KKR Real Estate Finance
KKR Real Estate Finance

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc., also known as KREF, is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating senior loans secured by commercial real estate assets. Externally managed by KKR Real Estate Finance Manager LLC, a subsidiary of KKR & Co. Inc. — a leading global investment firm — KREF’s target assets also include mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt-oriented instruments with these characteristics. The firm lends on all property types and also backs construction.

KKR was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in New York, with additional offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

High-Level Lending Parameters

Floating-Rate Loan

Loan Amounts: $10-150+ million
Loan-to-Value: Up to 80%
Lending Terms: 2 to 10 years
Interest Rate: 7% to 12%
Markets: All markets across the U.S.
Asset Classes: All property types — office, multifamily, industrial, commercial, residential, etc.

Recently-Closed Deals

  • Office: A $194 million loan to refinance an office building Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Industrial: A $96 million loan for the construction of an industrial park in Denver, Colorado
  • Multifamily: A $340 million loan for the refinance of a multifamily property in Chicago, Illinois
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