A DST (Delaware Statutory Trust) is a type of real estate investment vehicle that allows multiple investors to own fractional shares in a single property. DSTs are commonly used for 1031 exchanges, which allow investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of one property by reinvesting the proceeds into like-kind property.
Typically, DSTs own larger commercial properties such as apartment complexes, office buildings, retail centers, and industrial properties. These properties are often professionally managed and generate regular income through rent payments from tenants.
It’s important to note that the specific types of properties owned by a DST can vary widely depending on the goals of the investors and the real estate market at the time of investment. Before investing in a DST, it’s important to carefully review the offering materials and consult with a qualified financial professional to ensure that the investment aligns with your goals and risk tolerance.