NEW YORK CITY—While participants in the “alternative funding” panel discussion taking place here at RealShare Net Lease later this week are happy to talk about the work of their companies, their platforms appear to be moving in the direction of becoming simply one of many choices an average net lease investor can make.

With an increased interest in 1031 exchanges, that evolution is starting to take place, contends Brad Watt, EVP, net lease investments, Behringer. “The combination of recovering real estate values, increased tax rates on investment income, and aging demographics have created heightened interest for 1031 exchanges. By utilizing a qualified 1031 structure, investors who invest in commercial real estate may be able to reap the multiple benefits of tax efficient income plus compounded wealth through tax deferral.”

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