Investing in commercial real estate turned out to be a profitable move in 2012, and financial advisers see promising opportunities in 2013 as the broad economy continues to recover. American Realty Capital Properties and Cole Real Estate Investments have enjoyed recent successes in the nontraded REIT space by focusing on triple-net-lease REITs. Other promising areas for investment include multifamily, local shopping centers with grocery store anchors and REITs that invest in mortgages, advisers say.

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