Feb 11, 2022 DST Education Series A- Part 6: Allowances for Broker Dealers

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By Al DiNicola, AIF® Feb 11, 2022

In this part we continue to review expenses that are included in the DST in order to bring the offering to market. There are additional expenses that may reimburse the marketing efforts of the Broker dealer for due diligence and marketing efforts.  Marketing expenses are typically included in many products that are offset by or included in the selling prices.

There is a Managing Broker-Dealer responsible for the offering. DSTs are recognized as securities offerings and only for accredited investors (we will review the definition of accredited investors in a future part). There are many regulations involved with these types of investments and issued through a managing broker dealer (this may be like a transfer agent on other investments) for compliance standards.  At this level there are expenses involved with other cost involving document preparation, compliance with securities laws other due diligence items. Many of the regulations were instituted to protect the individual investors.

Who are wholesalers?  Wholesalers are in-house representatives or selling teams that provide all the necessary information to licensed registered representatives.  The amount of documentation may be viewed as overwhelming at times.  Most information comes in the form of a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM). PPMs will be covered as a separate topic.  Many sponsors will have wholesalers who are located throughout the county to assist in meeting with representatives and provide additional support including education. Like many sales positions wholesalers are paid a commission for their efforts.

There are expenses setting up the offering. The cost to set up the offerings include normal printing cost (electronic documents), overhead cost for setting up along with ongoing cost of the Delaware Statutory Trust and the Trustee. There are also securities registration cost and ongoing compliance cost. Investors have clear insight into cost associated with any of the DST offerings in the Private Placement Memoranda (PPM).  We will provide additional insight in future parts as we review the “load”.

Look for Part 7: Cost of Acquisition

DST’s (Delaware Statutory Trusts) are for accredited investors only.  Contact your investment adviser for additional details on how a DST may be a solution to your 1031 Exchange and compliment your financial objectives. For more information on how to properly set up an IRC 1031Tax Deferred Exchange or if you are an accredited investor and would like additional information on a DST contact Al DiNicola at 239-691-8098 or email adinicola@namcoa.com.

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About the author

Al DiNicola, AIF, CEPA, specializes in 1031 Exchanges utilizing DST as a viable alternative for accredited investors. He also is well versed in Opportunity Zones and Alternative Real Estate Investments. Mr. DiNicola has more than 40 years of experience in commercial & residential sales and development. Al has extensive experience in real estate land acquisitions, development, investment and real estate securities.

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