References to "we," "us" or "our" refer to NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, Inc. and its subsidiaries, in all cases acting through its external advisor entities, unless the context specifically requires otherwise.
We were formed to acquire a high-quality commercial real estate, or CRE, portfolio concentrated in the New York metropolitan area, and in particular New York City, with a focus on office, mixed-use properties and a lesser emphasis on multifamily properties. We intend to complement this strategy by originating and acquiring: (i) CRE debt, including subordinate loans and participations in such loans and preferred equity interests; and (ii) joint ventures and partnership interests in CRE related investments. We were formed on March 21, 2014 as a Maryland corporation and elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Internal Revenue Code, commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 2016.
We are externally managed and have no employees. Prior to January 11, 2017, we were managed by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM), or NSAM. Effective January 10, 2017, NSAM completed its previously announced merger with Colony Capital, Inc., or Colony, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., or NorthStar Realty, and Colony NorthStar, Inc., or Colony NorthStar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NSAM, which we refer to as the mergers, with Colony NorthStar surviving the mergers and succeeding NSAM as one of our co-sponsors. As a result of the mergers, Colony NorthStar became an internally-managed equity REIT, with a diversified real estate and investment management platform and is publicly-traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CLNS." CNI NS/RXR Advisors, LLC, as successor to NSAM J-NS/RXR Ltd, or our Advisor, is now a subsidiary of Colony NorthStar. Our Advisor manages our day-to-day operations pursuant to an advisory agreement.