Martin Edwards, commonly known as Marty Edwards, joined Accruit through Accruit's purchase of North Star Deferred Exchange from BMO Financial Group in October of 2011. Marty started North Star in early 1998 and brings over 35 years’ experience in the field of land trust and tax deferred exchange administration.
A 1977 graduate of the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., Marty has written and spoken extensively on the subject of tax deferred exchanges. Marty is a Certified Exchange Specialist® through the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. Marty is a current member and past board member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Property Committee and serves on the board of directors for the Land Trust Council of Illinois.
Marty’s publications include “Tax-Free Exchange of Real Estate” (Real Estate Financing. Matthew Bender & Company, 2004), Land Trust Administration (IICLE, 1999) and Kenoe on Land Trusts (IICLE, 1999). His articles have appeared in The Compleat Lawyer, a publication of the American Bar Association; the Real Estate Finance Journal, a Warren Gorham Lamont publication; the Communiqué, the Official Magazine of the Women’s Council of Realtors; the ISBA Real Property Newsletter; the DCBA Brief, the DuPage County Bar Journal, and author of the IICLE Handbook on Land Trust Administration. He has also lectured on the subject for events sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association; the Illinois Banker Association; the Office of the Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate; the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Bar Association and various local bar associations.
Marty has lectured at events sponsored by the National Business Institute, the national McDonald’s CPA Conference, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Banker Association, Office of the Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Community Investment Corporation, PwC, BDO Seidman, and Chicago Bar Association.
In his time away from the office, Marty is an avid reader who enjoys playing basketball and tennis, spending time with his family and he is an active volunteer at the Northfield Township Food Pantry, a non-profit organization that fights hunger and serves the Illinois communities of Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield.