The Mexican REIT Terra has raised $772 million via a global offering. This is the second offering for a Mexican REIT in March. Fifty-three percent of the offer was sold to international investors; the remainder went to domestic buyers.
J.C. Penney would find spinning its stores into a REIT structure a challenge, writes Elaine Misonzhnik. Other retailers have considered the model and decided it wouldn't work. One issue is that its stores would have a sole tenant, which is not appealing to investors. There are other ways to monetize a retailer's real estate holdings, she writes.
RLJ Lodging Trust netted $284.8 million in a public offering of 13.8 million common shares that were priced at $21.60 per unit. Separately, the REIT announced it acquired two hotels and a planned hotel conversion in Houston for $79.5 million.
Five Oaks Investment has lowered the size of its proposed initial public offering and is expecting to raise $60 million through the sale of 4 million shares priced at $15. That will be 29% less than previously expected.