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Using 1031 Exchanges for Investing in Self-Storage Facilities or land

By Garrett Byrd

A 1031 exchange allows investors to defer capital gains taxes when selling an investment property by reinvesting the proceeds into another "like-kind" property. This strategy can be leveraged when purchasing self-storage facilities or land for self-storage development.


Investors have 45 days from the sale of their relinquished property to identify potential replacement properties and 180 days to complete the purchase of the new property. These strict deadlines must be adhered to for a successful 1031 exchange.

Potential Benefits

Defer Capital Gains Taxes

The primary benefit of a 1031 exchange is deferring capital gains taxes, which can be substantial for appreciated investment properties. This allows investors to preserve more capital for reinvestment.

Portfolio Diversification

1031 exchanges enable investors to diversify into different asset classes like self-storage while deferring taxes. This can mitigate risk and enhance returns.

Semi-Passive Income Potential

Self-storage facilities can provide stable semi-passive income streams with relatively low maintenance costs.

Overall, a 1031 exchange can be a useful tool for self-storage investors to purchase existing facilities or acquire development land in a tax-efficient manner. Careful planning and execution are required and you need the right team and system on your side.

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