Mega Merger Ups the Stakes for REITs

Mega Merger Ups the Stakes for REITs

One of the big stories in the net lease REIT sector is the pending merger between the publicly traded American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) and Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE). The merger, which is set to close later this month, creates one super-sized entity. When the deal is complete, the new company will be the world’s largest net lease REIT with assets valued at $21.5 billion.

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