Tenants in Common 1031 exchanges seem to have become the preserve of today’s aging baby boomer generation. In 2002, when Revenue Procedure 2002-22 was issued, 10 to 15 sponsors sold $356 million in TIC investments. In 2005, a survey of the members of the Tenant-In-Common Organization, a trade organization of composed of TIC sponsors, estimates that over $4 billion in TIC investments will be sold in 2005 by 65 sponsors. Allstates1031.com reports:

The tricky part of exchanging into a TIC interest is the timing. Under the deferred exchange rules, the taxpayer must identify replacement property within 45 days and close within 180 days. With the TIC industry so hot, many TIC deals sell out immediately. Working with a qualified intermediary that has numerous contacts with TIC brokers can help to ensure that the taxpayer gets into the investment.

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