Greg Burns

Senior Vice President IPX1031 Southern California
A Southern California Native, Greg Burns is a Vice President with Investment Property Exchange Service, Inc. With over 14 years of experience he has assisted thousands of clients and tax advisors by providing proven and cutting edge exchange solutions that help clients achieve their goals. He specializes in every type of exchange transaction and is able to provide nationwide services to his clients through the national IPX1031® network. Greg is an expert in Delayed, Simultaneous, Reverse, Improvement, Personal Property, and Multiple Asset Exchanges.
Aug 4, 2023
Vice President
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation and admiration for the outstanding class you delivered on the 1031 exchange process. Your expertise and ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner left a lasting impression on all of our clients.

Your in-depth knowledge of the subject matter was truly evident throughout the session. I was particularly impressed by how you effortlessly navigated through the intricacies of the 1031 exchange, making it easy to understand for our agents, regardless of their prior experience. Your well-structured presentation and real-life examples made it easy for everyone to grasp the essential aspects of 1031 exchanges.

Furthermore, your enthusiasm and passion for the subject were infectious, creating an environment that fostered active participation and learning. Your willingness to address questions and provide insightful answers contributed to the overall value of the class.

I must say, your ability to maintain a perfect balance between theory and practical application was commendable. It was evident that you genuinely cared about their understanding and success in utilizing the 1031 exchange process effectively.

Once again, thank you for an enlightening and enriching learning experience. I wholeheartedly recommend your class to anyone seeking to understand the 1031 exchange process comprehensively.

Jul 28, 2023
Managing Director
I have been working with Greg Burns for close to 25 years. He is my only source for 1031 exchanges. when I am recommending to clients. If you value, professionalism, knowledge, execution and communication during your transactions, Greg should really be your only choice. I would be remiss not to mention his team as well. Cecilia has been such a great asset to our deals and the feedback from my clients is always positive. I cannot recommend Greg and his team more highly. He is valuable tool in our business.
Jul 27, 2023
Senior Vice President
I have worked with Greg over the last 24 years. He has taken care of all my 1031 exchange needs. When I have a 1031 exchange question I always call Greg, and I will have my clients call him directly because I have complete trust in his judgment!
Jun 27, 2023
First Vice President, Investments
I have worked with Greg for the last 10 years, he handles all the 1031 exchanges for all my clients. During that time, we have worked on over 60+ exchanges. My clients have always been impressed on how knowledgeable Greg is with the 1031 process and how he always has a solution for their questions and concerns. Working with Greg and his staff makes my job much easier and efficient.
Jun 27, 2023
Executive Managing Director
For the past 14 plus years Greg has helped our team and clients successfully navigate hundreds of 1031 exchanges. He is always available to chat with clients and has helped us get countless deals across the finish line. He is the only resource we use for 1031s.
Jun 27, 2023
Executive Vice President
Greg is the best in the business.

His knowledge of the industry, tax implications, and strategies continue to benefit my clients. As someone that has been in the industry for a while, it becomes easy to recognize industry experts that have a deep understanding of their specialty and I have found no better resource than Greg. Often times, I consult with Greg before consulting with my own accountant on real estate tax implications. After consulting with my accountant and them spending hours researching the issue at hand, they come back with the same solution Greg had from the beginning.

Recently, another exchange accommodator advised a client of ours on a particular item. Even the clients financial advisor and accountant were on the email and nobody found any fault from this exchange accommodator. I reached out to Greg for a second opinion. Greg answered his call right away, sent me a follow up email with links to the IRS website and a thorough explanation. I passed along the email to the client, accountant, financial advisor, and the other exchange accommodator. After research, they all concluded that Greg was correct. I can't imagine not having Greg as a resource.
May 12, 2023
VP Sales Fidelity National Title
It is my great pleasure to know and work with Greg for over 20 years. Not only is he available to help every time I call, but he will also not stop until you have the answers and fully understand the situation. It is not uncommon in our profession for things to end up on our desk and we are in search of answers. With Greg's background and vast Industry knowledge, you will be sure to find answers and the clarification you need. With his kind nature and professional manner, you are always in good hands with all of your 1031 Exchange needs.

May 8, 2023
Greg is the consummate professional. He knows all things 1031 and is a super helpful resource. He helped guide my client through the sometimes-treacherous waters of a recent 1031 transaction like it was a breeze. I have recommended him to my clients for years and will continue to do so.
Mar 31, 2023
Greg is my go to guy for all my clients looking for the best service with their 1031 exchanges, hands down. He is outstanding in every capacity. Terrific guy.
Mar 29, 2023
Shield CRE, Inc. - Managing Principal
I have used Greg for dozens of 1031 exchanges. He makes the process seamless and effortless for my clients. His experience and knowledge is a great asset to the people who work with him since he keeps up to date with any changes to 1031 exchange policies, extensions or new rules and guidelines we should be aware of.
Mar 29, 2023
Greg is a consummate professional. My experience with Greg is he takes time to fully understand the client’s objectives and offeres various solutions within the 1031 framework.
Sep 17, 2020
Account Executive
Do you know that person that you can count Greg Burns! He is a dependable, supportive, highly skilled partner that brings his “A“ game every time. We appreciate your expertise in the 1031 game.
Oct 21, 2019
I referred Greg to my clients selling in Sacramento. The process was very seamless and very professional. I will recommend Greg again to future clients wanting to do an exchange.
Mar 20, 2019
Vice President
Greg is great. He is easy to work with and has a wealth of knowledge about the 1031 exchange. He is a reliable individual and extremely intelligent, and also just a terrific person to work with.
Mar 20, 2019
Associate: Allred Hotel Group - Marcus & Millichap
Currently, I've engaged Greg as a resource to address 1031x and capital gains issues with a client, who's previous understanding of their situation meant pushing their plans years into the future, with no immediate availability to capitalize on strong market conditions today. With Greg's experience, we will be able to provide relevant information to assist in restructuring a viable plan that will allow the clients to move forward and accomplish their original ambition.
Feb 20, 2019
President, McAuliffe Financial Services Inc.
Greg Burns Is my go to person for all exchange related transactions.
Greg's ability to provide guidance in the most sophisticated exchange gives me great comfort in recommending him . I also appreciate his conversational style that allows him to take a complicated transaction and explain it in understandable terms. Great guy, great resource.
Feb 19, 2019
First Vice President Investments
Over the years, I have worked on numerous 1031 exchange transactions with Greg Burns. His knowledge, professionalism and promptness make him stand out from the rest. I always recommend him to all my clients and they are truly happy with the level of service they receive. He goes the extra mile for both clients and brokers. Recently we worked on a reverse exchange and he was very patient to explain the process and be there every step of the way.
Feb 19, 2019
Real Estate Attorney
Greg is an amazing resource and my go-to person for 1031 and real estate investment expertise. Greg has a wealth of knowledge in property transactions and analyzes issues with acumen that comes from years of experience and dedication to his profession. His expertise, professionalism, and responsiveness renders him a trustworthy partner. I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend Greg to any clients or personal contacts in handling their 1031 matter.
Feb 16, 2019
Escrow Officer
Greg Burns is extremely well versed in all areas of exchanges. Over the years Greg has become a trusted resource for information and guidance in our transactions. With easy access to Greg, you can count on him for immediate answers, advice and great service. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Greg Burns for all your exchange needs.
Feb 15, 2019
Escrow Officer
I have worked with Greg for many years. My clients are always extremely happy with his service and continue to use his company over and over again. His expertise and quick response times are very valuable to escrow transactions. I highly recommend him for your 1031 needs.
May 18, 2017
SVP Multifamily Investment Sales CBRE
I refer Greg to all of my clients considering a 1031 exchange. Greg is a professional, fully knows the 1031 process and is a pleasure to work with.
Jul 18, 2014
Senior Vice President
Greg is a true professional across the board. From his expertise in the 1031 arena, to his outstanding customer service, Greg is a true "value add" in all investment/exchange transactions. If you are intending a IRC 1031 on your investment real estate, I recommend contacting Greg immediately.
Jul 16, 2014
Regional Manager, Brokerage Firm
Greg has been a tremendous resource for me personally over the years, as well as, for our firm. He makes himself available at all times and is a is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of the exchange process. I've always viewed him an sound partner in dealing with clients and he proves me right every time.
May 29, 2014
Director, National Retail Group
I've known Greg for over ten years and originally met him as an Executive for Marcus & Millichap where I worked with 100's of agents on a variety of property closings. Today I work with Greg in an agent capacity where I refer Greg directly to clients rather than primarily agents. In both circumstances Greg has always added value to the person he speaks with. Greg's character will provide trust and certainty which are extremely important to the clients I refer to him. Greg will always be on the short list of people to refer when and exchange client is in need.
May 8, 2014
Associate Director
Greg is by far an away one of the most professional business people I know in the commercial real estate industry today. He is extremely receptive to his clients needs and is spot on when dealing with complex situations. When there is an issue regarding a 1031 or even something that comes up outside his area of expertise he is there to help find a solution and fast. My clients and I are extremely satisfied working with Greg and can't say enough about his high level professionalism. He is truly an expert in what he does and a pleasure to work with each and every time.

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