Though individual sales have driven 2015’s robust sales pace, a number of notable portfolio sales closed in the first half of 2015, according to Real Capital Analytics. With a couple of REIT privatizations closing, the second half of the year promises bigger deals ahead.

Here are the top five transactions from the year's first half:


Price (in millions)


1.  Gables Buyout


Clarion Partners

2.  Blackstone  Apartment Portfolio


Strata Equity Group JV

3.  JH Real Estate Southern California Apartment Portfolio


TruAmerica Multifamily JV Guardian Life Insurance

4.  Brookfield Virginia Apartment Portfolio


Redbrick Partners JV David Werner RE

5.  Dermot JV Principal Real Investors NY Apartments


A&E Real Estate