Harrison Street Continues Expansion of Investor Relations Group with Three New Senior Recruits

CHICAGO, September 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harrison Street, a leading investment management firm focused exclusively on alternative real assets, today announced the addition of three seasoned professionals to its Investor Relations team. Chris Brown, Paul Marchese and Anthony Potenza join the firm’s well-established team and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the institutional investor community.

Harrison Street has continued to expand its investor relations team over the past 12 months, including adding Mina Kojuri, who has joined the firm as a London-based director, and several professionals to the equity analytics function. investors in the department to support its best client. service mission. The firm’s Investor Relations team now has more than 20 professionals across the globe. Today, Harrison Street manages over $50 billion in assets under management for a global clientele of over 500 investors and recently opened offices in San Francisco, Washington DC and Toronto.

Christopher Merrill, co-founder, president and CEO of Harrison Street, said, “We are delighted to welcome seasoned professionals of the caliber of Anthony, Chris and Paul to the growing global investor relations team. of Harrison Street. We look forward to building on their deep industry relationships as we continue to strengthen the world-class support we provide to our global investor base and enhance the tremendous client services platform we have built over the past 17 years. Additionally, creating differentiated and innovative strategies to offer our investors will continue to be a priority for Harrison Street.”

Mr. Potenza joins as a director and brings over 17 years of fundraising, business development and investor relations experience. Prior to joining Harrison Street, Mr. Potenza was Vice President and Chief Client Officer for LaSalle Investment Management, where he was responsible for building and maintaining capital relationships in private equity, private debt and other alternative strategies with institutional clients mainly on the East Coast. . Prior to joining Lasalle, Mr. Potenza worked as an investment consultant in the Global Manager research group for Willis Towers Watson Investment Services, performing underwriting and due diligence for real estate and private equity funds.

Mr. Marchese also joins as a director and brings over 18 years of investment experience to Harrison Street. He was most recently Vice President at Marquette Associates, where he led the construction and management of numerous client portfolios as a principal investment consultant representing $3.7 billion in AAU (as of June 30, 2022) for a range endowments, foundations, public and multi-employer plans. Mr. Marchese is a member of the CAIA Association and holds the Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst designation.

Mr. Brown will join Harrison Street as Vice Chairman and will bring more than eight years of fundraising and investor relations experience. Most recently, he served as Director of Capital Raising and Investor Relations at Cityview, where he managed and developed the company’s relationships with public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and investment consultants, and raised capital for Cityview’s flagship fund, programmatic joint ventures and portfolio recapitalization opportunities.

About Harrison Street

Harrison Street is a leading investment management firm focused exclusively on alternative real assets. Since its inception in 2005, the firm has created a series of differentiated asset-based investment solutions based on demographics and needs. The company has invested in senior housing, student housing, healthcare, life sciences and storage real estate, as well as social and utility infrastructure. Based in Chicago with offices in London, Toronto, San Francisco and Washington DC, the firm has over 220 employees and over $50 billion in assets under management. The firm’s clients include a global base of institutional investors domiciled in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Harrison Street has been awarded Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work award for seven consecutive years (2014-2020) and has been recognized by PERE as 2021 Alternative Investor of the Year, North America and 2020 Global Alternative Investor of the Year For more information, please visit www.harrisonst.com.

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