Well it's been almost nine months since I wrote an article on National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN), and although the "boring" Orlando-based REIT has not seen much excitement, the Triple Net (aka free-standing) sector certainly has.
It all started back in January of this year when Realty Income (NYSE:O) acquired American Realty Capital Trust in a $2.95 billion deal (see my article here). Then in February, American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) acquired its sister non-traded REIT, American Realty Capital Trust III (ARCT3) in a $2.3 billion (see article here) and then in the same month Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) said it was merging with Cole Credit Property Trust II (CCPT2) in a deal...
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