Northstar Realty Finance Corp is a Maryland corporation formed in October 2003. The Company is an internally managed REIT, and is a diversified commercial real estate investment and asset management company. NorthStar Realty Finance Limited Partnership holds all of the Company's assets and conducts its operation directly or indirectly. The Company invests in multiple asset classes across commercial real estate. These investments are in the form of acquiring real estate, originating or acquiring senior or subordinate loans, as well as CRE investments, both in the United States and internationally. The asset management business is focused on raising and managing capital on a fee basis from alternative sources, which includes non-traded real estate investment trusts, and sponsoring other companies through joint ventures and partnerships, such as RXR Realty, LLC, or RXR Realty. The Company's commercial real estate debt business is focused on originating, structuring, acquiring and managing senior and subordinate debt investments secured by commercial real estate, including first mortgage loans, subordinate interests, mezzanine loans, credit tenant loans and other loans, including preferred equity interests in borrowers who own such properties. The Company competes with many third parties engaged in real estate investment activities including publicly-traded REITs, non-traded REITs, insurance companies, commercial and investment banking firms, private equity funds. The Company is subject to supervision and regulation by state and federal governmental authorities and is subject to various laws and judicial and administrative decisions imposing various requirements and restrictions.