By: Ehud Gersten – Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC
Investors are often faced with investment decisions that require them to evaluate various investment options, like where to invest and with whom. Virtually all sophisticated investors will assess several criteria when making their decision, including the expertise and experience of the financial advisor, the operator/manager of the investment, and their financial track-record. Another investment criterion is the available choices to such investors, providing investors a diversified menu from which they may choose, rather than forcing them to pick from limited options.
One of the concerns with having limited investment options is that investors may choose to invest their money in a particular investment not because it is necessarily the most suitable available in the market, but simply because it is the best option amongst those presented to them. For example, Apple and Microsoft are often considered by some to be well managed and profitable companies, but if those were the only options presented to a stock investor by their financial advisor, that investor would not necessarily know about other companies sometimes considered by others to also be well managed and profitable in which they could diversify their holdings, such as Amazon, Google, Netflix, etc…
The same is true in the world of Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) brokers. Many 1031-exchange investors are sometimes introduced to DST 1031-exchanges by someone that only has access to one or two DST properties and/or who has very little experience/knowledge in completing and evaluating 1031 DST exchanges. What accredited investors deserve is an experienced and knowledgeable DST broker that can provide them with valuable insight, guidance, and access to a large amount of diverse DST properties from many different DST sponsor companies. Kay Properties, a national Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) investment firm, is such a DST broker.
One of the tremendous resources offered to investors by Kay Properties is the kpi1031.com online marketplace. The www.kpi1031.com platform provides access to the marketplace of DSTs from over 25 different DST sponsor companies, custom DSTs only available to Kay clients, independent advice on DST sponsor companies, full due diligence and vetting on each DST (typically 20-40 DSTs) and a DST secondary market. Kay Properties team members collectively have over 130 years of real estate experience, are licensed in all 50 states, and have participated in over $15 Billion of DST 1031 investments.
Sophisticated real estate investors know that choosing the right DST broker is critical when looking to place their 1031-exchange or cash-investment dollars into a DST.