Ralph F. Rosenberg joined KKR in 2011 and is the Global Head of KKR’s Real Estate Platform. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Rosenberg was a partner at Eton Park Capital Management and also managed his own firm, R6 Capital Management, which later merged into Eton Park. Previously, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University where he was magna cum laude and an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Rosenberg is Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc., a Global and U.S Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, a Board member and Chair of PREA and a Board Member of the PREA Foundation. He also serves as a Trustee of Brown University and is an Honorary Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois. He is a former Trustee of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust and a former Trustee of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Billy Butcher joined KKR in 2004 and is the Chief Operating Officer of KKR’s global real estate business, the Chief Executive Officer of KKR Real Estate Select Trust, and serves on KKR’s firmwide Operating Committee and Global Real Estate Investment Committees. Mr. Butcher previously co-led U.S. real estate acquisitions, and before helping to establish the firm’s dedicated real estate investment business in 2011, he worked in the Firm’s corporate private equity business in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining KKR, he was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was the Henry Ford II Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar. Mr. Butcher is actively involved in a number of non-profit organizations and currently serves on the Board of Peer Forward, which is committed to enabling broader college access to U.S. high schoolers through positive peer influence.
Michael Whyte joined KKR in 2010 and is a member of the Principal Activities team. Previously, he was a member of the Private Equity team in Sydney before relocating to New York in 2014. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Whyte was with Credit Suisse in the firm’s investment banking department. He holds a B. of Engineering, with first class honours, and a B. Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Megan B. Gaul joined KKR in 2020 and is a Director in the Firm’s Finance group. Prior to joining KKR, Ms. Gaul was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Willow Tree Credit Partners since November 2017. Prior to joining Willow Tree, Ms. Gaul was an employee of Apollo Global Management, LLC from 2009, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: ARI) from April 2013. Prior 2009, for approximately eight years, Ms. Gaul held various financial and accounting positions, including Director, at BlackRock, Inc. Ms. Gaul began her career at Arthur Andersen LLP and holds a BS from Georgetown University in Business Administration.
Doug Krupa joined KKR in 2019 and is a Managing Director in the Client and Partner Group where he co-leads KKR Private Wealth Partners, which focuses on distributing KKR funds to advisors and clients of leading private wealth platforms and registered investment advisors. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Krupa spent eight years at Blackstone as a managing director and global head of product strategy for the private wealth solutions group. Previously, he worked at Legg Mason and Citigroup in product development and sales roles. Mr. Krupa holds a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a CFA Charterholder.
Dan Parant (New York) joined KKR in 2012 and is a Managing Director in the Client and Partner Group where he co-leads KKR Private Wealth Partners, which focuses on distributing KKR funds to advisors and clients of leading private wealth platforms and registered investment advisors. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Parant was a vice president and head of alternatives business development for intermediary distribution at Neuberger Berman and previously was a member of the absolute return strategies business at Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Parant worked as an associate in the capital markets consulting group at Thomson Financial. Mr. Parant holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
Lori Hoffman joined KKR in 2020 and is a Principal on the Legal team. Prior to joining KKR, Ms. Hoffman was an associate at Dechert LLP where she advised registered investment companies (including closed-end funds and business development companies), as well as their investment advisers and boards of directors, on a variety of regulatory, compliance and business matters. Ms. Hoffman holds a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Lew Breckenridge joined KKR in 2010 and is a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of KKR Private Markets. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Breckenridge was a compliance officer at Barclays Wealth and Bank of America where he focused on a wide range of compliance matters including alternative investments distribution, capital markets and information barriers and sales and trading, among other areas. Mr. Breckenridge started his career at NASD (now FINRA) as an examiner. Mr. Breckenridge holds a B.S. from Kansas State University. He is a former member of the New York District Committee for FINRA and serves as a panelist for FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers.
Chris Lee joined KKR Capital Markets in the Real Estate Group in 2012. He is responsible for KKR’s Real Estate business in the Americas, overseeing both equity and credit investing platforms in the region. Mr. Lee is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) where he previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President since October 2015 and March 2016, respectively, through March 2020. He sits on KKR’s Real Estate Equity and Credit Investment Committees in the Americas, KKR’s Real Estate Equity and Credit Portfolio Management Committees in the Americas, KKR’s Inclusion and Diversity Council and chairs KKR’s Real Estate Valuation Committee. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Lee spent three years at Apollo Global Management on their global real estate team where he focused on real estate acquisitions. He also worked at Goldman Sachs in the merchant banking division’s real estate principal investment area (REPIA) for over five years after spending two years in the investment banking division. Mr. Lee earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University. He is a former trustee of St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Lee currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) in New York, New York, as a member of the Board of Directors of the PREA Foundation in Hartford, Connecticut and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the CRE Finance Council, Pension Real Estate Association, Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee for the Real Estate Roundtable, Real Estate Executive Council, Manhattan Chapter of YPO and Urban Land Institute where he sits on one of its Urban Development and Mixed-Use Councils.
Justin Pattner joined KKR in 2011 to help form KKR’s Real Estate Platform. He is the Head of Real Estate Equity in the Americas and oversees all aspects of the business, including acquisitions, asset management and fundraising. He sits on KKR’s Real Estate Investment and Portfolio Management Committees across both Equity and Credit products in the Americas. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Pattner was at Eton Park Capital Management where he focused on real estate and real estate related opportunities. Prior to Eton Park, he worked at Lehman Brothers in the real estate private equity group (LBREP) as well as at Lubert Adler Partners. Mr. Pattner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Pattner is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Roger Morales joined KKR in 2011 as part of the founding team that formed KKR’s Real Estate Platform. He serves as Head of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions Americas and is involved in management, acquisitions, portfolio management and fundraising. He sits on KKR’s Real Estate Equity and Credit Investment Committees and the Equity Portfolio Management Committee in the Americas. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Morales worked with Eton Park Capital Management and with Vornado Realty Trust where he focused on real estate and real estate related investment opportunities. Before attending business school, he worked with JP Morgan Partners where he focused on middle market corporate private equity, and with Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s leveraged finance group. He received a B.A. from the University of Miami and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Morales is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of one of its Industrial and Office Park Development Councils. He is also a member of the University of Miami Real Estate Advisory Board.
Matt Salem joined KKR in 2015 and is a Partner and Head of Real Estate Credit. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc (NYSE: KREF). Mr. Salem sits on KKR’s Real Estate Investment Committees. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Salem was a managing director at Rialto Capital Management. Before joining Rialto in 2012, he was a managing director and head of CMBS trading at Goldman Sachs. Before joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Mr. Salem held positions at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Alternative Investments where he invested in mezzanine debt and other high yield CRE credit on behalf of the Travelers Insurance Companies. He began his career in 1996 at Midland Loan Services in Kansas City. Mr. Salem has a B.A. in Economics from Bates College. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and as Chair of the B-Piece Buyer Forum.
Guillaume Cassou joined KKR in 2012 and is responsible for the European Real Estate team. Prior to KKR, Mr. Cassou was an executive director at Goldman Sachs real estate principal investment area in London since 2007 focusing on real estate and real estate-related investments across Europe. Previously, Mr. Cassou worked in Goldman Sachs investment banking group from 2001 to 2007, where he was involved in a number of mergers, acquisitions, and capital market transactions. He holds an M.Sc. from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
John Pattar joined KKR in 2018 as a Partner and Head of Real Estate Asia. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Pattar was the CEO of CLSA Real Estate since 2004. At CLSA, Mr. Pattar built a Pan-Asian real estate platform for the firm consisting of a value added fund, Fudo Capital with equity raised of US$2.2 billion and a Core Fund mandate with MEC (Mitsubishi Estates Corporation) managing US$600m gross AUM. He managed the day-to-day operation of Fudo Capital, property funds specifically targeting direct investment in real estate in Asia-Pacific. On behalf of funds and principals of CLSA Capital Partners, Mr. Pattar sourced and completed property deals in Asia of approximately US$5 billion. Mr. Pattar has worked in Asian real estate markets for over 27 years; including South East Asia from 1992-1997, and in Hong Kong since 1998 covering principally North Asia. His extensive real estate experience covers property investment, development, capital transactions and asset management in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Mr. Pattar holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College London, University of London (LLB) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (F.R.I.C.S.).
Fran was previously Deputy General Counsel of Goldman Sachs from 1998 until 2019, where she was responsible for the Firm’s trading, investment banking, merchant banking and commercial banking activity. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Bermanzohn was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Public Securities Association. Ms. Bermanzohn currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis. Fran received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.
Susan was previously a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management from 2006 through 2019. She was a member of the firm’s Management Committee, and one of the firm’s founding partners. Ms. Meaney was responsible for managing the firm’s real estate investments as well as overseeing the real assets portfolio. Prior to joining Makena Capital, Ms. Meaney was the Director of Real Estate and Real Assets Investments for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2002-2006. She served as a Managing Director at the Stanford Management Company from 1993-2001. Ms. Meaney graduated from Stanford University in 1982 with an A.B. in Economics, with Honors, and earned her MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth in 1986.
Jim was previously the CFO of U.S. Restaurant Properties (Net-lease focused REIT) and Chief Investment Officer of family office SLKW Investments. Mr. Kropp currently serves on the boards of PS Business Parks, American Homes 4 Rent, and FS KKR Capital Corp. Jim graduated from St. Francis College and has spent more than 40 years in real estate accounting and finance.
Joan was previously a Partner at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC from 2000 to April 2017, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Ms. Binstock was the Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. Ms. Binstock currently serves as an Advisor at Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC, since June 2018. In addition, she has been a Director of SimCorp A/S since March 2018 and the Brown Brother Harriman US Mutual Funds since September 2019. Ms. Binstock is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She holds a M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton.