By: Dwight Kay, Founder – Kay Properties and Investments, LLC
A DST stands for Delaware Statutory Trust and is an entity that is used to hold title to investment real estate. In some ways this is similar to how a limited liability company or an LLC can hold title to real estate however, unlike an LLC, a property structured DST property will qualify as like kind exchange property for a 1031 exchange according to the IRS revenue ruling 2004-86.
The typical minimum investment for a DST 1031 Property is $100,000 allowing an investor to diversify* his or her exchange proceeds among multiple properties. DST 1031 properties also have various leverage ratios to potentially satisfy an investors exchange requirements of taking on equal or greater debt.
The typical loan to value of a DST 1031 property is 50% however, some DST properties are offered all cash/no debt in order to eliminate all financing risks. Kay properties and investments is a real estate wealth advisory firm that specializes in DST 1031 properties. Call us today to receive a free list of our current DST 1031 properties.
*Diversification does not guarantee profits or protect against losses.