Hudson's Bay soars on idea of a real estate IPO

Hudson’s Bay Co. had its biggest gain in 16 months after the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue signaled it may take its real estate assets public, unlocking value for the Canadian retailer as same-store sales decline. In a call with analysts Wednesday, Chairman Richard Baker showed a new sense of urgency when asked about his real-estate plans as U.S. interest rates rise. An initial public offering of a real estate investment trust has been a goal since Hudson’s Bay teamed up with REITs in the U.S. and ...

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