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Tracy Treger

About Tracy Treger

Tracy is a Principal at Syndicated Equities where she helps high net worth individuals and family offices to profitably invest in real estate. She also assists investors in identifying appropriate replacement property to complete tax-deferred exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Drawing upon her 20 years of legal experience in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, and commercial law, Tracy seeks out opportunities to improve the relationship between Syndicated Equities and its investors, to cultivate new investors, and to identify new investment opportunities and align them with investors' goals. Tracy joined the Syndicated Equities team in 2013 after serving as VP and assistant general counsel for a private REIT, where she handled all legal aspects of the company’s operations and joint venture relationships in the U.S. and Mexico. Prior to working with the REIT, she was a partner in two large Chicago-based law firms. Tracy holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Chicago Kent College of Law. She is the National Leadership Co-Chair and a long-time active member of the Anti-Defamation League.

How REITs work for hopeful real estate investors

A Crash Course on the Benefits of REITs for Passive Investors

Can’t afford to buy property? REITs allow passive investors to “own” real estate without having to lift a finger. Learn how REITs work from an expert.

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Pricing Commercial Real Estate: The Cap Rate Formula

Investors use the cap rate formula (ratio of net operating income to purchase price) to price real estate. Find the cap rate for commercial real estate.

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The Complexity of Real Estate Investment Partnerships

Buying property via real estate investment partnerships requires trust and due diligence in the right partner, whether it be family, friends or a professional.

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What Real Estate Terms Should Every Investor Know?

If you’re wondering how to invest in real estate, start with this glossary of real estate terms related to investing, property operations and loans.

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Pressing the “Eject” Button: Secure a Viable Real Estate Exit Strategy First

Some investors have a commercial real estate exit strategy of holding property indefinitely, to pass it on to heirs with a stepped-up tax basis.

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Real Estate Due Diligence: A Simple Guide for Investment Properties

When it comes to investing in real estate, do your homework before you pull the trigger. Learn the best ways to accomplish real estate due diligence.

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The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Buying Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate for Beginners Property values are rising in smaller cities, renting remains popular in first-tier cities, and many Millennials are entering the housing market for the first time. There are plenty of opportunities for buying investment real estate, whether you’re looking to rent a property out yourself or make passive investments through […]

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Putting off the Tax Collector – The Basics of 1031 Exchange Rules

Hold off the tax man by following these 1031 exchange rules when selling and reinvesting in new properties.

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The Ups and Downs of Residential Real Estate Investments

Residential real estate is abundant and leasing terms are straight forward, but heavy maintenance may fall on the investor. Is residential property for you?

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The Economic Consequences of 1031 Exchanges: 5 Myths Debunked

1031 exchanges are not cop-outs for the wealthy. Like-kind exchanges actually stimulate the economy. Here are 4 myths about 1031 exchanges, debunked.

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