Archer Field Notes

How Equity & Capital Gains Are Different

Capital gains taxes and equity are two real estate concepts that are sometimes misunderstood. In short, capital gains refers to the increase in value of a property and equity refers to the amount of a property that you actually own as opposed to the amount you have financed. Cost Basis: When you purchase a property, you… read more

How Does Archer Help You?

We selectively do business only with the best and most long standing firms offering DSTs. Not all DST sponsoring firms meet our requirements. Our Broker Dealer, Due Diligence Officer, outside consulting firms and our Founder, Leslie Pappas, review each property available on your behalf in order to provide you with an educated opinion regarding the… read more

How a 1031 Exchange Can Build Equity

The example below shows you a hypothetical analysis of the cumulative effect of how an investor’s equity could potentially grow over time if they performed 1031 Exchanges every 5 years into new properties, and if they didn’t utilize 1031 Exchange at all. In the right column of this example, the investor pays capital gains taxes… read more

Who should consider a DST Investment?

Investors who are seeking to defer their capital gains tax but don’t want to be a landlord anymore Investors who are seeking potentially greater cash flow and possible appreciation return potential than they are currently receiving from their real estate investments. Note all investments, including real estate, carry the risk of loss in addition to… read more

What is a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

DST Investments are a potential replacement property alternative for accredited investors seeking to defer their capital gains taxes through the use of a 1031 tax deferred exchange or through a straight cash investment. The DST property ownership structure allows the smaller investor to own shares of interest in large, institutional quality, professionally managed commercial property… read more