Starting September 23, 2024

Washington, D.C.


Chris Merrill

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO | Harrison Street

Chris Merrill

Mr. Merrill is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Harrison Street, a real assets investment management firm he co-founded in 2005 that has completed over $67 billion in transactional volume and as of 4Q 2023 has nearly $56 billion in AUM.

Mr. Merrill is currently the largest individual shareholder and serves as Chairman of the Board and the Investment and Executive Committees of the Firm. The Firm was a first mover and innovator of a focused investment strategy around the Education, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Storage segments of the real estate market (launching nine closed-end funds as well as industry leading open-end funds). Over 600 investors ($29 billion since inception) participate in Harrison Street funds including U.S., European and Asian pension funds, corporate plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices. The Firm is headquartered in Chicago and London, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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