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Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Member, Co-Head Real Estate Credit
New York

Chris Lee (New York) joined KKR Capital Markets in the Real Estate Group in 2012. He is Co-Head of Real Estate Credit and responsible for KKR's real estate capital markets activities. Mr. Lee is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF). He sits on KKR's Real Estate Credit Investment Committee, sits on KKR's Global Conflict's Committee and chair's 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, TX and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) in New York, New York. Mr. Lee is a member of the Urban Land Institute, CRE Finance Council and the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee for the Real Estate Roundtable.