Founded by Ken Tharp in 2007, the mission of Iowa Equity Exchange is to serve investors and business property owners with integrity, precision, and security. As a real estate investor since 1979, Ken has been in your shoes; he has realized the benefits of Section 1031 exchanges for his own real estate portfolio He has also experienced the same concerns you may have about whether his exchange was being handled properly and whether his funds would be readily available when they were needed.

After starting Iowa Equity Exchange to serve investors and business owners, the company has grown to become a trusted partner to many in the business, real estate, legal, and accounting fields. In demonstration of his commitment to professionalism and continuing education, in 2016 Ken earned the designation of Certified Exchange Specialist®

Our pledge to you:

  • Your exchange will be handled with integrity and precision
  • The funds in your account will remain secure
  • Your funds will be 100% liquid throughout the exchange period