In the largest initial public offering of a domestic real estate investment trust, Douglas Emmett Inc. of Santa Monica on Monday sold $1.39 billion worth of its shares.

The company, which owns more than 45 properties in Southern California and Hawaii mostly offices and apartment buildings sold 66 million shares for $21 each, according to Bloomberg news.

The shares will begin trading Tuesday morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DEI."

In an Oct. 3 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Douglas Emmett had projected shares to sell in the $19-$21 price range.

The Douglas Emmett IPO beat a 2005 offering by KKR Financial Corp., which clocked in at $910 million.

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