BrightSpire Capital Announces Closing of $ 800 Million Commercial Real Estate CLO
NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – BrightSpire Capital, Inc. (NYSE: BRSP) (âBrightSpire Capitalâ or the âCompanyâ) today announced that the Company has closed BRSP 2021-FL1, a secured loan obligation for commercial real estate of $ 800 million (the “). The CRE CLO is guaranteed by interest in 31 variable rate mortgages guaranteed by 41 buildings, with an initial advance rate of 83.75% at a weighted average coupon on issue of L + 149%, before transaction costs . Asset collateral is located in 11 states and consists primarily of multi-family properties, with the remainder secured by office space and self-storage. The structure has a two-year reinvestment period.
âThe successful execution of our second managed CRE CLO and our first as an internally managed mortgage REIT is a significant milestone for BrightSpire Capital, Inc. The transaction was well received by a large investor base, which, we believe is a testament to the strength of our renowned platform and business strategy. The cash generated by the transaction will be invested in new origination opportunities. We will continue to execute our business plan, which includes increased exposure to senior mortgages, âsaid Andy Witt, COO of BrightSpire Capital.
Matthew Heslin, Head of Debt Capital Markets at BrightSpire Capital, added: âThis transaction further diversifies our sources of funding, while generating liquidity, reducing our cost of capital and providing additional unrealized funding to the market. and with term financing. We see CRE CLOs as an important source of funding for our business and plan to be a recurring issuer in the CRE CLO market in the future.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as sole structuring agent. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC have acted as co-lead managers and associate bookkeepers.
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About BrightSpire Capital, Inc.
BrightSpire Capital, Inc. (NYSE: BRSP), formerly Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: CLNC), is one of the largest publicly traded, establishment-focused Commercial Real Estate Credit (CRE) REITs, the acquisition, financing and management of a diversified portfolio composed mainly of investments in CRE debt and net buildings mainly leased in the United States. The investments in CRE’s debt consist primarily of senior mortgages, which we expect to be the primary investment strategy. BrightSpire Capital is organized as a Maryland corporation and taxed as a REIT for US federal income tax purposes. For more information on the Company, its management and its activities, please refer to www.brightspire.com.
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