By preserving 1031 like-kind exchanges in the midst of calls for tax reform, legislators will help small business owners and investors, writes Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner in an opinion piece for Crain’s Chicago Business.com today.
Titled, “Tax reform noble but hands off like-kind exchanges,” Wagner outlines several reasons why the elimination of like-kind exchanges would be detrimental to the economy and to individuals.
Wagner is the senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance organizations.
Active in the real estate industry since 2004, Wagner has been involved in all levels of the REALTOR® organization, with a particular focus on commercial real estate and government affairs efforts. In 2016, he served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
On the national level, Wagner has been actively involved with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He currently serves as the 2016 Commercial Liaison for NAR and is the immediate past chair of the Commercial Legislation and Regulatory Advisory Board.