Investors report widespread optimism about direction of real estate market.
Combined portfolio will span high-end, middle-market and lifestyle centers.
DLA Piper survey highlights abundant capital availability, low interest rates.
Several U.S. REITs recognized as sector leaders.
Year-to-date REIT returns still outpacing broader market.
KPMG survey points to increased interest in Southeast, Midwest regions.
Health care properties in Cole portfolio to be sold to Senior Housing Properties Trust.
RERC quarterly report points to “precarious balance” between price and value.
REIT seeking high-quality assets in amenity-rich areas.
Non-staggered boards a governance plus for REITs, Fitch says.