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Matt Salem is co-head of KKR’s Real estate Credit unit

KKR Real Estate’s Senior Loan Originations Grow 109%

NEW YORK CITY–KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s total originations of senior loans for the last twelve months ended June 19, 2018 reached $2.1 billion, a 109% increase over the same period in 2017, according to the co-CEOs of the unit, Chris Lee and Matt Salem. Year-to-date, KREF has originated eight senior loans totaling $1.1 million, resulting in a $3 billion portfolio.

They revealed these numbers as part of an announcement that the company closed two floating-rate senior loan transactions totaling $378.7 million.

Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.

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