Mr. Mathias is a Principal of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC and serves on its Leadership and Investment Committees. He focuses on the sourcing, securing and management of Harrison Street's relationships with operators and developers within the firm's areas of specialty real estate. We believe his multitude of relationships with financial entities, developers and brokers across both the United States and Europe make him a valuable asset in sourcing new capital sources and joint venture opportunities. Mr. Mathias serves on the Executive Committee of the Company's ventures with many of its operating partners and spends a great deal of time with these partners in a long-term strategic-planning capacity. In addition, Mr. Mathias has worked to create the Company's Asset Disposition process and spear-heads the Disposition platform for the Company.
Prior to joining Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, Mr. Mathias was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Golub & Company, a leading investment and development firm based in Chicago. Beginning in 1992, he led the firm's entry into Eastern Europe and served as a Director in its Eastern European Joint Venture with GE Capital Corporation.
He is also a member of the Self Storage Association, an International Member of the Urban Land Institute, and an Active Member of the Springboard Foundation in inner-city Chicago. Mr. Mathias holds a B.A. in Economics and English from Denison University.