• 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

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $850,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings for funding green projects as well as to repay indebtedness.

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  • Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (Nasdaq: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $1,050,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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  • CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the repayment of indebtedness, as well as working capital and general corporate purposes.

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  • Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including repayment of borrowings under the Company's credit facilities.

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  • Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise €850,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance or refinance certain green building, energy and resource efficiency, and renewable energy projects, as well as for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt.

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  • Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $1,000,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds for the financing and refinancing of recently completed and future Eligible Green Projects. BXP intends to initially use the net proceeds from this offering for the repayment of debt.

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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 fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes.

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  • Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client. 

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay indebtedness and for other 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 fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $454,761,183 for the selling shareholders. 

    As this was a secondary offering, the Company will not receive any of the proceeds of the sale of securities.

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  • National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay indebtedness, to fund property acquisitions, and for other general corporate purposes.

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