Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, a real estate investment firm, has hired Albert Yang as a managing director and head of investor relations– Europe. Previously, Yang worked at at Barings Real Estate where he was managing director, client portfolio manager responsible for European capital raising, investor relations and client service.
CHICAGO – April 4, 2018 – Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC (“Harrison Street”), one of the largest real estate investment firms dedicated to the Education, Healthcare and Storage sectors, today announced Albert Yang has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations – Europe. In this role, Mr. Yang will assist the firm in broadening its European capabilities and will be responsible for servicing existing and new clients, capital raising and business development in the EMEA region. Mr. Yang will be based in London and report to Geoff Regnery, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations.
Mr. Regnery said: “As Harrison Street’s platform continues to expand globally, Albert’s deep relationships with the global investment community and experience raising capital across the risk spectrum – from core to opportunistic real estate strategies – will significantly enhance our ability to meet the needs of our clients in Europe and Asia. We are excited to welcome Albert to our team and look forward to leveraging his extensive institutional investment expertise as we further strengthen our European operations and product offerings and continue to identify attractive investment opportunities.”
Mr. Yang brings over sixteen years of European real estate investment management experience to Harrison Street. He was most recently at Barings Real Estate where he served as Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager responsible for European capital raising, investor relations and client service. He was a Member of Baring’s European Executive Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to Barings, Mr. Yang worked for JP Morgan Asset Management, where he served as Executive Director of Global Real Assets.
Previously, he was Director of Institutional Business and Head of UK Distribution at Henderson Global Investors. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Schroder Property Investment Management and Deutsche Property Asset Management. Mr. Yang holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering & European studies from the University of Warwick, UK.
Harrison Street is one of the largest owners of student housing in the United States and Europe. The firm has invested in over 125,000 student beds, and its European student housing portfolio comprises more than 7,000 beds in ownership or under construction across Ireland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Harrison Street is currently investing on behalf of its second European fund, Harrison Street European Property Partners, II L.P. The fund exclusively focuses on acquisition and development of student accommodation throughout Europe.
About Harrison Street Real Estate
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC is one of the leading real estate investment management firms exclusively focused on the Education, Healthcare and Storage sectors. The firm has created a series of differentiated investment products across multiple risk/return strategies. Headquartered in Chicago with an office in London, the firm employs a 115-person team and has approximately $13.7 billion in assets under management. For more information, please visit www.harrisonst.com.