Green/Sustainable Commercial Real estate Investments for 1031 Exchange | Impact Investments

As you probably know, we are in the business of creating, sourcing and managing impact investments.  

And if you forgot, Impact Investments are investments that produce double or triple bottom line returns. In addition to financial yield you get either or both social and/or environmental yield.

We have been involved with almost a billion dollars worth of commercial and investment real estate in over 30 states.  Most of those properties and deals have been standard commercial real estate such as retail or industrial buildings or mobile home parks or apartment buildings.  And about 60% or so has been 1031 exchanges.

Now, we are combining our expertise in commercial and investment real estate and 1031 exchanges with our passion for impact investments.  There is no reason why we can't all make and have investments that make us feel good!

Here is a current impact investment real estate deal we are working on.

A client needs to place $1MM cash as part of a 1031 exchange and wants a passive income deal but would like it to additionally have double or triple bottom line returns.

We are looking in the green/LEED building space, adaptive reuse, wind/solar energy space, affordable housing and land / water conservation space.

Targeting 5-6% annual financial yield with additional social or environmental "impact" yields.  The client would love for the investment to be "sustainable, green or prevent climate change".

We also have several other clients and investment funds looking for "impact investments" in real estate so let me know what you have in the pipeline of ANY type and ANY size. We have several hundred million dollars looking for these deals over the next 6-24 months.

The 1031 exchange deals need to be fee simple ownership or DST structure but non-1031 exchange would be open to JV or LP participation.

Call/text me at 970-618-4086 or email at (yes dot CO)

Talk soon!

Photo by Shaun Dakin on Unsplash

Photo by Shaun Dakin on Unsplash

What would you fix?

On your way to work today what did you see? 

Sure: trees, cars, buildings, people. I am sure you saw some nice things and some bad things. 

What irked you? (Besides Fox News and even that story on NPR.) What did you see that you wish you could fix?  

What troubled you? What did you think about that you don't want your kids to have to deal with when they get older? 

On my way to work I saw a homeless guy. I saw several beat up cars. I saw a few run down buildings. I saw several buildings that have been vacant or for sale for years. I saw a stray dog running in traffic. I saw a house in an otherwise nice neighborhood with no siding on it, just house wrap (it has been that way for 5 years).  I saw leaves on the trees and flowers blooming at least 3-4 weeks early due to abnormally warm spring and winter. 

Of course I saw a bunch of awesome and beautiful things also. But those don't need changing or fixing. They are perfect. 

Some would say the other things are perfect too.  That they are in balance or in harmony. Sure.

But what if we could fix them? Make them better?

As individuals, it is easy to think those problems are too big or I don't have enough time or enough resources etc. But what about as a group?  

The #lovearmyforsomalia has raised $2.4 million and counting plus use of a jet to delivery food and supplies to famine ridden Somalia. They did this in just a few days via social media. 

And what about the collective of people who raised over $250,000 for the 80 year old street vendor still pushing his cart?

Someone saw a need and acted. They did not try to do it themselves. They enlisted others. And the impact was huge.  Small contributions added up. 

Yes, these were donations and gifts to the recipients.

However, how much more money could be raised if they were investments rather than gifts? 

If you had a choice to donate $100 or invest $100 what would you do?

Both make IMPACT. The donation provides a small tax break for you but otherwise is POOF. The investment would come back to you over time. You would get your money back plus a yield on the investment. 

Which would you choose? 

If you would rather invest than donate AND help solve big and small problems alike then join us. 

And if you care deeply enough about the things you saw on the way to work today to solve them, send us the problem. We will see if we can make an investment out of it and rally the troops.  

You don't have to go it alone. 


The Bureau of Impact is a new breed of investment vehicle. We are turning investing on its head. By using all the tricks and trades of Wall Street, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and crowdfunding we are making investments in the world's biggest problems but also in the direct lives of individuals and families.  Our inclusive funds provide individuals a way to invest alongside pensions, foundations and high net worth families into double and triple bottom line investments: people, planet, profit. 

Interested in joining the movement as a Field Agent or Special Agent?  Get on the list or follow @bureauofimpact 

Obsessed? - Why do I love these buildings so much?

When I see a building I like this, I get a tingling feeling. Giddy.  Excited.

Most would call this an eyesore or a teardown.

I see opportunity.

What can go here? What can we do with this? Who can use it? How beautiful and useful it can be!

Fortunately, we get the opportunity to work with owners and sellers of these buildings on a weekly basis.  We also get to work with the city staff and neighbors to make communities better.

Our real estate reuse and redevelopment services are provided by our national brokerage and development partner Andrus & Morgan Co..

Investment opportunities in these properties are provided here by Bureau of Impact. Find out more about triple bottom line real estate investments here or call 1-866-539-1777.

Reuse & Redevelopment Opportunities

Reuse & Redevelopment Opportunities



How NOT being a Vegetarian cost me $10,000

Did I eat too much meat?

Should I have eaten more vegetables?

Unfortunately, it was not that easy. It was not diet.

It was dumb decision making.

Many years ago, I purchased the website from a nice woman in Chicago.  I had a small publishing business and thought it would fit in nicely.  The site had lots of traffic and a decent following.

The only problem is that I was not a vegetarian.  This makes it hard to run a site about vegetarianism.

I learned this the hard way when I did a post about caesar salads and had major backlash about the dressing.  I had no clue that there were anchovies in caesar dressing!

Now with Bureau of Impact I know better.  I know about investments.  I know about risk.  I know about the environment and social causes. And it is not really about the money either.  It is about making an Impact and my mark in the world.

(Sorry Missy.  I'll do better this time.)