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Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Closing of $125 Million Loan on a Southwest Industrial Portfolio

Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FBRT) (“FBRT” or the “Company”) today announced the closing of a $125 million floating-rate senior loan facilitating the refinancing of a four-property industrial portfolio located across the Southwestern United States. Inclusive of this loan, FBRT has committed to $716 million of loan originations year-to-date and has a robust forward pipeline.

The 1.1 million square foot industrial portfolio is 94.9% leased with properties located throughout Dallas, Las Vegas, and Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale MSAs. FBRT’s loan has a two-year initial term and two one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements. The loan’s sponsor, Fundrise Industrial Portfolio 2, LLC, is a subsidiary of Fundrise, a real estate investment platform for retail investors with nearly $3.0 billion of assets under management. Cushman & Wakefield represented the borrower on the transaction.

Michael Comparato, President of FBRT, commented: “Fundrise has been a leader in industrial acquisitions over the last 18 months and we are excited to add them as a new client of the firm. So far in 2024, we have been actively originating across all of our product lines and remain focused on providing our middle market clients with creative and flexible financing solutions."

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 December 31, 2023, FBRT had approximately $6.0 billion of assets. FBRT is externally managed by Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. For further information, please visit

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Our forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the risks and important factors contained and identified in FBRT’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and its subsequent filings with the SEC, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this communication are made only as of the date hereof.


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