#25 - From US Navy Pilot to Real Estate Expert: Unpacking 1031 Exchanges and DSTs with Trevor Flor
Passive Income PilotsJune 13, 2023x
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#25 - From US Navy Pilot to Real Estate Expert: Unpacking 1031 Exchanges and DSTs with Trevor Flor

On this episode of Passive Income Pilots, Tait and Ryan interview Trevor Flor, a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience in residential and commercial transactions. A UC Santa Barbara graduate, Trevor founded his own brokerage firm and expanded into commercial real estate. With a background in underwriting over $1.5 billion in medical-related real estate and participating in over $200 million in transactions, Trevor's analytical skills are unmatched. A former Navy F-18 Super Hornet pilot and instructor, he holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and an MS in Real Estate from Fordham University. At DAI Securities, LLC, Trevor specializes in due diligence for real estate investments and is an expert in 1031 exchanges, Qualified Opportunity Zones, and private syndications. He shares his journey from Navy pilot to real estate expert, explaining 1031 exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs), their historical context, and their role in managing tax liabilities. Trevor also explores the evolution of syndication structures and the impact of the Securities Act. Enjoy the show!

Timestamped Show Notes

(00:00) Intro

(03:32) Trevor's background in aviation, finance, and real estate syndication

(11:22) Mitigating tax burdens through real estate ownership

(15:58) Understanding a 1031 exchange

(20:01) Three rules to identify properties in a 1031 exchange

(22:58) What is a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

(25:27) Comparing TIC (Tenancy in Common) and DSTs: Benefits and limitations

(34:02) Downsides of the DST structure

(38:58) Understanding triple net leases (NNN)

(43:32) What does "spring out" mean and when is it done?

(46:59) Evaluating sponsors and DST offerings

(48:58) Investing in and setting up a DST

(53:22) Diversification strategies in DST investments

(55:09) Cash investors and DST opportunities

(59:57) Understanding additional basis in DST investments

(1:02:43) Debt and the exchange equation in a 1031 exchange

(1:07:43) How to connect with Trevor

(1:08:17) Outro

Connect with Trevor


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