A power of direction refers to persons or entities having the authority to direct the trustee to convey, execute a mortgage, distribute proceeds of sale or financing, and execute documents incidental to the execution of a land trust.
The following is an example of a state statute governinig power of direction:
Sec. 15. Fiduciary duties of holders of the power of direction. The power of direction, unless provided otherwise in the land trust agreement, is conferred upon the holders thereof for the use and benefit of all of the holders of the beneficial interest in the land trust. In exercising the power of direction, the holders are presumed to act in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of all holders of the beneficial interest in the trust, unless otherwise provided in the land trust agreement. The beneficial interest shall be indefeasible and the power of direction shall not be so exercised to alter, amend, revoke, terminate, defeat, or otherwise affect or change the enjoyment of any beneficial interest.