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 $5.8 Billion
Oct
Harrison Street sells 43 self storage properties for approximately $315 million
Jul
Fund IV holds Final Close at $750 Million of capital commitments
Feb
Harrison Street Real Estate Partners IV, LP held first close of $465 Million or 75% of targeted amount