• BB&T Capital Markets has committed more than $3.5 billion to the REIT sector through 2014, making it one of our fastest growing industry verticals.

Real Estate Group

The BB&T Capital Markets Real Estate Group is led by an experienced banking team focused on serving the broad needs of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and private real estate sponsors. Our corporate and investment bankers are experts in all aspects of REITs and commercial real estate, allowing us to provide a comprehensive suite of capital markets solutions ranging from corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting, joint venture equity placements, and merger and acquisition advisory. This unique teaming enables us to serve clients with financing options that are optimized for their specific needs and strategic initiatives.

Core services include:

  • At-the-market (ATM) offerings
  • Entity-level recapitalizations
  • Follow-on equity offerings
  • Initial public offerings
  • Joint venture equity
  • Merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory
  • Preferred stock offerings
  • Sale leasebacks
  • Senior debt offerings
  • Stock repurchase programs
 

Our dedicated real estate team has executed more than 150 debt and equity REIT transactions totaling $50 billion since 2012

  • Government Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: GOV)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to finance, in part, its transaction with First Potomac Realty Trust. Pending the consummation of the transaction, the Company may repay future amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility or invest the net proceeds from this offering in short term investments.

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  • Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $408,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering (i) to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility, (ii) to fund pending acquisitions (iii) for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, working capital and investment in real estate. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all of its outstanding 2020 notes.

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  • Government Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: GOV)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $462,500,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to help fund the Company’s planned acquisition of First Potomac Realty Trust. GOV may also elect to use the proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility or to fund short-term investments, pending the closing of the all-cash deal with First Potomac. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE: GMRE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $31,500,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to contribute to its operating partnership in exchange for OP units in its operating partnership. The operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay $25.0 million of the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility and to fund acquisitions or for other general corporate purposes. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 525,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use proceeds from the offering (i) to redeem all of the 3,000,000 outstanding shares of its 6.0% Series 7 preferred shares (ii) to retire approximately $112 million of loans secured by mortgages with interest rates ranging from 7.0% to 7.8% on various properties and (iii) for general corporate purposes.

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  • AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company will use net proceeds from the offering to prepay the indebtedness outstanding under company's Freddie Mac secured debt pool maturing on May 1, 2019 and to pay a related yield maintenance penalty. The Company also intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to reduce indebtedness outstanding under company's unsecured revolving credit facility.

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  • Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PLYM)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $58,140,000 for our client.

    The Company will contribute the net proceeds from this offering, including any net proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option, to its operating partnership in exchange for OP units. The Company expect its operating partnership will use approximately $20.0 million of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem the preferred interests. The operating partnership is expected to use the remaining net proceeds to acquire and manage additional industrial properties and for general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 160,000 shares.

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  • UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding indebtedness.

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  • Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $500,000,000 for our client.

    The Company’s operating partnership plans to fully or partially use the net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding debt under its $1.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $200,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from any sale of shares of it's common stock offered to the Company’s operating partnership. The Company’s operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, acquiring additional hotel properties, funding capital improvements at it's hotel properties, repaying it's debt or redeeming shares of it's outstanding preferred stock.

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  • Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $1,350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of these offerings to fund the planned optional redemption of its 5.650% notes due 2020 and to use any additional net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

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  • Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $170,775,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from this offering to Company's operating partnership in exchange for additional common units of company's operating partnership. The Company's operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of borrowings under company's senior unsecured revolving credit facility and acquisitions of additional hotel properties. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,350,000 shares.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $500,000,000 for our client.

    The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund their development or redevelopment activities, fund potential acquisition opportunities, repay amounts outstanding under their revolving credit facility and/or for general corporate purposes.

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  • Select Income REIT (NASDAQ: SIR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general business purposes.

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  • AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use net proceeds to reduce borrowings under its $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility, a portion of which was used for the repayment of secured indebtedness, and for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisition, development, and redevelopment of apartment communities, and refinancing of other debt.

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BB&T Capital Markets REIT commitments are focused across multiple asset types and industry sectors.