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Investigating the Real Estate Asset Class with Steven Kantor & Michael Brown, Part Two (Ep. 80)



In today’s market, many investors and clients are coming off of a decade of strong stock market wins and are now wondering, what’s next? With inflation concerns running rampant, many people are starting to look at the real estate asset class for answers.

In this episode John and Michael Parise welcome back guests Steven Kantor and Michael Brown for part two of a two part series on real estate investing.

John, Michael, Steven, & Michael discuss:

  • What opportunity zones are truly opportunities
  • How to leverage opportunity zone tax incentives
  • The use of DSTs in client’s real estate holdings
  • Why clients might consider shifting from stocks to real estate 
  • And more

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About Our Guests 

Steven Kantor is CEO of S2K, where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm. Steven has over 35 years of principal investing and investment banking experience, and throughout his career has raised several billions of dollars for REITs and other real estate companies via IPOs, CMBS financings and other forms of equity and debt financing. Previously, Steven was an Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald, as well as Chairman and Co-Founder of CCRE, Cantor Fitzgerald’s affiliated commercial real estate lending platform. Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, he held several senior roles at Credit Suisse. Steven earned a B.A. from Syracuse University and a J.D. from American University.

Michael is the Head of Real Estate Capital Markets at S2K. Prior to his role at S2K, Michael held a principal position at Sabbatical, was director of debt strategies at Fairstead, and was the Senior Managing Director at Cantor Commercial Real Estate, among other roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. 


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Episode 52 – A Deep Dive Into the 1031 Exchange – With Guest Gary Callahan



While Section 1031 of the Tax Code provides tax deferral solutions for the nation’s middle-class, it’s also a helpful tool for economic and job growth.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with Gary Callahan, the senior vice president of Inland Securities Corporation. Today, Gary shares his expertise in the 1031 exchange arena. He refers to this unfamiliar tax benefit for real estate investors, even though it has been in the tax code for a long time.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How a 1031 exchange can help you avoid real estate-related taxes 
  • Gary’s role in 1031 exchange education for real estate attorneys, accountants, and CPA’s
  • The difference between a 1031 exchange transaction and trust structure 
  • Diversification of assets as a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) benefit 
  • The timeline of a 1031 exchange: What are its deadlines 
  • And more!

Tune in and find out how Gary and his team at Inland can help YOU and your clients in their 1031 exchange! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise | Gary Callahan | Inland Securities Corporation