Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  

New Residential Investment Corp. (together with its subsidiaries, “New Residential”, or “the Company”) is a Delaware corporation that was formed as a limited liability company in September 2011 for the purpose of making real estate related investments and commenced operations on December 8, 2011. New Residential is an independent publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) primarily focused on investing in residential mortgage related assets. New Residential is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “NRZ.”

New Residential has elected and intends to qualify to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As such, New Residential will generally not be subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to stockholders if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders by prescribed dates and complies with various other requirements. See Note 19 - Income Taxes, for additional information regarding New Residential’s taxable REIT subsidiaries.

New Residential, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries New Residential Mortgage LLC (“NRM”) and NewRez LLC (“NewRez”), is licensed or otherwise eligible to service residential mortgage loans in all states within the United States and the District of Columbia. Each of NRM and NewRez is also approved to service mortgage loans on behalf of investors, including the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) (collectively, Government Sponsored Enterprises or “GSEs”) and, solely in the case of NewRez, Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”). NewRez is also eligible to perform servicing on behalf of other servicers (subservicing).

NewRez originates, sells and securitizes conventional (conforming to the underwriting standards of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac; collectively referred to as “Agency” loans), government-insured (Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) and Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”)), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) and non-qualified (“Non-QM”) residential mortgage loans. The GSEs or Ginnie Mae guarantee securitizations completed under their applicable policies and guidelines. New Residential generally retains the right to service the underlying residential mortgage loans sold and securitized by NewRez. NRM and NewRez are required to conduct aspects of their operations in accordance with applicable policies and guidelines published by FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to maintain those approvals.

New Residential has entered into a management agreement (the “Management Agreement”) with FIG LLC (the “Manager”), an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”), pursuant to which the Manager provides a management team and other professionals who are responsible for implementing New Residential’s business strategy, subject to the supervision of New Residential’s board of directors. For its services, the Manager is entitled to management fees and incentive compensation, both defined in, and in accordance with the terms of, the Management Agreement.

As of December 31, 2019, New Residential conducted its business through the following segments: (i) Origination, (ii) Servicing, (iii) MSR Related Investments, (iv) Residential Securities and Loans, (v) Consumer Loans and (vi) Corporate.

Approximately 2.4 million shares of New Residential’s common stock were held by Fortress, through its affiliates, as of December 31, 2019. In addition, Fortress, through its affiliates, held options relating to approximately 10.5 million shares of New Residential’s common stock as of December 31, 2019.