Improvement / Build-to-Suit Exchanges

An improvement exchange occurs when a taxpayer wants to acquire replacement property and build improvements on it during the exchange period. This usually happens when the taxpayer determines that he or she will have exchange funds in excess of the cost of the replacement property. The excess equity is used to construct improvements on the replacement property.

Why work with First American?

  • We have offices throughout the country with many attorneys and Certified Exchange Specialists® on staff.
  • Your Qualified Intermediary will handle your exchange funds with care and trust, offering financial strength, experience and nationwide service, along with solid credentials in facilitating tax-deferred exchanges.
  • First American Exchange strictly deposits exchange funds with FDIC-insured institutions that have investment-grade ratings (or are subsidiaries of investment-grade institutions). First American’s Treasury team closely monitors the financial stability of these institutions. We do not invest any exchange funds in securities.
  • We maintain a multimillion-dollar fidelity bond and a professional liability insurance policy from a leading independent insurance underwriter.

What do we offer?

  • Bilingual staff and brochures in variety of languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese
  • Online ordering 24 hours a day.
  • Assurance that transactions are handled by knowledgeable, experienced staff members.

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