Walton Global Launches North Carolina Growth 1 DST 1031 Exchange Offering


Walton Global Launches North Carolina Growth 1 DST 1031 Exchange Offering

Kicking off the 2024 growth strategy with nearly 72 acres for residential development outside Charlotte 

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Walton Global, a global real estate investment and land asset management company, announced the launch of its North Carolina Growth 1 Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) focused on land-based investments. The offering, known as the Springhaven Master Plan, is located in Gastonia, Gaston County and includes approximately 72 acres of residential land that has been pre-approved for 103 single-family lots, allowing for swift development. 

Originally launched in March of 2023, Walton’s strategy for its DST offerings focuses on all-equity growth opportunities targeting potentially higher investor returns than traditional DSTs, along with hold periods that are not unnecessarily extended, unlike other options that often have longer hold times due to repayment limits. The North Carolina Growth 1 DST exit strategy is targeted to be 3-to 5-years and offers new opportunities for financial professionals to further diversify their clients’ DST portfolios, by including an aspect of “growth.” 

The Springhaven Master Plan was strategically selected to boost residential inventory to meet the housing demand in the region and support the sharp increase in population. Located near Beaty Road and Beacon Hills Drive, the parcel of land provides the convenience of being 25 minutes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 30 minutes to Charlotte and 15 minutes from the City of Gastonia. Residents of this new community will also benefit from proximity to themore than 30 international companies in Gaston County, several schooling options, medical centers and many other recreational and entertainment offerings.

“We’re thrilled to be continuing our DST growth strategy in 2024 with the newest land product outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, a region we’ve remained committed to supporting,said Michael Slavotinek, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas at Walton Global. “This kind of land-based offering is uncommon in the DST space, but it’s one we believe will be a popular choice over the coming years, as it benefits not only investors and home builders, but also the growing number of home buyers in the market.”  

Walton Global successfully raised capital in 2023, including for the closing of its first retail DST called Georgia Growth 1 DST. The company anticipates this model will become increasingly popular due to the expected market-driven increase in land value. Escalation in land value is anticipated to occur when a home builder signs a purchase and sale agreement for land parcel and starts the process of obtaining necessary entitlements to build homes. Any potential financial benefit from this investment strategy will be transferred to the DST investors at the time of the land sale.

“We believe the North Carolina Growth 1 DST exchange offering is a great opportunity for 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,” said Todd Woodhead, SVP of Capital Markets at Walton Global.

Walton leverages its decades of experience in land acquisition to continue to acquire a strong 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. When selecting land, Walton Global focuses on key factors such as population growth and employment growth near large MSAs. Walton has transacted with more than half of the top 20 home builders in the U.S. and continues to grow its relationships. These strong relationships with top national and regional homebuilders allow them to strive to select the right land buyer to provide the potential for optimal returns for investors. 



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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.