One of the big stories in the net lease REIT sector is the pending merger between the publicly traded American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) and Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE). The merger, which is set to close later this month, creates one super-sized entity. When the deal is complete, the new company will be the world’s largest net lease REIT with assets valued at $21.5 billion. On the non-traded REIT side, the two entities were responsible for 60 percent of the ...

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