delaware Statutory Trusts for 1031 Exchange investors.
Articles and Transactions that Highlight Dwight Kay
Why Delaware Statutory Trust Investors Should Practice “The Anchor and the Buoy Investment Strategy”
Six Potential Benefits of Exchanging into Delaware Statutory Trust Properties
10 Reasons We Like FedEx as a Tenant for DST 1031 Exchange Investments in 2022
Consider These Potential DST 1031 Exit Strategy Options: Cash Out, 1031 Exchange or 721 Exchange
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Dwight has been instrumental in helping me reach my financial goals. I have been a active real estate investor for years and was ready to turn from being an active investor to a passive investor so I could focus on other opportunities and interests. I am happy to say I made an investment with Dwight. I am happy to say that the returns that were promised have been delivered and I would encourage any investor to speak with Dwight regarding their investments. He has been amazing for me and I am so thankful to have done business with him.
Casey D. - Atlanta, GA
We are writing this letter to recommend Dwight Kay and his firm Kay Properties. Dwight did an excellent job finding the right properties to 1031 exchange into for us. He was always available and prompt to answer our questions or concerns which was as important to us as the actual investment (one exception, he was at a soccer game with his kids on a Saturday and asked if he could call me on Monday). His research and homework on the investment vehicles he proposed for us were spot on and met all of our criteria. When the smoke cleared he was also there to make sure we were satisfied with the whole process along with working with our facilitator/exchanger. We have no reservations recommending Dwight to commercial real estate investors. We will certainly use him in the future.
Howard F. - Bonsall, CA
I wanted to thank you for all the help you have supplied in solving my 1031 exchange questions and problems. Dwight not only supplied excellent 1031 investments but contacted the companies involved and had their representatives meet me while I viewed the properties at their locations. I have been highly impressed with Dwight Kay and the companies he is involved with in completing my 1031 exchange.
Greg U. - Brea, CA
Dwight Kay is professional and highly knowledgable. Dwight patiently educated and guided me to an informed decision leading to an easy, smooth, and successful 1031 Exchange DST purchase. Dwight will be my “go to pro” for all my future exchanges.
Rob L. - Chicago, IL
Dwight Kay has been very attentive to my investment real estate needs. He has gone the extra mile, so to speak, from becoming registered in Illinois so he could work with me to several long phone discussions outlining my options and opportunities. My two investments with him have done well. I enjoy his personal touch and professional expertise.
Howard C. - Chicago, IL
Just a note to say thanks for helping hank and me through our first 1031 exchange. It was sure a pleasure working with you and Dwight not only getting us through the 1031 exchange in a timely manner but also working with such knowledgeable professionals. We were thrilled that there was an easy solution to getting through and simplifying the exchange process using DST’s, presented by the both of you. We are enjoying the returns being generated by the DST’s, and are very happy that we were able to put our “Capital Gains” back to work.
Ted H. - Lisa I. Clarke County, VA
It is my pleasure to write on behalf of Dwight Kay and his Company – Kay Properties and Investments, LLC. I had the pleasure to meet Dwight during a trip to Los Angeles. I appreciate the time, activities and emails to me explaining the various opportunities for accomplishing my desired financial goals. I have no hesitation recommending Dwight and his real estate services.
Claudia U. - Fremont, CA
Having sold our rental house in the Bay Area up north, we found it uneasy to replace it with another in Southern California. Thanks to Dwight’s excellent guidance and assistance, now we own multiple newer real estate properties in ten states (vs. one single older house) – diversified investment, with tax-deferred capital gains! Our 1031 Exchange via KPI was accomplished easily within 45 days. We’ve been most pleased with the work Dwight has done for us, particularly with his impressively pleasant diligence, responsiveness, communication and professionalism. Dwight is very honest and trustworthy… We are harvesting steady monthly direct deposit streams without having to manage anything.
David and Susie M. - Hacienda Heights, CA
Dwight Kay has been my broker for the past several years. He is very knowledgeable about the properties he recommends. He is very diligent and when you ask a question he always either answers right away or does whatever it takes to find out and get back to you. Dwight has the highest moral standards of any real estate broker that I have ever been associated with. I have been a real estate investor over the past 40 years and I would completely recommend Dwight for any of your investment real estate needs.
Dennis C. - Huntington Beach, CA