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S1E77: Maximizing Your 1031 Exchange with Alex Olson
Oct 19, 2022 26 min

Episode Description

Alex is an established commercial real estate agent who assists buyers in navigating multifamily property investments throughout Kansas and Missouri. Alex has a breadth of knowledge in acquiring and managing commercial real estate as an investor himself. With an extensive portfolio and over 15 years of experience, he has built a system to ensure buyers succeed; the Buyer Representation Success System (BRSS). He insightfully serves his clients by identifying opportunities and maximizing value in the disposition. In 2021 alone, Alex completed over 30 transactions in the multifamily and NNN (triple net lease) investment space resulting in over $40 million sold. As an expert in the complex subject of 1031 Exchange, Alex has been a highly sought-after podcast guest across the country. He effortlessly explains how (in-state and out-of-state) investors can maximize their 1031 exchange transactions and avoid capital gains taxes by identifying cash-flowing deals, developing a trusted team, and ensuring that their 1031 exchange money is secure. Alex has built a solid reputation by going above and beyond for his clients. He takes the time to understand their real estate goals and develop strategies for the greatest return.

In this episode, Alex discusses how the 1031 exchange can help minimize taxes and keep finding good properties, as well as how best to get in on the exchange process and what to expect. Through this service, buyers can access a variety of resources to help them find and purchase properties efficiently and tax-wise. Alex also talks about XChange CRE’s guidance and support during the buying process, ensuring that each client's needs are met. This combination of resources and support makes them a valuable resource for those looking to invest in or buy property in the Kansas City area.


[00:01 - 04:57] Opening Segment

  • Welcoming Alex to the show

  • Brief career and background

  • Check out episode 52 for Logan’s episode

[04:58 - 12:43] Xchange CRE

  • What does Xchange CRE do for its clients?

  • Helping clients with a 1031 exchange find properties to buy in the Kansas City market

  • They have a team of specialists who help match clients with the best properties and negotiate on their behalf

  • They guarantee to put at least three properties in front of clients for a 1031 exchange

[12:44 - 20:25] The Power of the 1031 Exchange

  • A powerful way to increase your equity in real estate by paying no capital gains tax on the additional value you create

  • The power of the 1031 exchange is especially evident when you compare it to blowing up and paying taxes, which can be expensive and time-consuming

  • Kansas City is a landlord-friendly market that allows for more flexibility when evicting tenants or dealing with rent control laws

  • Rents are lower than the median average, and there is no rent control in the city

[20:26 - 25:58] The Quattro Trio

  • What is your superpower?

  • Alex’s persistent nature

  • What is your biggest mistake?

  • Focusing too much on Airbnb

  • Alex’s philanthropic venture

  • Habitat For Humanity

  • See the links below to connect with Alex!

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Real Estate Runway Podcast is all about alternative business and investment strategies to help you amplify life, and maximize wealth! Click here to find out more about the host, Chad Sutton.

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