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Institutional Real Estate Group (REITs & Funds)

Committed to helping your Institutional Real Estate business thrive.

Deep real estate finance and real estate industry expertise allows us to bring valuable content and actionable ideas to our clients. We’re ready to help guide your business toward its strategic goals through customized financial solutions.


From Fund or REIT formation onward, no other financial institution has a better track record with REITs or Institutional Real Estate Funds1. By standing with operators as they grow, we have built enduring relationships with some of the preeminent commercial and multifamily real estate firms across the United States.

We are experienced with public and private REITs, real estate private equity firms, real estate fund advisors, and real estate owners working toward roll-ups or recapitalization. We focus on all sectors including data centers, manufactured housing, self-storage, hospitality and single-family rentals (SFRs).

Leading real estate credit provider

  • Focused on providing creative credit solutions, paired with excellent structuring, distribution and agency skills, to enable institutional real estate clients to satisfy their complex capital needs
  • Arrange, underwrite and support bank debt to achieve efficient structure and relative dollar size, whether secured or unsecured, syndicated or bilateral, including corporate credit facilities, bridge financings, construction and interim financing
  • Aggressive and flexible underwriting with unprecedented turnaround
  • Full complement of long-term financing capabilities including CMBS, Life Co. placement, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA/HUD
  • Traditional banking products such as cash management, derivatives and foreign exchange


Creative entity level institutional real estate financing

Key can help REITs and other institutional real estate entities obtain debt and equity financing in the following ways:

  • Corporate Credit Facilities
    (Revolving Lines & Term Loans)
  • Syndicated Finance
  • Acquisition/Bridge Loans
  • Public/Private Bonds (Private Placements, Investment Grade & High Yield bonds)
  • Public/Private Equity (IPOs, Common Equity Offerings and Private Placement of Equity)

Permanent financing and mortgage banking

Key offers a specialized institutional mortgage banking team and is an approved and experienced underwriter and servicer2. Our multidisciplinary teams work with REITs and institutional real estate entities to source complex commercial, multifamily and other property type financing needs through multiple platforms, including:

  • CMBS
  • Life Company Placement
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac

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SNL Financial and Capital IQ as of 11/11/2020


Rankings based on 2019 results published by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA.

All credit products are subject to collateral and/or credit approval, terms, conditions, and availability and subject to change. is a federally registered service mark of KeyCorp. All rights reserved. Banking products and services are offered by KeyBank N.A.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, and KeyBank National Association (KeyBank N.A.) are separate, but affiliated companies. Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and its licensed securities representatives.

Securities products and services: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

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