Portfolio Management & Advisers

How We Manage

Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund (BDREX) is an interval fund comprised of three actively managed, diversified investment “sleeves”: direct real estate investments, private real estate funds, and public real estate securities.

BDREX Portfolio Managers

Michael Comparato
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate


Michael Comparato is a managing director with Benefit Street Partners and the head of real estate for BSP. Prior to joining BSP in 2015, Mr. Comparato was head of U.S. Equity Investments at Ladder Capital, where he led Ladder’s largest team that actively originated CMBS loans, structured/balance sheet loans, mezzanine loans and acquired strategic assets for the firm. Prior to joining Ladder, Mr. Comparato was president of BankAtlantic Commercial Mortgage Capital (BACMC), the CMBS affiliate of BankAtlantic, where he was responsible for managing all day-to-day operations. Mr. Comparato also previously ran Compson Holding Corporation, which made various equity investments in multiple different commercial real estate assets and publicly traded REITs. Mr. Comparato received a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Babson College.

Brian Buffone
Managing Director, Real Estate


Brian Buffone is a managing director and head of equity investments for Benefit Street Partners’ commercial real estate group. Prior to joining BSP, Mr. Buffone was a managing director at Ladder Capital where he originated CMBS loans and balance sheet loans and sourced/executed the majority of property acquisitions for the Company’s own portfolio. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Buffone was the founder and president of Park Manor Capital Partners, a full service commercial real estate firm. He was previously a partner and chief financial officer of Compson Holding Corporation where he oversaw the day to day operations of the Company’s commercial real estate equity investments, acquisitions, dispositions, asset/property management and financing. Mr. Buffone earned his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College with a double major in Quantitative Methods and Investments.

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Adviser: Benefit Street Partners L.L.C.

Established in 2008 and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc., Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. (BSP) provides investment advisory, portfolio management, administrative and related services to hundreds of institutional clients and multiple funds including Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund (BDREX) and Broadtree Residential, Inc. (BTR).