Interest in DSTs as a Real Estate Investment Option Continues to Grow
October 18, 2022
Delaware statuary trusts—which allow investors to hold title to one or more income producing commercial properties—continue to build momentum, capturing the attention of both investors and big-name sponsors. The DST structure has been around for about two decades, but interest in the space has notched up to a higher level in recent years. Hines, one of the largest privately held real estate investors and managers in the U.S., is the latest company to throw its hat in the DST ring with the recent launch of its Hines Real Estate Exchange (HREX).
For Capital Square, 2021 was “off the charts” with $750 million in DST equity investments, and the firm expects sales to reach $1 billion this year. Rogers also attributes part of that activity to the firm’s focus on apartments, which has been performing well and is in high demand among DST investors.
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