Margo assumed the helm of 1031 CORP. in 1994. She is a Certified Exchange Specialist® (CES®) with over two decades of experience in the 1031 exchange industry. She has been involved in exchange transactions of various size and complexity involving real and personal property, including delayed, reverse and improvement exchanges. Margo is a respected author and speaker and regularly presents seminars and continuing education courses nationwide to educate investors, business owners and their advisors on the benefits of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.
Margo’s extensive work on behalf of the 1031 exchange industry includes spearheading efforts to launch a national certification and continuing education program for exchange practitioners and serving as founding chair of the Certified Exchange Specialist® (CES®) Certification Council of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), the national trade association for exchange practitioners. She also served on the Board of Directors for the FEA and again since 2011. She is also a past president of the FEA and serves on several committees. In 2003, she was presented with the first ever FEA President’s Award and in 2008, she was honored with “The Margo McDonnell Certified Exchange Specialist® Perpetual Award for Outstanding Service” by the CES® Certification Council.
She recently served on the Board of Directors of the Suburban West REALTORS® Association, (SWRA), the largest REALTOR® association in Pennsylvania, and also serves on the Advisory Council of their Commercial Chapter. In 2016, she was invited to become a member of The Counselors of Real Estate.