Nate Leavitt

Nate oversees the day-to-day business as well as business development, strategy and marketing efforts for 1031 Exchange Place.

Intrigued by his father, Gary’s, passion and unique approach to business, Nathan, age 34, took an interest in his real estate business from a young age. After finishing high school, Nathan earned his real estate license and began working in the 1031 industry at the age of 18. After a year and a half of learning the ropes, Nathan departed to Taiwan on a 2-year religious mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon his return in 2005, he reactivated his real estate license and continued working in 1031 exchanges up until the real estate crash in 2008/2009. His efforts before the downturn were largely focusing in business development : establishing coop relationships helping title companies and real estate brokerage firms offer exchange services directly to their clients.

The entire 1031 industry came to a complete halt with the great recession. After the downturn of the real estate market and virtual disappearance of the 1031 market, Nathan pursued his passion for entrepreneurship and worked on various startups and his own ventures that would allow him to further expand his abilities in design and marketing. During this time, Nathan was able to work with clients like KSL, Energy Solutions, Vivint Smarthome, Podium, City Creek Mortgage, Vivint Solar, and Village Baker. His love of the outdoors also allowed him to work with outdoor companies like Nature Valley/General Mills, Orvis, KEEN Footwear, Stanley, Smith Optics, Big Agnes, Yakima Racks, Mountain House, and Sundance Resort. Nathan also helped found a successful online marketing company that is now one of the top in the state of Utah.

As the 1031 market returned, Nathan rejoined with his father and returned to working in the 1031 industry and they picked up where they left off.