09/23/2021 | by

Merger and acquisition activity has accelerated among U.S. REITs this year as the industry continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic downturn. Total announced M&A deal value in 2021 is in excess of $50 billion, driven by notable public-to-public mergers as well as take-private activity. Many analysts believe that more deals are likely during the balance of 2021 and into 2022, driven by access to capital and strategic considerations.

Nareit is partnering with Bloomberg Intelligence to host a free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m. EDT to explore the outlook for further M&A activity heading into 2022. During the webinar—The Outlook for REIT M&A—panelists will discuss answers to questions such as: Who will drive the bulk of the deals – publicly traded REITs or private investors? What role will cross-border investors play? And what REIT sectors will see most of the M&A activity?

Panelists include:

  • Jerry Ehlinger, Senior Managing Director, Global Head and CEO of Public Securities, Heitman
  • Seth Weintrob, Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Division
  • Lindsay Dutch, Equity Analyst – REITs, Bloomberg Intelligence (co-moderator)
  • Jeffrey Langbaum, Senior Analyst – REITs, Bloomberg Intelligence (co-moderator)

A recording of the webinar will be made available to registrants. Learn more and register for free here.

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