Best Practices For DSTs, With Drew Reynolds

Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) can be a powerful tax deferral tool for investors who are facing a significant capital gain event and are looking to diversify and take a more passive rule.

Drew Reynolds of Realized joins Michael to walk through the DST process and explain the questions that investors should be asking about like kind exchanges.

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Episode Highlights

  • Overview of the 1031 exchange, including the potential to defer taxes.
  • Definition of key terms, including 1031, DST, and TIC.
  • Use cases and typical investors for whom a DST may be appealing.
  • Key distinctions between DST and TIC structures.
  • Common mistakes made by investors interested in a DST investment.
  • Discussion of the services Realized offers to both investors and financial advisors.

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Today’s Guest: Drew Reynolds, Realized

About The Tax Efficient Investor Podcast

On the Tax Efficient Investor podcast, we show you how to protect, grow, and transfer your wealth by implementing tax-advantaged investment strategies. Host Michael Johnston demystifies tax strategies that are favored by the most successful and sophisticated investors, including 1031 exchanges, IRA & 401k plans, HSA accounts, trusts, real estate, and more.

Michael Johnston, CFA
Michael Johnston, CFA

Michael Johnston, CFA is the co-founder and President at WealthChannel, and host of WealthChannel Academy.

Michael previously founded ETF Database, the leading independent authority on exchange-traded fund investing.

Michael's professional experience includes positions in corporate finance and investment banking, as well as entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder and early employee in multiple high growth, venture-backed companies.

Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance. He lives in Oregon with his wife and son.