Business Escrow Service & 1031 Exchanges
Leverage a wealth of escrow and real estate expertise for your complex and commercial industrial escrow transactions. Our Commerce Escrow team brings intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the escrow business to anticipate obstacles and tailor solutions regardless of the situation. From start to finish, we strive to exceed your expectations by maintaining the utmost standards for reliability, responsibility, and excellence.
- Fast Response – Precision and Accuracy
With over 35 years of experience and an extensive knowledge of our industry and your goals, we’ve built a solid reputation as Professionals for Professionals.
- Speed Of Delivery – Teamwork and Experience
Our long relationships with banks, brokers, title companies, and messengers ensure a fast, precise response when precision is essential.
- Custom Solutions – Helping You Achieve Financial Success
Your dedicated specialist manages and customizes even the most complex transactions, especially when time is of the essence.
Opus’ Escrow Division: Commerce Escrow
All 1031 Exchange funds are held in a qualified escrow account by Commerce Escrow, a division of Opus Bank with over 35 years of experience in commercial and industrial escrow transactions. Each exchange account is segregated into its own escrow account to ensure funds are never commingled with anyone else’s. Opus Bank is also a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), so you can rest assured that your deposits are insured for the standard FDIC deposit insurance coverage limit of $250,000 per depositor, per ownership category.
Non-Real Property Holding Escrows
Did you know commerce Escrow also provides Non-Real Property Holding Escrows? A Holding Escrow doesn't involve the transfer of real estate. It's a two way agreement to hold funds or documents pending mutual instructions from the parties to the escrow.
With over 30 years of experience to assist with all your 1031 exchange needs, our RPM Investments team puts the security of your funds first. Your funds are held in a qualified escrow interest-bearing account for disbursal with all accrued interest credited directly to your exchange file. Be confident your money is working for you, even while it is waiting for your next investment.
Introduction to 1031 Exchanges
As a division of Opus Bank, RPM Investments®, Inc. is a qualified 1031 Exchange Accommodator. We can help qualify your transactions as a Deferred Exchange pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, or Section 1031 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. We understand that 1031 Exchanges are time sensitive and will work closely with Commerce Escrow’s escrow officers to ensure your exchange is successfully completed within the timeframes dictated by the IRS and California Revenue and Tax Code.
Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Code, you can defer payment of capital gains taxes on the sale of real property as long as you, the exchanger, through a qualified accommodator, purchase a replacement property within 180 days of the original sale date. See how you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the sale of your investment property.
SVP, Senior Managing Director of Escrow and Exchange
Senior Escrow Officer
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Keira L. Rawlinson, CES®
Certified Exchange Specialist
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Income Property Banking
Opus Bank's team of experienced Income Property Bankers have a thorough knowledge of today's multifamily and commercial real estate marketplace. If you're looking for permanent financing for a 5+ unit Apartment or other Commercial Real Estate Financing, our Income Property Banking team can tailor the right solution to meet your business objectives.
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*PENSCO Trust Company performs the duties of an independent custodian of assets for self-directed individual and business retirement accounts and does not provide investment advice, sell investments or offer any tax or legal advice. Clients or potential clients are advised to perform their own due diligence in choosing any investment opportunity as well as selecting any professional to assist them with an investment opportunity. Alternative investments are not FDIC insured and are subject to risk, including loss of principal. PENSCO is indirectly affiliated with a registered broker dealer and with a licensed small business investment company through Opus Bank (“Opus Affiliates”). Other than the Opus Affiliates, PENSCO is not affiliated with any financial professional, investment, investment sponsor, or investment, tax or legal advisor.