| BrightSpire Capital is a commercial real estate (CRE) credit real estate investment trust focused on originating, acquiring, financing and managing a range of portfolio consisting primarily of CRE senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, debt securities and net leased properties predominantly in the U.S. Co. is focused on providing risk-adjusted returns to its stockholders primarily through cash distributions and the preservation of invested capital, and secondarily through capital appreciation. Co. is externally managed by its manager, CLNC Manager, LLC. The BRSP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BRSP YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether BRSP YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the BRSP YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.