REIT M&A Activity More Public-to-Public Than in Previous Years, Barclays Says

Ragavan Bala, managing director of real estate investment banking group and head of real estate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at Barclays PLC, joined for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Bala noted that REIT M&A activity levels are generally consistent with the last couple of years, but the type of activity has changed. Whereas three to four years ago activity was mainly driven by nontraded REITs, activity in 2016 has been more public-to-public, he said.