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Meet Our Team

Our staff includes real estate brokers, licensed attorneys, former financial advisers and investment analysts. Over the past 28 years, we safely processed billions of dollars in successful 1031 exchanges.

The 1031X process is proactive and detail-oriented!

You’ll work with a team focused on safety, tax-compliance, and convenience.

<strong>Sean M. Ross</strong>
Sean M. RossExecutive Director
Sean earned his B.S. in Economics and Political Economy from Regis University. He spent the next 10 years working as a retail banker, financial planner, and editor for various financial publications. Sean bylined more than 3,000 articles on the topics of personal investment, taxes, debt, real estate, and private capital.
<strong>Christopher T. Sayre</strong>
Christopher T. SayreCo-Founder
Vice President Emeritus
Christopher Sayre has an MBA in Business Administration specializing in finance from the University of Denver and is a licensed Realtor in Colorado. In the past, Chris has worked in financial planning for both start-up ventures and fortune 100 companies. Chris co-founded 1031x.com, Inc. (1031X) in 1994 and has financed small and large commercial real estate projects–helping clients defer their capital gains taxes.
<strong>Steve Hickox</strong>
Steve HickoxCo-Founder
President Emeritus
Steven Hickox emigrated to Colorado in 1973 attending Colorado State University and graduating with a degree in Economics in 1977. He then attended University of Colorado Law School and received a JD in 1980. In 1981, He was admitted to the Federal and Colorado Bar. In 1994, he founded 1031x.com, Inc. (1031X), Inc. and holds an active law and real estate broker license in the State of Colorado.
<strong>Michael A. Eloranto</strong>
Michael A. ElorantoAdvanced Exchange Specialist michael@1031x.com
Michael moved to Colorado after earning a B.A. from Plattsburgh State University, New York. He then attended the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1999, and was admitted to the Federal, Colorado, and Washington state bars. Michael has nearly 20 years of experience in the 1031 exchange industry, including direct experience structuring hundreds of client exchanges, teaching continuing education classes and presentations for real estate and finance professionals, and authoring articles for industry publications.
<strong>Scott A. Davis</strong>
Scott A. DavisExchange Coordinator scott@1031x.com
Growing up in the Midwest, Scott earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Winona State University, Minnesota. He has decades of experience in the capital markets, including mortgage lending, commercial title, and commercial property spaces. Before joining 1031X, Scott worked for Bank One N.A, Stewart Title of Denver, Acopia Capital Group, and New Penn Financial Group. On his down time he enjoys the outdoors, sporting events, traveling and good company.
<strong>Denise Warfield</strong>
Denise WarfieldOperations Manager
Denise grew up in Long Island, New York and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Jacksonville University, Florida. Upon graduation, she received a commission in the US Navy serving eight years as a Naval Officer. Following her military career, she worked as a Consumer Credit/Financial Counselor. Denise is now a lead point of contact for deferring capital gains tax at 1031X. In her spare time, you can usually find her at a football game, lacrosse match or equestrian event with her husband and two children.

Our Investors Say

“Sean at 1031x.com did a great job for me, regarding the sale and purchase of rental properties in Minneapolis and Denver. He was easy to get a hold of and explained everything thoroughly for me; which made the process effortless. I will recommend 1031x.com to everyone!”


“I have known Steve for 25 years, and have worked with everyone in the company, and I will never use anyone else for a 1031 exchange. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful; 1031x.com always provides the most up to date and easy to understand information, which can be a difficult task being that the IRS isn’t always that easy to understand!”


“Matt did a great job. Quick, professional, and easy to work with!”


“Everyone at 1031x.com is very knowledgeable. They are all very efficient and everything was done in a timely manner. 1031x.com was very easy to work with and they know the IRS rules very well.”


“Very knowledgeable, always answered questions quickly and accurately. Would definitely use again!”


“Great working in the past with Steve. Saved me thousands of dollars in a previous transaction which has created me as a loyal client.”


“Denise, Steve, and Chris have always provided me exceptional service on my and my clients’ exchanges. I did my very first exchanges with Steve many years ago.”

CHARLIE GERRETSON, Gerretson Realty, Inc | Denver, CO

“I own a real estate firm of 450 agents and all of them go to 1031x.com. They are extremely knowledgeable and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do the transactions. Great job guys!”

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Trusted Partners

Throughout the years we have built a strong network of trusted partners. Together we steward our investors towards financial security.


1031x.com has been protecting our clients’ investments for 25 years. Every step you’ll take during your exchange is designed around safety,
tax-compliance, and convenience.

We are here to answer any question you may have.  An Exchange Coordinator will be in contact with you within 2 business days.