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JLL REIT Completes Three Full Cycle Transactions in DST Platform

JLL Income Property Trust – an institutionally managed, daily net asset value real estate investment trust with approximately $7 billion in portfolio equity and debt investments – announced the full cycle UPREIT of three additional Delaware statutory trust programs from its JLL Exchange platform, which offers reinvestment opportunities to 1031 exchange investors.

The JLL Exchange platform is a tax and estate planning tool that utilizes a traditional 1031 exchange along with a potential 721 UPREIT exchange. JLL Exchange provides investors the opportunity to reinvest proceeds from their sale of real estate held for investment into a broadly diversified, institutionally managed, perpetual NAV REIT, while maintaining their allocation to real estate and potentially enjoying a wide range of estate planning benefits.

In a 721 UPREIT transaction, real estate can be exchanged on a tax-deferred basis for partnership interests in a REIT, offering the potential for owners of the exchanged property to achieve greater diversification, current income, and appreciation.

JLL Exchange provides institutional quality properties through the DST structure, where owners of appreciated investment real estate can conduct a 1031 exchange by using proceeds from the sale of their real estate to acquire interests in the DST. After a required holding period, JLL Income Property Trust has an option to acquire the DST property, completing the full cycle transaction via a 721 UPREIT. JLL Income Property Trust benefits by attracting strategically aligned long-term investors through the 1031 exchange market.

With the recent UPREIT acquisition of the properties from the three DSTs, investors’ DST interests were exchanged into fractional, tax-deferred partnership interests in JLL Income Property Trust’s diversified, core real estate portfolio. The seven properties were acquired from three distinct DST investments.

“The [JLL Exchange] platform continues to address what we believe to be deficiencies in the historical syndicated 1031 market,” said Drew Dornbusch, head of JLL Exchange. “By offering an end-to-end solution with lower than industry standard fees, high-quality properties and institutional management, we’re continuing to attract high-net-worth property owners that previously had been underserved by traditional 1031 programs. With JLL Income Property Trust’s UPREIT acquisition of these properties, we’ve demonstrated our ability to provide 1031 exchange investors with current income, capital preservation and, ultimately, a tax-deferred interest in a diversified, institutional core real estate portfolio.”

“Delivering an income-focused, high-quality core diversified real estate fund to our DST investors through the UPREIT of these properties shows the continued value of our JLLX 1031 exchange program,” said Allan Swaringen, president and chief executive officer of JLL Income Property Trust. These transactions continue to demonstrate our ability to respond to market demand with another innovative solution for the private wealth market.”

Since its inception in 2020 and through Dec. 31, 2023, JLLX has attracted more than $1 billion across 19 DST offerings. JLL Income Property Trust has completed 10 full cycle UPREIT transactions totaling $820 million to date.

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