REIT Activity Booms With More Mergers, IPOs Ahead

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 8:01 PM EST) -- Real estate investment trusts are experiencing a flurry of activity and posted solid gains in February thanks to growing confidence in the economy, and experts say mergers, public offerings and capital grabs are likely to continue to increase this year despite an uncertain tax future.

Total returns for the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index showed a 4.7 percent gain in February after a 3.4 percent gain in January, according to the National Association of REITs, which attributed the growth to general improvement in the country's economic...
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