At Crawford 1031 Advisors, we are solely focused on the securitized 1031 exchange. We believe that investment real estate requires focus and due diligence to make sure that each property is well positioned to maximize long term growth. We know existing and upcoming DST product and have access to a wide range of funds, all designed to get our clients the very best, most suitable options for their future.

What can we do for you?

  • Assess what you currently own and recommend diversification and suitable investment options that fit your financial needs
  • Work with your exchange team, including your CPA, financial advisor, real estate broker and qualified intermediary, through the entire exchange process and match you with the most suitable DST properties for your needs
  • Follow your investment through the life of your ownership
  • Help you transfer to another DST upon sale, if needed


Amanda Steele BioAmanda spent her early career in strategic communications and public affairs work. Once her three boys were stabilized at school and at home, she jumped to help her husband with his wealth management firm, Weston Banks Wealth Partners.

Early 1031 DST educators, Amanda and her husband worked together to expand the 1031 DST space within North Carolina and the Southeast. They watched – and learned from – the very first full-cycle DSTs after the 2008 economic crisis. Today, due to the overwhelming volume of 1031 property sales in today’s marketplace, the DST demand has increased dramatically and so has the need for dedicated professionals in this space. Amanda established Crawford 1031 Advisors devoted exclusively to 1031 exchange investments. Amanda is passionate about educating her clients, tax professionals, financial advisors, and the investment community at large about the benefits of securitized real estate investments and the value in preserving a generation of hard work for the next.

Amanda is an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds FINRA series 22 and 63 licenses.


Amanda Pearson BioAmanda Pearson is First Vice President at Crawford 1031 Advisors. Her role focuses on operations development and management for 1031 exchanges, client services, and marketing.

Amanda is an 11-year veteran in Client Services and Operations, in fields ranging from the financial industry to the software industry and even the hospitality industry. As a Psychology graduate of North Carolina State University, Amanda began her journey in the financial services industry in 2010 and is known for helping, educating, and supporting clients as they develop strategic investment plans for the future. Having held client services positions in various industries, Amanda is very detail-oriented and highly effective at tailoring her skills to meet the needs of a wide range of clients.

Along with First Vice President of Crawford 1031 Advisors, Amanda also carries the titles of wife and mom. She currently resides in Apex, North Carolina with her charismatic husband, Andrew, and two young daughters, Tatum and Logan. You can find them cheering on the Wolfpack and Carolina Hurricanes on the weekends or, of course, at the nearest park soaking up the Carolina sunshine.