It's no secret that the net lease market is attracting many investors, new and veteran, seeking a safe sector for their portfolios. While there's no sure thing in the investment realm, net lease does have its pluses, including long-term tenants assuring a steady income stream. But with so many players in the market looking for a great deal, how can savvy investors stay ahead of the pack and land the best net lease transactions? Real Estate Forum spoke with several industry experts to get their take on the net lease market and how to make smart choices when making acquisition decisions.

“Things are getting competitive,” says Jason Fox, managing director and co-head of domestic investments with W. P. Carey in New York City. “We have a low-interest rate environment and despite aggressive pricing, it's inducing a lot of sales. A lot of users are considering sale-leasebacks, and private-equity firms are considering them for their portfolio companies as a way to access capital to finance growth and expansion.”

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