People & Communities

People & Communities

Through our social initiatives we seek to create a lasting positive change. This includes a focus on employee-driven philanthropy, investing in healthy built environments, and building philanthropic partnerships with our community of Chicago.

Goals & Objectives

Team Members

Team Members
Team Members

We are committed to providing the best possible climate for the maximum development and achievement of all employees through providing a progressive workspace and culture that embody respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem.

Goal: Maintain employee turnover of less than 10%.

Giving

Giving
Giving

At Harrison Street we believe in giving back and helping to strengthen communities. Our corporate philosophy is to improve the lives of others by volunteering in our local communities and giving back whenever possible.

Employee Donation Matching Program 

HSRE’s Charitable Gift Match Program was created in 2013 to support the generosity of our employees by providing a dollar-for-dollar charitable gift match. Since the program's inception, Harrison Street employees have given to more than 100 different organizations that impact education, youth programs, animal welfare, health and hunger.

Service

Service
Service

Every year we partner with local organizations and charities to clean up neighborhoods and enhance local community buildings. On July 20, 2017, Harrison Street Real Estate partnered with Chicago Cares for our fifth annual volunteer event. This year, employees spent their time at Plato Learning Academy in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside. Volunteers donated their time by creating mosaics; building benches and planter boxes; painting canvas murals that promote healthy lifestyles; and sprucing up the inside of the building by painting classrooms. The accomplishment of these projects fosters Plato Learning Academy’s mission to create a learning environment that is conducive to the intellectual and emotional growth of each student

In addition, we coordinated quarterly small team volunteer events including working with CPS junior high students on a program called “Economics for Success”  which shows students how to earn money, spend wisely within a budget, save and invest, use credit cautiously and protect their personal finances. In addition to, baking cookies and dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House.