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A Conversation WITH BARRY STERNLICHT

Chairman, CEO, Starwood Capital Group

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1. What is your view on where we are in the real estate cycle?

2. What are the key drivers in today’s real estate market?

3. What asset classes will Starwood Real Estate Income Trust invest in?

4. Starwood Real Estate Income Trust has also targeted Europe for investments. Could you talk about your view on Europe?

5. Could you discuss Starwood’s diverse real estate expertise?

6. How do you define the culture at Starwood Capital?

7. What differentiates Starwood from other real estate managers?

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1. What is your view on where we are in the real estate cycle?

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2. What are the key drivers in today’s real estate market?

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3. What asset classes will Starwood Real Estate Income Trust invest in?

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4. Starwood Real Estate Income Trust has also targeted Europe for investments. Could you talk about your view on Europe?

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5. Could you discuss Starwood’s diverse real estate expertise?

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6. How do you define the culture at Starwood Capital?

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7. What differentiates Starwood from other real estate managers?

Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates own or have invested in the properties depicted on this site. By investing in Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, investors will not have an interest in these properties.

Summary of risk factors

An investment in Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. involves a high degree of risk. You should purchase these securities only if you can afford the complete loss of your investment. You should carefully read the information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus before buying our shares. Risks include, but are not limited to:

  • We have no prior operating history and there is no assurance that we will achieve our investment objectives.
  • This is a “blind pool” offering and thus you will not have the opportunity to evaluate our investments before we make them.
  • Since there is no public trading market for shares of our common stock, repurchase of shares by us will likely be the only way to dispose of your shares. Our share repurchase plan provides stockholders with the opportunity to request that we repurchase their shares on a monthly basis, but we are not obligated to repurchase any shares and may choose to repurchase only some, or even none, of the shares that have been requested to be repurchased in any particular month in our discretion. In addition, repurchases are subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions. Further, our board of directors may modify, suspend or terminate our share repurchase plan if it deems such action to be in our best interest and the best interest of our stockholders. As a result, our shares should be considered as having only limited liquidity and at times may be illiquid.
  • We cannot guarantee that we will make distributions, and if we do we may fund such distributions from sources other than cash flow from operations, including, without limitation, the sale of assets, borrowings, return of capital or offering proceeds, and we have no limits on the amounts we may pay from such sources.
  • After the escrow period, the purchase and repurchase price for shares of our common stock are generally based on our prior month’s NAV and is not based on any public trading market. While thereisindependent periodic appraisals of our properties, the appraisal of properties is inherently subjective, and our NAV may not accurately reflect the actual price at which our properties could be liquidated on any given day.
  • We have no employees and are dependent on Starwood REIT Advisors, L.L.C. (the “Advisor”) to conduct our operations. The Advisor will face conflicts of interest as a result of, among other things, the allocation of investment opportunities among us and Other Starwood Accounts (as defined in the prospectus), the allocation of time of its investment professionals and the substantial fees that we pay to the Advisor.
  • This is a “best efforts” offering. If we are not able to raise a substantial amount of capital in the near term, our ability to achieve our investment objectives could be adversely affected.
  • There are limits on the ownership and transferability of our shares.
  • If we fail to qualify as a REIT and no relief provisions apply, our NAV and cash available for distribution to our stockholders could materially decrease.

 


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