Mr. Leavitt is CEO of RealtyNet Advisors, which works with real estate brokerage firms in setting up their own private label real estate funds. He is the Chairman of 1031 Exchange Place, and oversees all aspects of the company’s business development, strategies, and marketing, but is not involved in the day-to-day management of the company. Gary previously was the Director of Business Development at Coldwell Commercial Advisors. Mr. Leavitt has over 30 years of investment experience as a stock-broker (Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 65, Series 22, Series 39, and Series 63 securities licenses), investment advisor, retirement specialist, real estate broker, sponsor of tenant-in-common real estate investments, and a portfolio manager.
Mr. Leavitt graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences and completed the coursework for a M.S. in Counseling from Oregon State University. Mr. Leavitt worked as a stockbroker in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah with Kidder Peabody & Co. and Merrill Lynch. This experience included establishing and managing the assets of 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans for major companies as well as representing real estate direct participation and syndication programs.
In 1997, Mr. Leavitt established 1031 Exchange Place, LC, which was originally a real estate brokerage firm specializing in net-lease replacement property for clients involved in 1031 exchanges. In 2005, Leavitt co-founded 1031 Exchange Service Center, a 1031 exchange intermediary firm.
In 2003, Mr. Leavitt founded Realtynet Advisors, Inc., a sponsor of debt-free, tenant-in-common (TIC) ownership interests in real property. As a principal, Realtynet Advisors acquired over 100 single tenant net-lease retail properties (including AutoZone, Family Dollar, KinderCare, O’Reilly Auto, and Walgreens) and sold undivided fractional ownership interests to investors and those involved in 1031 exchanges.
Gary has five children, six grandchildren, and lives in Sandy, Utah.
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