History

History

The firm was founded at the end of 2005 by real estate veteran, Christopher Merrill, in partnership with Chris and Mike Galvin (of the founding family of Motorola). The firm takes its name from the place in which Motorola began life. Motorola started out as the Galvin Manufacturing Company located on HARRISON STREET in Chicago. It is in this spirit of innovation, integrity and investment prowess that Harrison Street Real Estate Capital operates its business. Some of the key milestones in the firm's history follow: 

Dec
Firm AUM of $4.0 Billion
Oct
Harrison Street Core Property Fund cumulative investor commitments > $400M, including first foreign investor
Jul
Harrison Street forms joint ventures with its 35th operating partner
May
Tonia Nelson promoted to Chief Risk Management Officer, responsible for all enterprise-wide risk management issues