Walton Global Announces a New Growth DST 1031 Exchange Offering in Land-Based Investments


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walton Global, a real estate investment and land asset management company, is pleased to announce its new DST Growth offering focused on land-based investments. Walton believes the land-based DST offering is unique due to its 1031 exchange strategy that helps accredited investors defer capital gains taxes and involves top U.S. home builders that are expected to buy land to develop residential communities. Typically, an investment in a DST involves transferring proceeds from the sale of an investment property to another developed investment property, like commercial buildings or multifamily units that provide some income but minimal growth.

Walton’s strategy is focused on all-equity, growth DST’s targeting potentially higher investor returns than traditional DSTs, along hold periods that are not artificially lengthened due to repayment restrictions applicable to most traditionally financed DSTs.

Walton will use its decades of experience in land acquisition to acquire a continuous pipeline of DST properties in growth regions across the country, hold the properties for growth in value as contemplated by 1031 tax regulations and market the property after the hold period ends to its established network of top U.S. home builders.

The first Walton DST offering, called Georgia Growth 1 DST, is now available for qualifying investors. Additional offerings are expected to launch throughout the year.

“Due to the volatility with cap rates and leverage out there today, we believe there’s going to be a large appetite for an all-equity, growth 1031 exchange from U.S. investors. We truly feel this offering is different than what is available now in the marketplace,” said Todd Woodhead, SVP Capital Markets at Walton Global. “The growth potential alone in the appreciation of land is expected to far exceed what DST investors are accustomed to receiving in a typical income-based 1031 exchange and our targeted hold periods are 3 to 5 years. Our primary target is growth with a short exit strategy versus traditional DSTs that offer small amounts of cash flow with a longer hold period.”

Walton believes there is a potential for traditional appreciation based on market conditions, and the potential increase in value to the land upon entitlement completion by a builder. Once a builder signs a purchase agreement for a land parcel they expect to buy, they begin the entitlement process and eventually purchase the land to build homes. The investment in the land made by the home builder during this process is passed on to DST investors at the time of sale.

“DST investments are projected to remain a popular choice over the coming years,” Woodhead added. “Accredited investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio, defer their capital gains taxes and preserve their capital through a hard asset by using a growth strategy can consider land a solution for their 1031 exchange needs. We also believe our home builder clients could be targeting our DST properties, when they are available for purchase, as they work toward increasing the housing inventory in the U.S, which is highly needed right now with the lack of homes available across the country.”

About Walton Global

Walton Global is a privately-owned, leading land asset management and global real estate investment company with more than 93,000 acres of land under ownership, management and administration in the United States and Canada, totaling $3.4 billion. With more than 44 years of experience, Walton has a proven track record of land investment projects within the path of growth in the fastest growing metropolitan areas. A total of $2.3 billion has been distributed to investors located in 82 countries. The company works closely with top U.S. home builders, developers and industry partners. Business lines include exit-focused pre-development land investments, builder land financing, development projects, a DST offering, build-to-rent and various fund structures. For more information visit

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1031 Risk Disclosure:

  • There is no guarantee that any strategy will be successful or achieve investment objectives.
  • Potential for property value loss – All real estate investments have the potential to lose value during the life of the investments.
  • Change of tax status – The income stream and depreciation schedule for any investment property may affect the property owner’s income bracket and/or tax status. An unfavorable tax ruling may cancel deferral of capital gains and result in immediate tax liabilities.
  • Potential for foreclosure – All financed real estate investments have potential for foreclosure.
  • Illiquidity – Because 1031 exchanges are commonly offered through private placement offerings and are illiquid securities. There is no secondary market for these investments.
  • Reduction or Elimination of Monthly Cash Flow Distributions – Like any investment in real estate, if a property unexpectedly loses tenants or sustains substantial damage, there is potential for suspension of cash flow distributions.
  • Impact of fees/expenses – Costs associated with the transaction may impact investors’ returns and may outweigh the tax benefits.