FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
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                    _____ 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)

5/29/2020
(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

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
OP Units (1) (2)5/29/2020  J (3)  395034     (4) (4)Common Stock 395034  (3)395034 I See Footnote (5)

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Represents common units of limited partnership interest (the "OP Units") in NexPoint Real Estate Finance Operating Partnership, L.P., the Issuer's operating partnership (the "OP").
(2) The OP Units are redeemable, beginning on May 29, 2021, for cash equal to the then current-market value of one share of the Issuer's common stock or, at the election of the Issuer and only after receiving the approval of the Issuer's stockholders, for shares of the Issuer's common stock on a one-for-one basis.
(3) The OP Units were issued in connection with a contribution agreement, pursuant to which the reporting person contributed his interest in an entity to the OP.
(4) The OP Units are vested as of the date of issuance. The OP Units have no expiration date.
(5) These OP Units are held by a trust, of which Mr. Dondero is the beneficiary. Mr. Dondero disclaims beneficial ownership of such OP Units.

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

Signatures
/s/ Lauren Thedford, as attorney-in-fact for James Dondero5/29/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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