Senior Investment Director - Head of Real Estate Credit
Raymond Hu joined Kairos in 2021 and currently serves as the Head of Real Estate Credit. Mr. Hu leads Kairos Investment Management Company’s Credit Strategy, including debt origination, credit, capital market execution, asset management, portfolio management and business development activities. Mr. Hu brings over a decade of real estate credit experience from institutional investment management companies.
Prior to joining Kairos, Mr. Hu was a Director at Nuveen Real Estate where he was responsible for the sourcing and execution of fixed-rate term loans and structured finance investments, including senior mortgage, junior or subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans and preferred equity throughout the Western U.S. for the firm’s core-plus debt fund, commingled funds, and separate accounts.
During his tenure at Nuveen Real Estate, Mr. Hu led over $2 billion of commercial real estate debt investment transactions including construction loans, balance sheet term loans, core-plus and value-add structured financing, subordinate debt, and single asset single borrower CMBS mezzanine financing among different asset classes including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, self-storage, medical office, manufacturing housing, student housing, life science, and hotel.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hu worked as an Investment Analyst in the Commercial Mortgage Lending group at Principal Real Estate Investors where he was responsible for underwriting fixed-rate term loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and subordinate financing.
Mr. Hu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.