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Louis Rogers

Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Louis J. Rogers, the founder and co-chief executive officer of Capital Square and its related entities, began with a vision to build the best real estate investment company possible. He oversees the firm’s Delaware statutory trust (DST) programs for investors seeking qualifying replacement property for Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and regular (non-exchange) investors. Rogers also provides investment banking services for owners. He is a nationally recognized authority in structuring securities offerings for real estate investments and serves as a consultant and expert witness on Regulation D private placements, non-traded REITs, Section 1031 exchanges, DST and TIC programs, real estate funds, and issues related to broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. Rogers additionally serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Capital Square Apartment REIT, Inc.

In 1998, Rogers assisted in the formation of Triple Net Properties, LLC as outside legal counsel before being named president and a member of the board in 2004. Under Rogers’ leadership, Triple Net became the nation’s largest sponsor of securitized Section 1031 exchange programs. While at the firm, he was responsible for the syndication of more than $4 billion of real estate within in excess of 100 offerings, including DSTs, TICs, REITs and real estate funds that acquired office, government, multifamily, retail and healthcare properties throughout the United States.

From 1987 to 2004, Rogers was a partner with Hirschler Fleischer, a prestigious law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. He founded and led the firm’s real estate securities practice group, one of the largest of its kind.

Rogers earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University with highest honors, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with honors and a Master of Arts in jurisprudence from Oxford University. He also earned a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. Rogers was a member of the adjunct faculty at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary from 1993 to 1996, and the University of Virginia School of Law from 1995 to 2000, where he taught “Real Estate Transactions and Finance.”

Rogers is active in many bar and real estate security trade groups. He has served as chair of the Investment Program Association’s Section 1031 Exchange Committee; founding trustee, director and chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Committee of ADISA (formerly known as TICA); a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar, Real Property Section; and a member of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section. He also served on the board of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). Rogers has an AV Peer Review Rating and was named as one of the top lawyers in Virginia in 2006 and 2008. He has written and lectured widely on real estate, tax and securities topics.

Rogers was a finalist for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Mid-Atlantic. In 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, he was listed as one of the most powerful and influential leaders on the Virginia 500 Power List by Virginia Business. He was awarded Real Estate Forum’s Best Bosses 2020 by GlobeSt., and in 2022 was not only recognized as an Influencer in Multifamily Real Estate by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum but was also honored by the National MS Society as the 2022 recipient of the Frank N. Cowan Silver Hope Award, a recognition of community and humanitarian efforts, given to someone who strives to improve the quality of life today and create a better world tomorrow.

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