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BrightSpire Will Trade Non-Core Portfolio to Fortress for $223M

New York-based BrightSpire Capital, formerly known as Colony Credit Real Estate, has reached an agreement to sell a majority of its historical development and/or non-accrual assets to managed vehicles of Fortress Investment Group for gross proceeds of $223 million. 

The Co-Invest Portfolio Sale resolves five of six legacy co-invest assets owned alongside Colony Capital, now known as DigitalBridge Group. Colony Capital announced a portfolio sale with Fortress last month that included its joint venture interests in such five underlying investments. The Co-Invest Portfolio Sale will close concurrent with the transaction between Colony Capital and Fortress.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Fortress team to effectuate this transaction, which is another step toward simplifying our business by rebalancing our portfolio and reducing exposure to certain investment profiles that are no longer core to our strategy,” said Andy Witt, COO of BrightSpire Capital.

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