By: The Kay Properties Team
Investors are often faced with investment decisions that require them to evaluate various investment options, like where to invest and with whom. When it comes to Delaware Statutory Trusts or DSTs, more often than not, these decisions need to be made within short timeframes and strict IRS requirements as investors scramble to find the perfect exchange properties within 45 days from the sale of their previous rental property. And these are not easy decisions to make as they require careful assessment and specialized know-how of the DST industry.
How Knowledgeable is your Delaware Statutory Trust Company?
Virtually all sophisticated investors will assess several criteria when making their decision, including the expertise and experience of the financial advisor or Delaware Statutory Trust companies, 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.
Are They Offering a Breadth of Investment 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 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.
Remember that the right Delaware Statutory Trust companies offer education and tools to find the right DST investment vehicle. So, besides long-term real estate experience, they should ideally possess extensive knowledge about the different types of DST options. And they should help you pick one that meets your goals and objectives, be it in terms of tax deferrals or benefits and of course potential returns. And – depending on your unique goals and objectives – an excellent DST broker may help you select DST investments as you consider all three: potential income, potential capital preservation, and capital appreciation potential.
Moreover the ideal DST trust broker carries investment options from several and diverse companies. As such they should represent all or at last a sizable number of opportunities available in the market at any given time.
What Does their Track Record Say?
Examine the track record of potential Delaware Statutory Trust companies to determine whether they have extensive real estate experience. A long track record suggests they have acquired the necessary financial skill set and industry expertise which can help them evaluate several options to help you pick the right one. Plus with years of experience in the DST sector, the best DST companies boast of a broad network of DST sponsors, offering you many options to choose from.
Besides a deep network, what accredited investors deserve is an experienced and knowledgeable 1031 Delaware Statutory Trust 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.
What Kay Properties Can Do for You?
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 are 1031 exchange DST brokers who have participated in over $21 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.*Diversification does not guarantee profits or protect against losses.