Hot season for real estate financing

Streetwise

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:07 AM

Hot season for real estate financing

Andrew Willis

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Real estate companies are financing at a blistering pace, with mall owner First Capital Realty raising $50-million on Monday with a stock sale.

First Capital sold equity in the wake of IPOs from a number of Canadian REITs. The investor appeal of this sector is defensive – these companies are seen as stable, and tend to churn out predictable income.

The First Capital deal saw shares sold for $14.35 each, a relatively thin 2 per cent discount to where the stock was trading prior to Monday’s close of trading on the TSX.

RBC Dominion Securities and TD Securities led the financing.

In addition to these equity offerings, a $5.5-billion offering of federal government-backed Canada Mortgage Bonds is expected to be priced on Tuesday.

 

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Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/markets/streetwise/hot-season-f…

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