Rene Theriault (New York) joined KKR in 2018 and is a member of the Real Estate team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Theriault was a managing director and head of large loans at Goldman Sachs. In his twelve years within the real estate financing group at Goldman Sachs, his responsibilities included originating and structuring large complex mortgage and mezzanine financings for both balance sheet and CMBS executions. Before joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Mr. Theriault was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he worked on sophisticated real estate and corporate transactions, including real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings and a REIT IPO. He currently serves as Chair of the B-Piece Buyer Forum within the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) and previously served on CREFC's Board of Governors and as Chair of the Issuer’s Forum. Mr. Theriault earned a B.A. in Economics with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1999 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2002.