XNYS:STWD Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Insider Activity 4 Filing - 6/30/2012

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

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
STERNLICHT BARRY S
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. [STWD]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
CEO, Chairman of Board of Dir
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC., 591 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
06/30/2012
(Street)

GREENWICH, CT 06830
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction 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 06/30/2012   M   176,041(1) A (1) 1,972,806 I By controlled entities(2)
Common Stock 06/30/2012   J   45,978(3) D $ 0 1,926,828 I By controlled entities(2)
Common Stock               230,437 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(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)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units (4) 06/30/2012   M     176,041(1)   (1)   (1) Common Stock 176,041 $ 0 623,963(5) I By controlled entities(2)

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
STERNLICHT BARRY S
C/O STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.
591 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE
GREENWICH, CT 06830
  X     CEO, Chairman of Board of Dir  

Signatures

 /s/ Barry S. Sternlicht   07/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) SPT Management, LLC (the "Manager") acquired 176,041 shares of the issuer's common stock in connection with the vesting of (i) 86,458 out of 1,037,500 restricted stock units originally granted to the Manager on August 17, 2009 as an award under the Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Manager Equity Plan and (ii) 89,583 out of 1,075,000 restricted stock units originally granted to the Manager on December 15, 2010 as an award under the Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Manager Equity Plan. The remaining restricted stock units will vest ratably in quarterly installments through September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2013, respectively, in each case subject to the Manager's continued service as the manager of the issuer. As such restricted stock units vest, the award will be settled in shares of common stock of the issuer promptly, but in no event later than 30 days, following the applicable quarterly vesting date.
(2) Represents shares held by the Manager, Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. ("SCGG") and SFIP, L.P. ("SFIP"). SCGG is the sole member of the Manager. Mr. Sternlicht is the controlling partner of each of SCGG and SFIP.
(3) On June 30, 2012, the Manager distributed 45,978 shares of the issuer's common stock to certain employees and other individuals having an affiliation with the Manager.
(4) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the issuer's common stock.
(5) Represents the 1,037,500 restricted stock units granted to the Manager on August 17, 2009 and the 1,075,000 restricted stock units granted to the Manager on December 15, 2010, less those restricted stock units that have already vested and been converted into shares of common stock.

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