Lack of deal flow is going to stymie the blind pools that are forming as well as any joint ventures between REITs and institutional investors, predicts Don Suter, managing principal of M3 Capital Partners. Blind pools are a relatively new trend in the REIT space. "But what we are seeing is push back from the institutional community and retail investors on those vehicles, and I would expect in the near future those deals will be difficult to get done," Suter says.

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