Ken Palmen

Ken dove into the world of 1031 Exchange by co-founding and heading up a Qualified Intermediary company in Denver in 2012. In early 2019, he and the McCabe family saw a mutual opportunity for him to sell his firm to ERG and come aboard. Ken has been a Certified Exchange Specialist (CES)® since 2016 and currently serves on the CES Council, a national group affiliated with the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), which is dedicated to furthering Qualified Intermediary awareness, expertise and ethics.

A Colorado native, Ken ventured to Arizona long enough to earn dual undergraduate degrees from ASU, to find his bride (also a Colorado kid) and to realize there’s no place like Colorful Colorado. Since returning in the mid-90s, Ken has been a member of several executive teams in the greater Denver area, has earned an MBA from Regis University and has reveled in the fatherhood of two fantastic children. In his free time he enjoys all things soccer and taking in many of the activities Colorado is famous for with family, friends and the family dog, Nellie.

Speaking Topic

The Wealth-Building Power and Flexibility of 1031 Exchanges

Dan McCabe and Ken Palmen bring 50+ years of Qualified Intermediary experience to this discussion of how investors can utilize IRC Section 1031 and “1031 Like-Kind Exchanges” to accelerate wealth, increase income and establish a legacy.