Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 exchanges are becoming increasingly popular among investors due to the potential advantages of real estate syndication. Real estate syndication is a key aspect of the structure of DST 1031 investments and is a significant factor in their growing popularity as an alternative investment for accredited investors.
What Exactly Is Syndication?
Syndication refers to the process of bringing together a group of investors or organizations to collectively invest in an asset that requires a large amount of capital. In the context of real estate, it means organizing a group of investors to pool their financial resources to purchase one or more properties. Investors are issued beneficial interests or shares in the property, and profits and losses are distributed according to their percentage of ownership.
This concept is particularly relevant when discussing Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) because they allow for multiple investors to own a property for their 1031 exchange or cash investment, unlike traditional 1031 exchanges which typically involve a single investor.
Additionally, DSTs can have a much higher number of investors (usually up to 499) compared to other group investment structures like Tenant in commons (TICs), which have a limit of 35 investors, making them a suitable option for those looking to invest in larger and more diverse real estate assets. However, unlike regular syndications, the DST property or properties have already been acquired by the DST sponsor before being offered to 1031 exchange investors.
The Benefits of Syndication:
One of the major advantages of DST 1031 exchange investments for investors is that they eliminate the challenges and responsibilities of active ownership and management. In DST investments, the sponsor creates the trust and takes on the responsibilities of managing the assets and the business of the trust. These responsibilities can include:
- Underwriting the Deal
- Conducting due diligence on the property(ies)
- Arranging financing
- Creating a business plan for the property(ies)
- Finding a property management company
- Coordinating investor relations and potential monthly distribution checks to investors
- Delaware Statutory Trust syndication provides investors with a passive ownership structure
In exchange for giving up active management, the passive investor of a DST 1031 property will typically receive 100% of their pro-rata portion of any potential principal pay-down from the loan on the property, thereby potentially building equity. In addition, DST 1031 properties are structured so that the investors in the DST receive 100% of their pro-rata portion of the potential rental income generated by the property's tenants.
Other Potential Benefits To DST Syndication:
Get ready to upgrade your real estate game, folks! With a syndicated Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 exchange, you'll have the chance to snag a piece of some seriously impressive, institutional grade assets.
We're talking industrial distribution centers, medical buildings, self-storage facilities, and even massive apartment communities worth $50 million or more! And the best part? With a typical minimum investment of $100,000, regular investors can get in on the action. It's like a VIP pass to a whole new level of real estate investing.
Want to spread your investment wings? Then a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is just what you need! With a DST, you'll have the ability to invest in multiple properties, possibly mitigating your risk and increasing your chances of success.
Plus, you'll be able to choose from a variety of asset classes, like multifamily, commercial buildings, self-storage, medical facilities, and industrial distribution centers. And, with the ability to invest in multiple geographic locations, you'll be able to diversify your portfolio like a pro! And let's not forget, portfolio diversification is a tried and true economic theory, recognized by none other than Nobel-Prize winning economist Harry Markowitz.
Just remember, diversification does not guarantee profits or protection against losses and that investors should read each DST offerings Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) paying attention to the risk factors prior to considering a DST investment.
Investing in commercial real estate can be challenging, as it requires a significant amount of experience and resources. Even for experienced investors, it can be difficult to source, inspect, underwrite, and close on large institutional properties within the timeline of a 1031 exchange.
However, with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) syndication, investors can work with the specialized team at Perch Wealth, a national DST expert advisory firm. They have created a platform, www.perchwealth.com, that provides investors with access to a marketplace of DSTs from more than 25 different DST sponsor companies. Additionally, they have custom DSTs available only to their clients and provide independent information on DST sponsor companies as well as full due diligence and vetting on each DST investment.
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1031 Risk Disclosure:
- There’s no guarantee any strategy will be successful or achieve investment objectives;
- All real estate investments have the potential to lose value during the life of the investments;
- The income stream and depreciation schedule for any investment property may affect the property owner’s income bracket and/or tax status. An unfavorable tax ruling may cancel deferral of capital gains and result in immediate tax liabilities;
- All financed real estate investments have potential for foreclosure;
- These 1031 exchanges are offered through private placement offerings and are illiquid securities. There is no secondary market for these investments.
- If a property unexpectedly loses tenants or sustains substantial damage, there is potential for suspension of cash flow distributions;
- Costs associated with the transaction may impact investors’ returns and may outweigh the tax benefits