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 $8.4 Billion
Dec
Pensions & Investments named Harrison Street "Best Places to Work" in the Alternative Managers category for the second consecutive year
Jun
Europe Fund holds First Close at $150M
May
PERE ranks Harrison Street #28 out of the 50 largest private equity real estate firms in the world
Jan
Fund V holds Final Close at $850 Million of capital commitments & a $160 Million Co-Investment vehicle