• 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

  • 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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  • 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 2018, helping to raise $1,104,575,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to finance their acquisition of Brazilian data center provider Ascenty Ltda. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,275,000 shares.

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  • Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD)

    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 a total of $1,049,800,500 for our client.

     

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for funding future development projects 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 5,589,000 shares.

     

     

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  • Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD)

    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 ¥55,100,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to reduce indebtedness and for 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 third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $1,300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and seniors housing properties.

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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 third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $750,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds, together with cash on hand and borrowings under its unsecured revolving credit facility, to repurchase the 4.75% senior notes due 2021 and for working capital and other general business purposes.

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  • Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.(NYSE: REXR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to fund potential acquisition opportunities, repay indebtedness, fund its development or redevelopment activities, and/or for general corporate purposes.

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  • Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD)

    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 of the offering to reduce indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSEAM: PLYM)

    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 a total of $17,200,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for future acquisitions and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

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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 second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $650,000,000 for our client.

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

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  • 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 second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $900,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund eligible green projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects, reduce indebtedness, and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD)

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

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to reduce 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 second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to partially repay their revolving credit facility and for general business purposes, including debt repayment and the purchase, development and redevelopment of apartment communities.

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