A closer look Building a Lasting Family Legacy: Holding Real Estate Investments in Trust

Andrew M. Feder

Nov 02, 2021
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In Brief

  • Holding real estate investments in trust can be a central part of a family legacy, providing income, appreciation, and portfolio diversification for current and future generations.
  • Many trustees, perhaps misunderstanding the regulatory framework and the unique economics of holding these assets, are reluctant to include directly held investment real estate within a trust.
  • For experienced trustees with the requisite knowledge and specialized skills, it is possible to hold real estate investments in trust successfully and without incurring excessive risk.



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