Suburban Chicago Commercial Real Estate Forum - June 7, 2017

Join us at the Suburban Chicago Commercial Real Estate Forum on Wednesday, June 7 at the Inland Real Estate Campus in Oak Brook, IL.

Accruit CEO Brent Abrahm will be speaking about the House Republican Tax Reform Blueprint and its potential impact to like-kind exchanges. Speakers will also include George Relias, Partner, Relias & Tsonis, LLC, Alison Hastings, Vice President, Inland Valuation & Advisory, LLC, John Carpenter, President & CEO, Choose DuPage,  Brandon Frankel, Sr. Market Analyst, CoStar Group and...

ELFA Capitol Connections 2017, May 17-18

Executives from Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) member companies will convene in Washington, D.C. on May 17 and 18 to educate members of Congress and select White House administration officials about the contributions that the equipment finance industry makes to the United States economy. Over the course of two days, ELFA members will have more than 150 meetings with Senate and House offices and executive branch agencies to advocate in issues affecting the equiopment leasing and finance industry.

As ELFA members, Accruit CEO Brent Abrahm will attend along with PwC partner Randa Barsoum to meet with legislators around matters specific to the preservation of 1031 ...

AED Financial/HR Symposium 2017, April 26-28

Accruit is participating in the AED Financial/HR Symposium 2017 in Miami this week where equipment distributors will be learning about best practices, receiving regulatory and legal updates, and discussing the latest ideas in the areas of finance and human resources.

Among the speakers at the conference will be Commander Kirk S. Lippold, of the United States Navy, who was the commanding officer of the USS Cole on October 12, 2000, when the ship was bombed by Al-Qaeda terrorists. An exemplary leader in the face of extreme circumstances, Commander Lippold will speak about the Five Pillars of Leadership.

Accruit's Vice President of Service Operations, Steve Chacon, will speak on the topic of dealer pass throughs, in which equipment owners combine trade-in treatment with ...

Accruit’s Edwards Featured at Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Last month, Accruit EVP and General Counsel, Martin Edwards, was the featured speaker for ATG Trust’s accredited Continuing Legal Education series. Edwards’ presentation, “Section 1031 Exchanges - The Basics and Beyond,” was one of the highest attended ATG Legal Education seminars ever. The presentation material included subject matter expertise accumulated during Edwards' 30+ years of administering tax-deferred exchanges. Topics included:

  • The basic rules of § 1031 exchanges;
  • The types of exchanges available to your clients;
  • Properly structuring § 1031 exchanges to meet your clients' specific needs; and
  • Strategies for deferring as much capital gain taxes as possible.

The webinar is available to attorneys and non-attorneys on-demand and at no cost through the ATG Legal Education portal. For login information, please email

Accruit & PwC Participate in AED Washington Fly-In, April 4-6, 2017

Soon, Congress will propose sweeping tax reform legislation. The new tax policies will have a direct bearing on the heavy equipment industry and play a big role in how equipment dealers operate.

Accruit and PwC will again join the effort as the AED's Preferred Providers of Like-Kind Exhanges to advocate on behalf of AED members for sensible, pro-growth tax policies that benefit American businesses. Accruit CEO, Brent Abrahm, and PwC Tax Partner, Dave Fowler, will spend the three days at the ...

FEA 2017 Mid-Year Meeting and Hill Visit, February 27 - March 1, 2017

Tax reform is on the horizon, but little is known about what shape that will take or when it will take place. Few of our elected officials have ever run a business, so it is our responsibility to educate them on how tax reform may impact American businesses and the economy as a whole. Like-kind exchanges benefit millions of American investors and businesses every year, encourage business expansion and help keep dollars moving in the U.S. economy.

FEA President, Steve...

Accruit at AED Summit and Condex 2017 - Chicago, IL

January 10-13, 2017

AED preferred providers of 1031 exchange services, Accruit and PwC partner to provide over 75 AED members with 1031 ...

Join Us at the 55th Annual ELFA Convention

Accruit, PwC and Ritchie Bros. kicked off the 55th ELFA Annual Convention Saturday night at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, California with a party of casino games and networking preceding the official opening of the conference today.

Come see us in Booth #15 to discuss 1031 like-kind exchange programs as well as the latest tax reform proposals and their potential impact on your business.

Federation of Exchange Accommodators – The Road Ahead

Last month the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) held its annual conference in Las Vegas.  The FEA is the national organization that represents professionals engaged in the practice of facilitating like-kind exchanges, known as qualified intermediaries (QIs).  The FEA also counts as members, professionals not acting as QIs, but providing important services related to Section 1031 transactions.  This year, economic expansion has resulted in higher attendance numbers, translating into one of the biggest conferences in recent memory.

This year’s meeting provided a...

FEA Honors Nine Individuals with 2016 President's Award

At the Federation of Exchange Accommodator's recent Annual Conference, the organization presented the President's Award to nine individuals for their continued support of the FEA's mission to support and grow the 1031 like-kind exchange industry.

Honored with the President's Award were  Accruit CEO, Brent Abrahm; Suzanne Goldstein-Baker, CES®; Lucas Ecklund-Baker; David A. Brown, CES®; Mary Cunningham, CES ®; David E. Franasiak; Max Hansen, CES®; William Horan, CES®; and John Wunderlich.

Read more about the 2016 FEA President's Award.


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