Investor FAQs

When was RLJ Lodging Trust founded?

RLJ Lodging Trust was formed on January 31, 2011 to succeed to the interest of RLJ Development and its two investment funds, RLJ Lodging Fund II, LP and RLJ Real Estate Fund III, LP. RLJ Development was formed in 2000 by Thomas J. Baltimore and Robert L. Johnson with the investment strategy of acquiring focused service hotels located in urban and dense suburban markets. Between 2000 and the initial public offering, RLJ Development and its two funds invested approximately $2 billion and amassed 140 hotels located in 19 states and the District of Columbia. RLJ Development and its two funds contributed substantially all of their assets to RLJ Lodging Trust on in connection with the Trust's initial public offering.

When was the company's initial public offering?

The company's initial public offering occurred in May 2011.

What stock exchange is RLJ Lodging Trust listed on? What is RLJ Lodging Trust's ticker symbol?

RLJ is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ticker symbol RLJ.

Who is the company's transfer agent and registrar?

The company's transfer agent and registrar is EQ Shareowner Services. The contact information for EQ Shareowner Services is:

EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
1-800-468 9716

Who are the company’s independent auditors?

The company's independent auditors are PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

When does the company's fiscal year end?

The company's fiscal year ends on December 31 of each year.

When is the company's annual meeting of shareholders?

The meeting is generally held in the spring. Please refer to the calendar in the Investor Relations section of the website for upcoming events.

Does RLJ Lodging Trust pay a dividend?

Upon approval by the Company’s Board of Directors, quarterly dividends will be paid to all registered shareholders as of the close of business day on the specified record date. The record date will generally coincide with the end of each quarter.

Does RLJ Lodging Trust have an employee stock purchase plan?

The company currently does not have an employee stock purchase plan, but hopes to implement one in the near future.

When is the next earnings release?

Earnings calls and releases are generally held following the end of each quarter. Please refer to the calendar in the Investor Relations section of the website for upcoming events.

I am an investor or prospective investor. How can I learn more about RLJ Lodging Trust?

Please contact the company's Investor Relations department at

How can I contact the Investor Relations department at RLJ Lodging Trust?

Contact Sean Mahoney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at

Where is the company's corporate headquarters?

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1000, Bethesda, MD 20814

What is a "REIT"?

A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate. Some REITs also engage in financing real estate. The shares of many REITs are traded on major stock exchanges.

How many members are on RLJ Lodging Trust’s Board of Trustees and how many are outside directors?

There are 9 members of the Board of Trustees for the company. Seven of the trustees, or 78%, are outside trustees who are independent of the company.