Public REIT Market Poised For Bustling M&A Run

Law360, New York (April 9, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Simon Property Group Inc.'s proposed $16.8 billion hostile takeover of Macerich Co. may have failed to get off the ground, but experts say that a hunger for liquidity, attractive tax rules and low interest rates have poised the public real estate investment market for lively mergers and acquisitions activity in the coming months.

The spinoffs and conversions that have been cropping up in the real estate investment trust sector are far from leveling off, given an attractive mix of financial factors, according to attorneys, who noted the recent bust of the proposed tie-up of rival shopping mall operators won't scare off investors...

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