FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

DONDERO JAMES D
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ NREF ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__X__ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
President
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 700
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

2/21/2023
(Street)

DALLAS, TX 75201
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 2/21/2023  M  17309 A (1)68264 D  
Common Stock 2/22/2023  M  15839 A (1)84103 D  
Common Stock         5694670 I See Footnote (2)
Common Stock         2863485 I See Footnote (3)
Common Stock         184542.08 (4)I See Footnote (5)
Common Stock         1800 I See Footnote (6)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units  (1)2/21/2023  M     17309   (7) (7)Common Stock 17309 $0 51926 D  
Restricted Stock Units  (1)2/22/2023  M     15839   (8) (8)Common Stock 15839 $0 31679 D  

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock of NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc.
(2) 1,322,385 shares are held by Highland Global Allocation Fund and 4,372,285 shares are held by Highland Income Fund. These entities are managed by NexPoint Asset Management, L.P. ("NexPoint Asset Management"). Mr. Dondero is the sole stockholder and director of Strand Advisors XVI, Inc., NexPoint Asset Management's general partner, and may be deemed to be an indirect beneficial owner of securities held by NexPoint Asset Management. Mr. Dondero disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(3) 2,100,000 shares are held by NexPoint Real Estate Opportunities, LLC, which is wholly owned by NexPoint Diversified Real Estate Trust Operating Partnership, L.P., which is wholly owned by NexPoint Diversified Real Estate Trust, 281,817 shares are held by NexPoint Real Estate Strategies Fund and 481,668 shares are held by NexPoint Capital, Inc. These entities are managed or advised, directly or indirectly, by NexPoint Advisors, L.P. ("NP"). Mr. Dondero is the sole member of NP's general partner, and may be deemed to be an indirect beneficial owner of securities held by NP. Mr. Dondero disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(4) Includes shares acquired under dividend reinvestment plan.
(5) 29,207 shares are held by a company which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of a trust of which Mr. Dondero is the beneficiary. The remaining shares of common stock are held directly by the trust. Mr. Dondero disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held directly or indirectly by the trust except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(6) These shares are held by a limited liability company in which the trust referenced in footnote 5 to this Form 4 owns a majority interest. Mr. Dondero disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(7) On February 21, 2022, the reporting person was granted 69,235 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units vested one-fourth on February 21, 2023 and will vest one-fourth on February 21, 2024, one-fourth on February 21, 2025, and one-fourth on February 21, 2026. Settlement will generally occur within 10 days of vesting and may at the discretion of the Compensation Committee be settled in cash.
(8) On February 22, 2021, the reporting person was granted 63,357 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units vested one-fourth on February 22, 2022 and one-fourth on February 22, 2023 and will vest one-fourth on February 22, 2024 and one-fourth on February 22, 2025. Settlement will generally occur within 10 days of vesting and may at the discretion of the Compensation Committee be settled in cash.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
DONDERO JAMES D
300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 700
DALLAS, TX 75201
XXPresident

Signatures
/s/ Brian Mitts, as attorney-in-fact for James Dondero2/23/2023
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate


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