About Midland 1031

The Midland 1031 Difference

The Midland 1031 team has over 50 years of combined experience. We have two Certified Exchange Specialists® on staff. Midland 1031 can handle all exchanges, no matter how simple or complex. We are a proud member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA). We facilitate exchanges across the United States, ranging from under $10K to over $10M. Midland has processed over 15,000 exchanges nationwide with over 7,500 of those occurring in Florida in the last 25 years.

At Midland, it is our priority to facilitate the exchange with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. We provide professional, personalized service to our clients and industry colleagues. We value our clients and the relationship that we establish with them. Our clients have a dedicated member of the 1031 team that will work with them on the exchange from beginning to end. You will be working with someone who not only knows your exchange transaction, they know you. This level of service has enabled us to build relationships that last beyond the 180-day exchange period.

When you are ready to experience the Midland 1031 difference, contact us. Our consultations are free, and we would be grateful for the opportunity to earn your business.

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Personalized Service

We value our clients and the relationship that we establish with them. At Midland 1031, our clients have a dedicated member of the 1031 team that will work with them on the exchange from beginning to end. You will be working with someone who not only knows your exchange transaction, they know you.


Midland 1031 maintains a fidelity bond and a professional insurance policy from a leading, independent insurance underwriter to protect our clients and the funds they entrust to us.


We have facilitated exchanges all over the United States and have handled exchanges ranging from under $100K to over $10M.

Safekeeping Of Client Information

Midland 1031 uses a combination of methods to ensure the security of client information. These security measures include a firewall, encryption, a rigorous internal password policy, lockout hours where the systems are shut down, an offsite backup (in preparation of hurricanes), and a locked location for our servers. We also have a professional shredding service to dispose of important documentation.

What is a CES®?

The CES® designation was established in 2003. It is recognized as the mark of professionalism and knowledge in the 1031 exchange industry. To earn the designation of Certified Exchange Specialist®, candidates must demonstrate knowledge of exchange rules and competency in performing the critical and ethical activities of a qualified intermediary. The CES® exam also assesses the candidates’ proficiency not only in theory, but also in practice.

A CES® Designee is among an elite corps of exchange practitioners in the United States. The designation is an invaluable resource to clients during the exchange transaction. Once the designation is earned, there is a strong commitment to continuing education to keep abreast of changes in an evolving and dynamic industry.

Why Select a Certified Exchange Specialist® to Facilitate Your 1031 Exchange?


The Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) administers a voluntary certification and continuing education program that awards the professional designation of Certified Exchange Specialist® (CES®). Those individuals who meet specific work experience criteria and pass a comprehensive examination on exchange laws and procedures. Those who pass this examination are awarded the CES® designation.

Certified Exchange Specialists®:

  • through years of service and a comprehensive examination, have demonstrated that they possess a high level of knowledge and experience;
  • are committed to the professionalism, high standards of conduct, and ethical business practices of the 1031 exchange industry;
  • continue to stay current with changes in IRC § 1031, relevant regulations, case laws, and other developments affecting your exchange; and
  • must meet an on-going continuing education requirement set by the CES® Council.

Because Section 1031 exchanges are complex transactions, the CES® designation is an important indicator of an accommodator’s experience and knowledge. It demonstrates that the professional chosen has met the criteria necessary to perform exchange transactions accurately and ethically.

Midland 1031 is proud to have two CES® designees on staff.

Meet the Midland 1031 Team

Meet our 1031 exchange team of experts! Our team has years of experience and have completed 1000s of exchanges nationwide. We also have two Certified Exchange Specialists® (CES®) on staff to ensure a smooth and successful exchange. Get to know the Midland 1031 team below!

Dave Owens, Founder

Dave Owens


Theresa Knower, President

Theresa Knower, CES


Janet Davis, 1031 Exchange Senior Associate

Janet Davis, CCIM

1031 Exchange Senior Associate

Samantha Tennant, 1031 Exchange Associate

Samantha Tennant

1031 Exchange Associate

Deanna Moore, Administrative Assistant

Deanna Moore

Administrative Assistant

Contact Midland 1031 or Schedule a Free Consultation

Serving clients nationwide with offices in Florida and Illinois. Contact us by filling out the form or call 239-333-1031.