Net Lease News: Institutional investors acquiring net lease properties left and right

Net Lease News: Increased acquisitions for net lease investments

FTSE NAREIT Equity REIT index to 6% and have witnessed growth of 9%-11% in the past two years

In this weeks Net Lease News, we see tremendous shifts from Net Lease becoming a niche asset class to a main stream. Smaller investors are taking notice and looking to getting their hands on these properties.

With some recent acquisitions of some major REIT players, most notably American Realty Capital purchased CapLease for $2.2 billion and merged with Cole Real Estate for a whopping $11.2 Billion. The net lease market has not only been heating up but looking to emerge into a major asset class. Most talk has been about the multifamily sector but over the past three years, net lease REIT’s have doubled their shares of the traded FTSE US Real Estate Index Series to 6 percent and have been seeing growth of 9 percent to 11 percent in the past two years.

Heading into 2014 we will continue to see this trend as institutional investors increase their acquisitions of net lease. Along with increased buying we will also see an increase in new developments as financing still remains relatively easy to obtain.

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Dwaine Clarke is a published author and founder of Clarke & Tinker Net Leased Property Group, a commercial real estate sales and advisory firm located in Connecticut. Connect with Dwaine on Twitter and Linkedin

 

 

About the Author

Dwaine L. Clarke is the Founder and President of GCT Net Lease. GCT Net Lease is an investment real estate services firm exclusively focusing on Single and Mult-Tenant Net Lease Properties. The firm provides a full range of brokerage and advisory services nationwide to High Net worth Investors, Developers, REITs and Institutional Investment Funds. GCT Net Lease is headquartered in Windsor Connecticut. Dwaine is also a nationally recognized speaker and consultant. He is also the author of three best selling commercial real estate investing books. Mr. Clarke’s experience branches through close to over a decade of working with and for some of the nation’s top investors to purchase, underwrite, develop and manage millions of dollars in commercial investment real estate. For his case, he has not only assisted these investors, but also became a student of theirs. Through careful analysis he started to understand what these investment experts were doing, using top strategies to buy, manage and sell their investment properties for maximum profit. He especially took note of how these investors were leveraging their time and how they made their decisions without interfering with their personal or business lives. Mr. Clarke is also active in investing and creating real estate partnerships, providing a vehicle for high net-worth individuals to own income producing real estate.

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