Can You 1031 Exchange Property in Two Different Industries?

1031 Exchange Industries

1031 exchanges are very versatile and allow you to exchange out of and into different market segments. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can 1031 exchange from one industry into another.


When it comes to 1031 exchanges, one of the most important rules you need to follow is that all property involved needs to be like-kind. Thankfully, the term “like-kind” in the realm of real estate is very broadly construed. Nearly all qualified real estate is considered like-kind to all other qualified real property. That means you can do a like-kind exchange from a relinquished property in one industry into a replacement property in a completely different industry – so long as you meet all the other requirements.

An Example

Let’s say you own an apartment complex and you are interested in selling that property and getting into another market segment. You could sell your apartment complex in a 1031 transaction, and roll your sales proceeds into a hotel (your replacement property). This showcases the versatility of the 1031 exchange.

1031 Exchanges in St. Paul, MN

1031 exchanges offer a fantastic way to defer your capital gains tax when you sell real estate. Instead of writing a check to the government, you can move your hard-earned money into a continued investment and keep your money working for you over time. At Commercial Partners Exchange Company, our qualified intermediaries have over twenty years of experience facilitating 1031 exchanges of all shapes and sizes. Contact us today to set up a time to chat about your 1031 exchange and see how we can help you save money on your next real estate transaction.

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