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.
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.
Apr 29, 2014
Title Representative
Greg Burns has done several 1031 Exchange presentations for me and my clients are completely impressed with his knowlege of his job as well as the company. I personally enjoy taking him out on presentations and wish I could utilize him on a weekly basis. I am currently working on more offices and will definetly utilize Greg to my fullest needs in 1031 Exchange.
Apr 28, 2014
Apartment Broker, Brookfield Partners at KW Commercial
Greg has assisted me over the last 12 years in multiple 1031 exchanges. He is always available for consultation and is one of the most knowledgeable exchange professionals in the business. I would wholeheartedly recommend Greg Burns for anyone considering an exchange company.
Apr 28, 2014
1st Vice President / Commercial Real Estate Lender
Greg Burns is one of the most knowledgeable 1031 exchange professionals in the industry. Greg is effective and provides excellent customer service.
Apr 26, 2014
Broker/Owner at Sellstate Executive Realty
Greg is a great trainer with very valuable information regarding not only the process of the 1031 Exchange, but also how to find and market to those that could use this IRS tax code to build wealth. I would highly recommend that you use this services whenever the need arises!
Apr 25, 2014
Sales Executive
I have been in title sales for more than 25 years and I leverage the best of the best. In the 1031 Exchange world, that's Greg Burns and IPX.
He is a straight shooter and guides my clients on the steps of successfully closing an exchange. Do yourself a favor and put Greg to the test.

Stan De Genaro
VP Sales - Los Angeles
Fidelity National Title
Apr 25, 2014
Instructor, "Commercial RE Investment & Analysis- CA Commercial RE Broker
Greg Burns of “IPX Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc.”; on a very short notice, delivered an outstanding presentation of various scenarios of exchanges.

I have been in the commercial RE business for 30 years, however, together with many students in my class had to hold a note pad and wrote many of the precious information that Mr. Burns provided. Greg’s style of information delivery is outstanding and kept the 50 audiences on the edge of their seats for over 2 hours!

With the strength of being a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (a Fortunate 500 Company) and the depth as well as the broad-spectrum of knowledge Greg demonstrated, I recommend Mr. Burns and his Company to any investor seeking help in any form of exchange.

IPX1031 Southern California - Team Members