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If you are considering the sale of investment real estate, it is important to consider a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. A 1031 exchange allows you to defer capital gains, depreciation recapture and investment taxes, while reinvesting the entire proceeds into other investment real estate. However, there are strict rules and timelines that must be followed.

Clark Wealth Strategies, Inc. provides clients with methodical, fiduciary guidance throughout the entire 1031 exchange. We’ve established a unique fiduciary process to help facilitate exchanges for clients all across the country, saving them thousands of dollars in unnecessary commissions. 

Utilizing Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) and other strategies, we are able to create broadly diverse replacement real estate portfolios. And, as a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm, we are not beholden to any one sponsor or solution, and that allows us to customize strategies in the best interests of our clients.

1031 Exchange Experts
Tax Deferral

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows an investor to defer the payment of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes that may arise from the sale of investment real estate. By using the proceeds of this sale to acquire “like-kind” real estate, taxes may be deferred, as long as the investor meets certain conditions and deadlines.

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Three Basic Steps for Investors with Property to Exchange
  1. Exchanger sells property, known as the relinquished property, and proceeds are escrowed with a Qualified Intermediary (QI).
  2. Qualified Intermediary, through a written agreement with the investor, transfers funds for purchase of replacement properties.
  3. Exchanger receives beneficial interest in a DST.
1031 exchange timeline
Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) as Replacement Properties

DSTs permit fractional ownership where multiple investors can share ownership in a single property or a portfolio of properties. Interests in a DST qualify as a replacement property as part of an investor’s 1031 exchange transaction.

Benefits of Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs)
No Management Responsibilities
South Beach building

DSTs are managed by professional, third-party firms. For investors transitioning from actively managing properties to passive ownership, this alleviates the burden of day-to-day management and replaces it with the freedom of time for travel and leisure.

Tax-Sheltered Monthly Income Distributions
real estate building

Distributions from cash flow are paid monthly. Because DST investors are deemed to have direct ownership of real estate, the benefits of direct ownership, such as mortgage interest deductions and depreciation, flow through to investors on a pro-rata basis. Because of this, income from DSTs is often tax-sheltered, making for a greater tax-equivalent yield.

Amazon building

Because of the fractional-ownership and low minimum investment of DSTs, clients are able to replace their investment with a portfolio of commercial real estate that provides diversification of asset class, geography and even DST sponsor. This helps to mitigate investment risk.

Ease of Ownership

Zurich building

The rules and deadlines of a 1031 exchange, such as the “45-day identification period,” can be difficult to maneuver. DSTs are pre-vetted and already acquired, ready for an investor’s exchange. The closing process into a DST can take as little as two business days. For investors at the end of their 45-day ID period who have not yet found a suitable replacement property, DSTs can offer an immediate and simple solution. For this same reason, DSTs also make for great back-up properties, in case there are complications with a sole-property acquisition.

Real Estate
Dominion building

A DST is a pooled-equity investment which allows investors to collectively purchase a property of higher value by aggregating their equity together. This allows DST investors to purchase properties that would otherwise be out of a single investor’s reach. As an example, a DST investor could go from owning 100% of a local apartment to owning 1.20% of a $50 million class A apartment complex in Denver, CO.

Estate Planning


DSTs, like traditional real estate upon an owner’s passing, provide heirs with a step-up in cost basis. This means that heirs do not receive the owner’s original cost basis, but a “stepped-up” basis as of the date of death. This is true even if the owner has performed multiple 1031 exchanges. DSTs can also relieve the anxiety and problems that can occur when real estate is transferred to heirs.

Partial List of Current and Fully Subscribed Offerings

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Sapphire Bay 3

Sapphire Bay Multifamily, DST

Location(s): Texas
Loan-to-Value: 47.53%
Offering Size: $35,825,000
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

University Village


NC Student Housing, DST

Location(s): North Carolina
Loan-to-Value: 50.79%
Offering Size: $46,217,570
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

Self-Storage VII, DST


Self-Storage Portfolio VII, DST

Location(s): CA, TN, TX, WI
Loan-to-Value: 51.74%
Offering Size: $66,230,446
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

2000 West Creek 3


2000 West Creek Apartments, DST

Location(s): Virginia
Loan-to-Value: 58.03%
Offering Size: $47,725,000
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only


MOB Texas V, DST

Location(s): Texas
Loan-to-Value: 51.20%
Offering Size: $26,292,000
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

Nexpoint SE Multifamily DST

SE Multifamily Portfolio I, DST

Location(s): Various (TX, MO, FL)
Loan-to-Value: 53.44%
Offering Size: $98,108,244
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

CS1031 - Houston Memory Care II AQB

Houston Memory Care II, DST

Location(s): Kingwood, TX (Houston Metro)
Loan-to-Value: 0% - All Cash (No Debt)
Offering Size: $4,876,000
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

CS1031 - Saltmeadow Bay 1.2

Saltmeadow Bay Apartments, DST

Location(s): Virginia Beach, VA
Loan-to-Value: 56.78%
Offering Size: $24,045,000
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

Healthcare Hospitality II DST

Healthcare Hospitality II, DST

Location(s): Saint Paul, MN (Downtown)
Loan-to-Value: 35.27%
Offering Size: $18,114,363
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

BR Meadows 3.1

Meadows, DST

Location(s): Davenport, FL (Orlando Metro)
Loan-to-Value: 56.13%
Offering Size: $29,908,324
Suitability: Accredited Investors Only

The offerings shown above are representative of investments available in the Clark Wealth Strategies DST inventory. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy a DST interest. There is no guarantee that these objectives will be met.


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