Real Estate Group

The BB&T Capital Markets Real Estate group specializes in all aspects of advisory services, capital issuance and financing for real estate companies, including equity REITs, mortgage REITs and private real estate operators.  Our capabilities include joint venture and entity-level capital raising, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, at-the-market (ATM) equity offerings and merger and acquisition advisory services.

Our extensive connections to real estate private equity groups and institutional investors can help our clients gain the broadest possible markets for their offerings.  

Our unique teaming of corporate bankers with investment bankers—all experts in commercial real estate sectors—helps ensure that our clients have access to financing packages that are optimized for their specific needs and for each stage of their development.  And we back it all up with the financial resources of BB&T—one of the strongest financial institutions in the United States.

 

BB&T Capital Markets commited more than $1.9 billion to the equity REIT sector through 2012, making it one of our fastest growing industry concentrations

  • Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE: BRG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $31,410,252 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to acquire an estimated 90% interest in Venue Apartments, future acquisitions and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 412,500 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $988,125,000 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to repay advances under its primary unsecured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and senior housing properties.

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  • Government Properties Income Trust

    On August 13, 2014, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $350 million offering of 3.75% Senior Notes by Government Properties Income Trust. The notes mature in 2019. Proceeds from the transaction are being used to pay down amounts remaining outstanding on a term loan and to reduce amounts outstanding under the company’s revolving credit facility.

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  • HCP, Inc.

    On August 7, 2014, HCP, Inc. invited BB&T Capital Markets to serve as a co-manager for an $800 million offering of 3.875% Senior Notes due in 2024. Proceeds from the offering are to be used to repay amounts outstanding under HCP revolving line of credit as well as for general corporate purposes, which may include a cash contribution to HCP’s joint venture with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

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  • Orange Lake Country Club, Inc.

    On August 6, 2014, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-lead manager for a $148,757,000 securitization of timeshare resort loans for Orange Lake Country Club, Inc.

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  • Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $113,505,000 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to repay debt and other general corporate purposes, including financing the planned acquisition of the Buttermilk Towne Center in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 900,000 shares.

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