Dino Champagne is Vice President and Division Manager of Asset Preservation, Inc. (API) with over 17 years experience in the Qualified Intermediary industry servicing Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Prior to joining API she spent 14 years as a commercial real estate broker handling sales and lease negotiations and 15 years with a major bank as an Assistant Vice President and commercial lending officer.
Ms. Champagne has a deep understanding of IRC Section 1031. Attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, real estate professionals, escrow officers, lenders, and investors consistently seek her guidance to help them navigate the “ins and outs” of the exchange process for real property and highly complex parking arrangement exchanges (reverse, improvement and reverse/improvement transactions).
Dino is a frequent speaker and panelist for real estate and trade associations, real estate investment clubs, podcasts, radio shows, as well as industry conventions for both the California Association of REALTORS® and the California Escrow Association. She has given over 2000 tax-deferred exchange seminars, including a presentation to the Long Beach office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Her professional affiliations are varied and include Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), an affiliate member of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Los Angeles and Southern California chapters, American Escrow Association (AEA), California Escrow Association (CEA). She has served on the Board of Directors for CREW Los Angeles and Inland Empire, CCIM Southern California.
Asset Preservation, a subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a leader in 1031 exchange companies in Los Angeles. API is a respected national leader in 1031 exchange qualified intermediary companies, efficiently facilitating over 180,000 exchanges throughout the United States since 1990.