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Welcome to Impact 1031

  • An independent real estate investment advisor offering structured 1031 solutions for high-net-worth, accredited investors
  • Brad Watt of Petra Capital Advisors and Wallace (Wally) Smith of Ridgegate Financial represent a fully-integrated advisory management team
  • The principals have more than 60 years of combined real estate and investment advisory experience with over $4.0 Billion in acquisitions
  • Optimized and personalized 1031 diversified portfolio solutions using a commercial real estate technology model
  • Access to more than 30 “best-in-class” real estate investment sponsors and managers with more than $3 Billion in current offerings

About 1031 Exchanges

  • Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) allows for the deferral of capital gains taxes upon the sale of a property through an exchange.
  • Properties exchanged must be “like‐kind.”
  • Properties must be held for productive use or investment.
  • The transaction requires a Qualified Intermediary (QI).

Benefits of a 1031 Exchange

  • Deferral of capital gains taxes
  • Wealth and asset accumulation
  • Tax-advantages for heirs
  • Increased cash flow
  • Opportunities for reinvestment
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Customized 1031 Opportunities

  • All the benefits of DSTs but with sole-ownership and, therefore, full control.
  • A property and asset management firm is in-place upon closing. Your client will receive monthly operating reports and distributions, just like a DST.
  • Pre-syndicated properties have all investment, financing (including loan reserves), and transaction costs included in the purchase price.
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The ABCs of DSTs - What is a DST?

  • A legal trust (typically incorporated in Delaware) set up for a business purpose.
  • The DST holds the real property, and related securities, for investment.
  • DSTs allow accredited investors to own fractional interests in large, institutional-quality properties — not as limited partners, but as individual owners within a Trust.
  • Investments in DSTs can be considered replacement properties for investors doing a
    1031 exchange or wishing to diversify their real estate holdings.
  • Each owner receives its proportionate share of the cash flow and potential tax advantages through depreciation.
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Who Can We Help?

    If you have investor clients who won’t list their properties due to uncertain replacement property identification, a DST can trigger a listing event.
    If you are a real estate agent or broker, a DST strategy can help convert listings into sales.
    If you’re an investor (PROPERTY SELLER), the DST is a “turn-key” 1031 replacement property solution that gives you immediate access to quality replacement properties, certainty of close, and immediate income.  Eliminate the burden of active day-to-day property management
    Potentially increase income stream and defer more taxes through
    Did an identified property fall through
    Has the client taken full advantage of the three-property identification rule?