The broader markets slipped Tuesday, May 15, as investors weighed mixed economic data, increasing government bond yields and continuing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Real estate investment trusts also declined as the first-quarter earnings season wound down.
CatchMark Timber Trust Inc. is leading a new joint venture that is acquiring 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands in a roughly $1.39 billion deal slated to close in 45 to 60 days. The timber REIT expects its investment in the venture to come to as much as $227.5 million.
CatchMark Timber shares edged 0.31% higher to close at $12.95.
Manufactured-home REIT Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. said it continues to expect its second-quarter funds from operations and normalized FFO in a range between 85 cents and 91 cents per share, and full-year FFO and normalized FFO between $3.81 and $3.91 per share.
Equity LifeStyle shares dropped 1.49% to close at $87.83.
Fitch affirmed the BBB- issuer default rating of Brixmor Property Group Inc., citing the shopping center landlord's consistent capital access and noting that the company's credit metrics are appropriate for the rating. The company's rating outlook is stable.
Brixmor shares declined 2.56%, closing at $14.11.
True North Commercial REIT agreed to pay roughly C$85.2 million to buy a class A office building on 1.23 acres in North Toronto. The office REIT also filed plans to sell up to C$300.0 million of its securities from time to time.
True North Commercial shares rose 0.44% to C$6.78 around market close.
Trinity Merger Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company that aims to acquire an operating entity or business with a real estate component, priced its IPO at $300 million in estimated gross proceeds and debuted on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the TMCXU ticker, effective May 15.
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Invitation Homes sees opportunities in Zillow's move to buy and sell homes: According to Invitation Homes Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Dallas Tanner, Zillow's and Open Door's home buying and selling businesses will provide new channels for acquiring housing inventory, among other benefits.
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