Your goal is to build wealth by accumulating and protecting your assets. Our mission at Asset Preservation, Inc. (API) is to help you meet that goal through our expert knowledge of 1031 exchanges – powerful strategies for mitigating capital gain tax liability.

Many investors are becoming aware that the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provides a vehicle for deferring capital gain taxes while disposing of investment property. This vehicle is the IRC Section 1031 exchange.

As a leading national 1031 exchange company (qualified intermediary), Asset Preservation is committed to providing its exchange customers with unmatched service and the highest level of security available in the 1031 exchange industry. From the customer’s first contact with an API representative, API’s professional exchange counselors, attorneys and accountants work together to meet the customer’s service needs in order to ensure a smooth transaction with no surprises. In the background, API management maintains tight financial controls and multi-layered security systems necessary to provide a level of comfort and the quality of performance relied on by sophisticated investors and Corporate America; we call it “The API Advantage.”

Our Vision

Excelling as the premier IRC Section 1031 qualified intermediary company nationally by delivering superb service and the highest levels of proceed security and value-added solutions from the industry’s foremost experts.

The API Advantage

Established in 1990, API has successfully facilitated over 175,000 real and personal property exchanges and is recognized as one of the leading qualified intermediaries in the nation.
  • API’s Exchange Counselors, attorneys and accountants provide personal attention to each exchange.
  • API’s specialized Commercial Division staff handles complex exchange transactions where sophistication, speed and institutional flexibility are needed to get the job done.
  • API is a member in good standing of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), the tax-deferred exchange industry’s only national trade organization.
  • API’s staff is available for free consultation regarding all §1031 exchange matters.
  • API’s website includes the ability to initiate a tax deferred exchange 24/7.
  • API maintains fidelity bond coverage, Errors & Omissions coverage and has implemented other protections for its customers that go beyond the typical protections offered by other qualified intermediaries.
  • API is a member of the Stewart Family of companies under the umbrella of Stewart Information Services Corporation (SISCO), a NYSE publicly traded company. Upon request, Stewart issues a Letter of Assurance (LOA) to each of API’s exchange customers. Under the terms of this LOA, SISCO assures API’s performance of its obligations under its Exchange Agreement. The coverage provided by the LOA is not limited to a specific dollar amount like a bond or Errors & Omissions coverage.
  • Exchange funds are not commingled with API’s Operating Accounts. API offers multiple investment options to suit our customer’s needs. In addition, our customers may request that API obtain their notarized signature for the movement of funds – an additional security feature.


Our Happy API Clients

“WOW – This is the BEST SERVICE I’ve ever experienced.”

“I am so pleased I decided to have you handle this exchange. I know that your actions were always by-the-book and above reproach. I am so very thankful for that! I will refer anyone considering a 1031 exchange to you. Thanks, Carol”
– Carol

I have never been so satisfied and grateful working with a company that their staff are ALWAYS available, courteous, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable in their field…AND on the ball! I have already told several business colleagues about Asset Preservation. Thanks to you, I was able to successfully complete several 1031 exchanges. Thank you for taking my call, answering all my questions, and following through immediately.
Marina F., California
I wish all real estate transactions were handled in this professional manner. You have me for life as long as you maintain this high level of customer satisfaction. Your counselors never hesitated to answer my questions and ALWAYS seemed to go the extra mile to make sure everything was 100%. I have recommended you to my associates and friends and will continue to do so. Best wishes, Mike.
Mike P., Maryland
Your work and service was seamless. There wasn’t one moment of any concern. Your follow up & reminders made me feel like my mother was beside me. Thank you.
Alan W., New Jersey
Your entire team was always helpful, always professional and extremely well advised of all conditions and procedures for 1031 exchanges. I particularly found API’s command of the subject matter and the simple way complex issues were explained to me invaluable to my investments and overall planning. On a scale of 1-5, asked above, I would give API a 6 and have recommend your company to many friends and associates. Thank you.
Rick S., New York
If I could give 100 stars for support and attention to detail I definitely would. Your team did a great job. This was our first experience using a professional exchange company, and we were very pleased with how your representatives responded to our questions. The process was accurately described to us when we joined the process and things happened in the order and time frame we expected. The speed of support and attention to detail is quite phenomenal. You will be extremely pleased.
Jim B., California
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API Can Deliver On Time

Asset Preservation is available to set up your exchange at the last minute! We can often set up a new 1031 exchange, converting an otherwise taxable sale into a deferred transaction, within a matter of hours. A properly structured exchange provides an investor with up to 45 calendar days to potentially find suitable replacement property.
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