Starwood Capital Group plans to launch a new REIT program to purchase distressed loans, according to the S-11 filing on June 4. Starwood Property Trust (SPT) will draw upon the experience of Starwood Capital’s investment professionals, as well as utilizing its own management group.

The Maryland-based corporation will focus primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, CMBS, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Additional investments may include residential mortgage loans and RMBS.

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