Starwood Property Trust Spins-Off Single-Family Residential Business, Will Trade on NYSE Under Symbol 'SWAY'
Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a spin-off of its single-family residential business to its stockholders. The newly formed real estate investment trust (REIT), to be called Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, will apply to list on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol "SWAY." Upon completion of the spin-off, SWAY will be one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of U.S. single-family rental homes and non-performing residential mortgage loans ("NPLs") in the United States.
SWAY Management, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, will serve as the manager of SWAY. In connection with the spin-off, Waypoint Real Estate Group ("Waypoint"), a leading vertically integrated single-family rental operating platform, will merge with SWAY Management.