On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, we issued a letter to the United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to delay the deadline for like-kind (IRC §1031) exchanges. Within the letter, we implored Secretary Mnuchin to extend the deadlines to identify replacement properties and complete like-kind exchanges for 120 days or to the last day of the general disaster extension period in light of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the resulting delays and hardships that taxpayers and real estate investors will be forced to burden as a consequence.
Our Chief Executive Officer, David Wieland, just published a piece on LinkedIn, entitled "1031 Exchanges and COVID-19." The piece is an extended explanation of our recent letter to the United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to delay the deadline for like-kind (IRC §1031) exchanges.
On Wednesday, we issued a letter to United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to delay the deadline for like-kind (IRC §1031) exchanges.
Today, we announced the unveiling of our Qualified Opportunity Zone marketplace. The marketplace is a new platform that allows investors to compare Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) investments and provide greater access to a robust selection of QOZ investment funds. The launch represents our latest move to better integrate modern portfolio theory into the real estate investing industry, helping investors to maximize after-tax risk-adjusted returns via tax-optimized and diversified commercial real estate portfolios.
Yesterday, we announced the raise of $6 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by Calibrate Ventures and joined by Rice Park Capital. We will be utilizing these funds to expand our team and technology.
For investors who reported significant capital gains on their 2018 K-1s or had capital gains from business and investment partnerships, there’s a way to potentially receive favorable tax advantages — both short- and long-term — on those profits. However, the deadline to defer payment of certain 2018 gains until 2026 — as well as the potential to reduce total tax liability on said gains by 15 percent if held for 7 years — is June 28.
Goal of improving liquidity of secondary sales.
Realized has recently developed a secondary market to provide current Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) investors with an opportunity to sell their interests to accredited investors. While the secondary market provides no guarantee for sale, and DSTs are still classified as an illiquid investment, the market’s goal is to increase the liquidity of DST interests in order to make the investment process even easier and more investor-friendly.