The use of the tax deferral mechanism also provides an opportunity to reduce the national wealth gap on which the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing unrest are based, said William Brown, a founder of Springhill Real Estate Partners. The firm is a syndicator that collects similar exchange returns and money from smaller investors to invest in apartments in the West and Northwest. In general, similar exchanges offer these investors the opportunity to trade from duplex to quadruple, and then from quadruple, to larger apartment communities, and so on, he said.
“More and more minorities want to become real estate investors because they can see the benefit of building wealth and income,” he said. Brown, an African-American and former president of the National Association of Realtors, said. “Getting rid of the 1031 exchange will hamper their ability to do so, because most investors cannot afford to sell a property and then buy something else after paying taxes.”
Section 1031 also encourages the reuse of buildings because investors often focus on adding value to older properties that need work, said Karlin Conklin, a principal and co-president of Investors Management Group, another syndicate that apartments invested, said. In 2017, Investors Management paid $ 19 million for a 136-apartment property in Portland, Ore., And pledged another $ 1.5 million to build a clubhouse and make other upgrades.
“We have created a much better apartment community and built a much better neighborhood,” she said. Conklin, who has been investing in real estate with her husband for more than 20 years, said. “Without exchanges, there will be less money to improve older real estate that needs capital.”
The proposal to revise Article 1031 is nothing new – similar ideas have only emerged after presidential elections. In 2017, however, the tax cuts in the Trump era removed the exchange of machinery, vehicles and other personal property from the provision.
In this congressional session, Democrats seem to place enormous emphasis on creating a fairer tax code, along with investing in infrastructure and social programs, said Steve Wamhoff, director of federal tax policy at the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy, a non- profitable group in Washington, said. advocating fair revenue collection measures.