• 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

  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE: HR)

    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 a total of $224,025,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to partially fund their acquisition of an Atlanta medical office portfolio. The Company intends to use the remaining proceeds to repay outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,087,500 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM)

    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 $225,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of debt. The underwriters have a 30 day option to purchase an additional 1,350,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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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 third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $1,350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund a portion of the repayment, redemption and/or discharge of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc (“DFT”) debt and the payment of certain transaction fees and expenses incurred in connection with the DFT merger. Pending any net proceeds will be used to repay borrowings under its operating partnership’s global revolving credit facility, acquire additional properties or businesses, fund development opportunities and to provide for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including potentially for the repurchase, redemption or retirement of other outstanding debt or equity securities.

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  • Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM)

    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 $850,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund the consideration payable in its tender offer. The Company will use the excess net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to partially reduce borrowings under its revolving credit facility maturing in March 2021.

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  • Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR)

    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 $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, including repayment of debt.

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  • Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT)

    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 a total of $114,611,875 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving facility and to fund future acquisitions in accordance with its investment guidelines and for general corporate and working capital purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 637,500 shares.

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  • JCM Landtrust (d/b/a Wando Park Self Storage)

    On July 17, 2017, JCM Landtrust, LLC, (d/b/a Wando Park Self Storage) (“Wando”), completed a sale of its 500-unit, newly constructed self storage facility located in the Charleston, South Carolina suburb of Mt. Pleasant to Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (“SSGT”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Wando.

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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 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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  • 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 $516,280,037 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. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 2,907,029 shares.

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