Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) said on Tuesday it hired Ralph Rosenberg as a managing director to lead its global real estate investing efforts.

Rosenberg, a real estate specialist, will work across KKR’s global business to find attractive real estate opportunities for the firm’s diverse pools of capital, including equity, debt and special situations investments, the company said in a press release.

“His experience will augment KKR’s ability to analyze and add operational value to businesses with significant real estate holdings,” the realease said.

In addition to several investments in real estate-related businesses, KKR has invested in more than a dozen real estate properties and platforms.

Rosenberg spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs where he was a partner from 1998 until he left in 2006. At Goldman, he was involved in the investment and management of over $50 billion of real estate transactions worldwide, serving as co-chief operating officer of Goldman’s Whitehall Funds and the Archon Capital commercial real estate lending business until 2004.

From 2004 to 2006, he co-headed Goldman’s special situations group before founding his own investment firm, R6 Capital Management, which focused on commercial real estate, asset-based and corporate credit opportunities.

Most recently, Rosenberg was a partner of Eton Park Capital Management, where he was a member of the firm’s operating and commitment committees and was responsible for the firm’s strategies in the commercial real estate debt and equity markets.

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