REIT Acquisitions Fall Back to Earth

The trend of weak net acquisitions may continue in 2017.

REIT acquisitions declined to a trickle while dispositions increased in 2016, and the signs are that the trend of weak net acquisitions may continue in 2017.

Acquisition activity for equity REITs totaled $63.6 billion in 2016, down 35 percent year-over-year, and fourth quarter volume of $7.9 billion was the lowest quarterly total since 2Q10, according to NAREIT’s quarterly T-Tracker.


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