Mr. Pratt is a Principal & Portfolio Manager as well as a Managing Member of Harrison Street Securities, L.L.C. Along with Mr. Kammert, Mr. Pratt is responsible for managing HSS's public real estate securities portfolios. Mr Pratt founded HSS, formerly Transwestern Securities Management, in March 2005. Mr. Pratt brings 17 years of real estate experience to HSS. He has worked extensively in multiple facets of the real estate money management business.
From 2001 through March 2004, Mr. Pratt was a portfolio manager with Heitman Real Estate Securities. At Heitman, Mr. Pratt developed and refined security selection procedures, implemented important risk control measures, developed new products and helped generate new business for the firm. Prior to joining the securities group at Heitman, from 1994 to 1998 Mr. Pratt worked in the direct investment advisory business at Heitman and predecessor firm JMB Realty. In this capacity he was part of a team that acquired real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors. Before moving to Chicago to join JMB Realty, Mr. Pratt worked for one of Canada's economic and real estate forecasting firms. He has an extensive background in quantitative modeling procedures, investment research, and real estate development.
Mr. Pratt has a bachelor's degree in economics and geography from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and a Master of Science Business Administration (Urban Land Economics) from the University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada).