After a summer lull and an uneven 2020, the net lease investors are coming out in force. 

"Q4 has been total mania," says Camille Renshaw, CEO and Founder of B+E. "I don't think I've ever seen so much going on. Loads of large 1031 exchanges are in the market. We have smaller ones too, but these are probably the most $50 and $60 million exchanges we've had."

Many institutional owners took a break in the spring and summer. "No one could get money out for one or two quarters this year," Renshaw says. "Everyone has capital just sitting there doing nothing. All of that money has to get to work, and it's just pushing hard for a home."

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.