NexPoint Real Estate Finance names new board member

She will be serving as an independent director

NexPoint Real Estate Finance names new board member

NexPoint Real Estate Finance (NREF), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, has announced the addition of Carol Swain to its board of directors.

Swain, an award-winning political scientist and former tenured professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities, joined NREF as a board member, effective August 2, 2022. Additionally, she is a distinguished senior fellow for Constitutional Studies with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and an educational advisor for American Cornerstone Institute. Swain, an author and entrepreneur, has also served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 1776 Commission.

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“We are delighted that Dr. Swain will be serving as an independent director in support of NexPoint Real Estate Finance,” said Matthew McGraner, chief investment officer of NexPoint Real Estate Advisors. “Dr. Swain’s experience as both an accomplished business leader and scholar will be beneficial to the company as we seek to further execute against our long-term business objectives.”

NREF primarily focuses on originating, structuring, and investing in first mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, and alternative structured financings in commercial real estate properties and multifamily commercial mortgage-backed securities.

In 2021, NewPoint Real Estate Capital rolled out a bridge lending program designed for multifamily investors looking for short-term interim financing.