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What Is A Master Lease In A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?


A master lease in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a lease agreement between the DST and a master tenant. The master tenant is responsible for managing and operating the property, and the master tenant also sublets the property to individual tenants. This arrangement allows the Delaware Statutory Trust to avoid the hassles of having to directly manage properties held under trust.

Sep 26, 2023

Does a Delaware Statutory Trust Require Accredited Investor Status?

Does a Delaware Statutory Trust Require Accredited Investor Status?

DST (Delaware Statutory Trust) investments raised a record $9.2 billion in 2022, but 2023 has seen a decline in the volume of DST offerings due at least in part to rising interest rates. Nonetheless, these investments offer some advantages worth considering. One aspect of DST investing that has enhanced its popularity is the ability of investors to use a DST investment as part of a 1031 exchange, which allows the taxpayer to defer capital gains taxes due on the sale of investment property.

Sep 25, 2023

What is the Master Tenant of a Delaware Statutory Trust?

Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are investment vehicles that are formed under the unique statutory laws in Delaware and allow multiple participants to own fractional shares of one or more properties. The participants (known as trust beneficiaries) each have a proportional right to the income and appreciation from the property held in the trust. This passive income is a significant attraction for many investors, as is the ability to enter and exit a DST investment using a 1031 exchange.

Sep 21, 2023

How to Report Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Income

How to Report Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Income

A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) allows investors to put their money into a trust, which is then pooled with other investor funds. The trust then uses that money to invest in real estate. The trust’s real estate can generate income for the investors, also known as beneficiaries. That income must be reported to the IRS when tax time rolls around.

Sep 19, 2023

Can You Sell Shares of a Delaware Statutory Trust?

Selling a fractional interest in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) begins by reaching out to the advisor who assisted with the original DST paperwork. The advisor plays a key role in coordinating the Delaware Statutory Trust liquidity process, collaborating with the DST 1031 Sponsor to locate a suitable buyer for your share. This organized approach ensures that all legal and financial considerations are addressed, creating a smooth transition that aligns with both the seller's needs and regulatory requirements. It's essential to follow this process for a successful sale and to ensure that all parties are in compliance with the laws governing DSTs.

Aug 29, 2023

What is Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Leverage?

1031 exchanges can be extremely useful tools for investors to use in maximizing their opportunity to reinvest the proceeds of a property sale. 1031 exchange rules require that the replacement property be of an equal to or greater value than the relinquished asset, and the debt levels must also match. It is in regard to the debt levels that the reference to leverage appears. DST leverage refers to a Delaware Statutory Trust keeping a mortgage on the property, assigning investors a share of the debt. It often appeals to exchangers seeking debt replacement for fully tax-deferred exchanges, as it matches their financial requirements.

Aug 24, 2023

How Delaware Statutory Trust Ownership Structures Work

How Delaware Statutory Trust Ownership Structures Work

Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are real estate investment vehicles that allow multiple investors to own a fractional interest in a single property. DSTs are established by a Sponsor, who identifies and acquires all properties held under trust. Investors then purchase fractional shares in the DST, which gives them a right to a portion of the property's income and appreciation according to the pro rata share of their investment.

Aug 23, 2023

Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) And 1031 Exchange Requirements: What You Need to Know

26 U.S. Code § 1031 – known more commonly as the “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange,” allows investors to “swap” real estate holdings. When performed correctly, the 1031 exchange can help defer taxes on capital gains or depreciation recapture taxes. The requirement is that the relinquished and replacement properties must be used for investment or business purposes.

Aug 18, 2023

Can You 1031 Out of a DST?

DSTs (Delaware Statutory Trusts) have become popular vehicles for 1031 exchanging into. Investors only need to find the right DST rather than the right property, which can be difficult under strict time constraints.

Aug 10, 2023

What are the Responsibilities and Duties of DST Trustees and Beneficiaries

What are the Responsibilities and Duties of DST Trusties and Beneficiaries

The Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a passive investment structure that offers investors partial ownership of real estate properties. In some instances, this investment type can provide certain benefits to investors, including access to certain real estate investment types, potential portfolio diversification, and possible cash flow.

Aug 7, 2023

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