BB&T Capital Markets Serves as a Co-Manager on Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust’s Preferred Offering
BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $172,500,000 for our client.
The net proceeds from this offering will be used to repay all or a portion of amounts outstanding under 2013 revolving facility for general business purposes and possibly to redeem some or all of outstanding series A preferred shares when eligible for redemption in April 2017. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 900,000 shares.
About the Companies
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (“PEI”, “PREIT”, or “The Company”) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT's 25 million square feet of retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic's top MSAs. Since 2012, the company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures.
Our Real Estate Group is led by an experienced banking team focused on serving the broad needs of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), commercial real estate and hospitality sectors. Through our extensive industry connections and in-house retail and institutional distribution capabilities, our clients gain access to the broadest markets—as well as the balance sheet strength and resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions.
Our corporate and investment bankers are experts in all aspects of the commercial real estate sector and provide a comprehensive suite of capital markets solutions ranging from corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting and merger and acquisition advisory. This unique teaming enables us to serve clients with financing options that are optimized for their specific needs, and each stage of their development.
About BB&T Capital Markets
BB&T Capital Markets offers an integrated platform of equity and debt underwriting, M&A advisory, corporate banking, and sales and trading. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, with offices throughout the US, we have specific expertise within 10 distinct industry verticals including Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation Services; Real Estate; and Retail & Consumer. Our commitment to industry expertise, combined with our resources as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, strategically positions BB&T Capital Markets to build lasting relationships and contribute measurably to the long-term success of our clients.