We represented Education Realty Operating Partnership, LP, the operating partnership of Education Realty Trust, Inc., in a private offering of senior unsecured notes totaling $150 million with New York Life Insurance Company and certain of its affiliates. The private placement includes $75 million of notes with a 12-year term bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.22% and $75 million of notes with a 15-year term bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.30%. Proceeds from the new unsecured senior notes will be used primarily to pay down the existing balance on EdR's revolving credit facility.
Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 87 communities with more than 46,000 beds serving 54 universities in 26 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices.