NAREIT's REIT week underway

|By:, SA News Editor

A few quick notes from the discussions/presentations ...

American Realty Capital's (ARCP +0.7%) Nick Schorsch: "[The company] is currently ready, locked, and loaded" to close $3.3B in acquisitions by the end of the month.

ARCP's presentation slides

Previously: Activist rumblings at American Capital

Essex Property Trust's (ESS) Michael Schall: "Overall, it's a great time to own apartments on the West Coast."

After the BRE acquisition, Essex is now owns more than 53K units on the West Coast, putting it in #1 position, and much of the presentation deals with the benefits of the merger.

Previously: Essex and BRE come to terms

"Disruption to EBITDA [is] in the rear view mirror," says Hersha Hospitality's (HT -0.3%) Jay Shah, expecting EBITDA growth of 9-10% over the next 2-3 years.

Webcasts here

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