Ken Tharp, President

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®


Lindsey Harrelson, Exchange Officer

Lindsey Harrelson joined Iowa Equity Exchange in 2019. Lindsey is Ken’s daughter and grew up thoroughly immersed in real estate. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in International Communications from the American University of Paris, and her immediate background includes writing, editing, marketing, website content editing, and publication production.

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