Hugh Pollard has acted as a Qualified Intermediary since 1994, helping clients increase their wealth by deferring taxes through a Section 1031 “Starker” exchange. Based in the Chicago office of Investment Property Exchange Services (IPX1031), Hugh is the Manager for the Reverse and Improvement Exchange Division and also serves as Exchange Counsel for IPX1031. He is a frequent lecturer and author on 1031 Exchanges.
Hugh served two terms as President of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), the industry trade association, and currently serves on its Governmental Affairs Committee. He holds the designation of Certified Exchange Specialist®, which is conferred by the FEA. In 2009 he received the “Margo McDonnell Certified Exchange Specialist® Perpetual Award” in recognition of his service to the 1031 Exchange industry.
Prior to joining IPX1031, Hugh was the Midwest Regional Manager for another national Intermediary company. His experience includes work as a Trust Officer with ATG Trust Company in Chicago, where he handled 1031 exchanges and land trusts. Before moving to the trust company, he was an underwriting attorney and managed the Escrow/Exchange Department for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Hugh also has nine years experience in private practice, concentrating on real estate and corporate transactions, and is a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association. He has his J.D. (with honors) from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, his M.B.A. from DePaul University, Chicago, and his B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago.