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What is a DST?

If you’ve been exploring commercial real estate opportunities or looking for a passive real estate investment, you’ve likely come across the term “DST.” This acronym stands for Delaware Statutory Trust, which is a legal entity created under Delaware state law. While a DST can be used for diversification in a wide range of portfolios, its structure of makes it popular among investors seeking a replacement property for their 1031 like-kind exchange. Although DSTs are not incredibly complex, it’s i...

DST By on Jun 29, 2022

How to use a DST for your 1031 Exchange

Selecting an appropriate replacement property is one of the most important, and sometimes one of the most difficult, parts of successfully completing a 1031 exchange. Many investors who no longer want to deal with the hassle of direct property management choose to purchase a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) as their replacement property. This is known as a DST 1031 exchange. The following guide will provide further information on the basics of how a DST 1031 exchange works and how it differs from ...

DST 1031 Exchange By on Jun 15, 2022

Benefits of Using a DST for Your 1031 Exchange

When searching for a replacement property for your 1031 exchange, a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) may be a viable option. These investment vehicles provide accredited investors with exposure to professionally managed, institutional-grade investment properties while also eliminating the hassle of direct property management. If you currently own an investment property and want to defer your capital gains, but you’re tired of being a landlord, then a DST might be right for you. As you weigh your o...

DST 1031 Exchange By on May 31, 2022

Popular Types of 1031 DST Properties

If you’re looking for a passive real estate investment, if suitable, you may want to consider a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). These investment vehicles create opportunities for the right investor. A DST allows accredited investors to purchase a “beneficial interest” in real estate properties that are owned by the trust. Since many of the properties held within a DST typically may fall in the range of $25 million to $125 million, they provide exposure to professionally managed, institutional-qu...

DST 1031 Exchange Alternative Investments By on May 18, 2022

Investing in Oil & Gas with a 1031 Exchange

Many real estate investors are familiar with the 1031 exchange and how it can be used to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of investment property when reinvesting in “like-kind” replacement property. The like-kind definition under IRC Section 1031 is relatively broad, stating that properties must be held for business or investment purposes but do not need to be of the same grade or quality. For example, an apartment complex can be exchanged for farmland or an office building for a self-stora...

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST Diversification 1031 Exchange Alternative Investments Oil & Gas By on Nov 30, 2021

Trusts and Exchanges

Trusts are often involved in 1031 exchanges. For example, the relinquished property may be held in a revocable living trust formed for estate planning purposes. Or the replacement property may consist of an interest in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). Though serving different purposes, all of these trusts have certain common characteristics and follow specific rules. Understanding these characteristics and the regulations that govern these types of exchanges can help you overcome the challenges...

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST Diversification 1031 Exchange Tax Management By on Nov 15, 2021

5 Reasons to Consider a 1031 Exchange

Investing in property brings many advantages, including portfolio diversification and the ability to create a passive stream of potential income. However, when the time comes to sell your property, the taxes you’ll owe can significantly reduce your profits. This is the primary reason why so many property investors choose to take advantage of a 1031 exchange.

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST Diversification 1031 Exchange Tax Management By on Oct 27, 2021

How to Invest in Alternative Investments

Alternative investments1 have been a recognized asset class for a long time, but recent volatility in the global stock markets has increased the attention on alternatives as a way to diversify portfolios and to potentially increase returns during periods of stress for more traditional investments including equities, fixed-income and cash.

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST Diversification 1031 Exchange Tax Management Alternative Investments By on Oct 14, 2021

An Introduction to Alternative Investments

If you’ve been wondering whether alternative investments are a good idea for your portfolio, you’re not alone. Many investors are frustrated with current market conditions, leading them to seek out other investment options. While alternative investments offer many potential benefits, they’re not suitable for every investor. Before adding them to your portfolio, it’s essential to understand precisely what you’re getting into. Here’s what you need to know.

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST Diversification 1031 Exchange Tax Management By on Aug 31, 2021

Acronyms and Initials: Understanding TICs and DSTs

Mention the words "investment property owners," and what might come to mind are mom and pop landlords who own a rental property or two. They may have come to enjoy the steady income their investment produces, but they also might be exhausted from all their maintenance and management responsibilities. However, they have other ownership options, such as the Tenancy-In-Common (TIC) and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST) structures, if suitable.

Financial Planning Financial Advisor DST 1031 Exchange By on Aug 17, 2021