Listings on exchanges and mergers are among the most important trends in nontraded real estate investment trusts, Charles Schreiber, co-founder of KBS Realty Advisors, said in an interview. "All nontraded REITs should review market conditions to determine which method will be most beneficial to shareholders," he said. "The most common options to consider are an initial public offering, dispositions at the individual asset level, a portfolio sale or a merger with an existing entity."

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