Testimonials

We had a terrible capital gains tax problem

We were long-term rental house owners who had a terrible capital gains problem. All real estate brokers whom we interviewed were able and very happy to sell our house at a high price. But after the sale, then what?? Many brokers discussed 1031 exchanges into a 4-plex apartment complex or a retail/office business complex. Unfortunately,… read more

Having Leslie represent me alleviated my stress.

MY 1031 EXCHANGE MADE EASY…As anyone who has experienced a 1031 exchange knows, the process can be stressful. Having Leslie represent me alleviated my stress. Leslie not only knows the properties she represents but also the location, demographics and potential competition. That she had visited these investments and understood the property management dynamics alleviated my… read more

Her best advice is tailored to the individual investor’s situation.

Leslie Pappas has made her professional career in helping investors understand and navigate the “1031 Exchange industry.” Before meeting with Leslie and working with her, I understood nothing about the opportunities or process in such an exchange. Because of her dedication to her clients and her detailed knowledge of the industry, she is well-regarded by… read more

Leslie, thank you very much!

After years of dealing with rent controlled real estate in San Francisco I was hoping to find a way to do 1031 exchange into property that would not require hands on management. I was hoping, but did not know how to go about it. It was during that time that I ran into Leslie, by… read more

She has been available with advice and support through many individual situations.

Leslie Pappas has been my friend and commercial real estate broker for over nine years and has helped me determine what makes sense from an investment standpoint- in particular, how to diversify my real estate holdings. She has been available with advice and support through many individual situations, and we’re nearing completion of our seventh… read more

Nothing is guaranteed, but I heartily recommend Leslie Pappas!

I seldom bother to read junk mail, but something about Leslie’s mailing caught my attention and I found that it wasn’t just another highpressure over-promising sales pitch. It was a concise description of where I just happened to be at the time and where I had wanted to go for a few years… with the… read more

Investing through Leslie has been a very rewarding experience.

Investing through Leslie has been a very rewarding experience. She helped our family navigate through new and complex investment choices with informed knowledge, sound guidance, and exceptional closure. In all of our dealings with Leslie we never doubted her integrity and commitment to what was important to us. Thanks to her thoughtful and thorough advisement… read more

In every way, our work with Leslie was professional, timely, and thorough.

Leslie was our agent in selling our rental house and then investing in four different 1031 properties throughout the country. She knew the real estate market in our area, knew the owners and sales teams of 1031 investment companies, knew the companies’ strategies, histories and reputations, and knew the specific properties we were considering because… read more

With Leslie’s help the exchange was painless and profitable.

After we sold the Palo Alto property we kept part of the profit from the sale for personal use, bought a rental duplex near our home, and invested the rest in a DST plan, which gives us monthly income. With Leslie’s help the exchange was painless and profitable. We recommend her highly for her professionalism,… read more