KKR Raising Yet More Money For Real Estate
KKR today announced the final closing of KKR Real Estate Partners Americas II, a $2.0 billion fund dedicated to value add and opportunistic real estate investments primarily in the U.S. The Fund includes approximately $230 million of capital from KKR’s balance sheet and employee commitments.
REPA II is the successor fund to KKR Real Estate Partners Americas, the firm's first dedicated real estate fund, which completed fundraising in December 2013 with $1.5 billion in capital commitments and has already returned more than 70 percent of its capital to investors. REPA I is fully committed.
“Since the inception of our real estate platform, we have leveraged KKR’s sourcing channels, access to underwriting information, and operational expertise to create strong value-driven real estate investments. Seven years later, we are proud of our progress in scaling both our real estate equity and credit strategies to create differentiated investment opportunities for our investors,” said Ralph Rosenberg, Member and Global Head of KKR Real Estate.
The Fund received strong backing from a diverse group of new and existing global investors, including public pensions, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, foundations, endowments, family offices, and high net worth individual investors.
“We are pleased to have the backing of many investors from around the world who share in our enthusiasm for REPA II, helping us surpass our initial target for the fundraise – a testament to the strength of the KKR Real Estate team and the KKR franchise,” said Suzanne Donohoe, Member and Global Head of KKR’s Client and Partner Group.
Since launching a dedicated real estate platform in 2011, KKR has invested or committed over $5 billion in capital across more than 60 real estate transactions in the U.S., Europe and Asia as of September 30, 2017. The global real estate team consists of over 50 dedicated investment professionals, spanning both the equity and credit businesses.