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 $6.6 Billion
Dec
Pensions & Investments named Harrison Street in top three "Best Places to Work" Alternative Managers category
Oct
Fund V holds First Closing
May
PERE ranks Harrison Street #38 out of the 50 largest private equity real estate firms in the world
Mar
PERE Awards, Harrison Street named in top three "Firm of the Year" North America category