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Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Closing of a $80 Million Loan on the Alexan Waterloo, a Luxury High-Rise Multifamily Property

Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FBRT) (“FBRT” or the “Company”) today announced the closing of a $80 million loan facilitating the refinancing of the Alexan Waterloo (“the Alexan”), a 272-unit, 30-story, 2021-vintage luxury high-rise multifamily property located in downtown Austin, Texas, centrally located to the medical district. Crow Holdings Capital (the “Borrower”, “Crow”) is the property developer and is a subsidiary of Crow Holdings, a privately owned real estate investment and development firm with more than 70 years of history and approximately $24 billion of assets under management.

An initial advance of $78.0 million was funded at closing with future advances of $2.0 million available to the borrower. The loan was structured with a two-year initial term and three one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements.

Michael Comparato, President of FBRT, commented: “We are excited to provide financing to Crow, a leading developer with a proven track record in commercial real estate. The Alexan property is one of the highest quality physical assets in our portfolio. FBRT continues to focus on expanding its multifamily presence. This loan is representative of exactly the type of credit we are looking for – a great property with a great borrower in a great location.”

About Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc.

Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FBRT) is a real estate investment trust that originates, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt secured by properties located in the United States. As of June 30, 2023, FBRT had approximately $6.0 billion of assets. FBRT is externally managed by Benefit Street Partners L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. For further information, please visit

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