The first quarter TICTALK newsletter put out by Omni Brokerage had some interesting information. The TIC industry rasied $3.2 billion in 2005, up from $1.8 billion in 2004, an 82% increase. Omni projects the TIC industry will raise $5.5 billion in 2006, a 70% increase over 2005's record. Omni's information survey covered 68 TIC sponsors. The major property types were office and multi-family. The Other category which accounted for 1% of assets in 4Q 2004, jumped to 21% of money raised in 4Q 2005. This category included oil and gas, hotels, assisted living and self storage. Not sure what to make of this other than it's likely sponsors attempting to find properties that will throw off enough yield to make their programs marketable.