Starting with real estate brokering and similar deals, Marilee Hill has built quite a reputation for authority in structured real estate deals. Her professional endeavors prior to starting on 1031 exchanges were in the real estate world. Her first real estate landmark was selling (for one builder) three condominium projects totaling 233 units. In commercial real estate, her first efforts were in office and retail leasing, where eventually, she started to focus on office buildings and residential land sales. With land sales, Marilee would attend comprehensive plan amendment processes in Montgomery County, MD, where zoning lawyers and interested land owners participated – learned the process, and met the players.
Our partnership had developed a shopping center in the mid-80s, and in 2002 it was opportune for us to sell. But a straight sale would have meant a tax not only on our gained value, but also on the accrued depreciation — and that would have left next to nothing after taxes. So we knew a 1031 exchange was for us.
Marilee Hill knows the exchange process in detail. And she is constantly in touch with firms offering investment-grade properties specifically structured for exchanges. We ended up with a diversified portfolio, as part-owners of four solid, well-managed income producers: an office park, apartments, a net-leased office building, and another shopping center. And the capital gains tax? Indefinitely deferred.
Our tax situation was both complex and difficult. A real professional, truly knowledgeable, was necessary to guide us throught the maze. We are extremely pleased that we met, employed and worked with Marilee Hill. All of our problems were solved, and the results were way beyond our expectations.