A differentiated approach to Social Infrastructure
Better outcomes for students, patients and communities
Since its inception, the Harrison Street team has spent significant time developing and nurturing relationships with top universities and health systems across the US. We understand the challenges facing these institutions and the critical need for well-run campus facilities. Our conversations have expanded from real estate to incorporate broader infrastructure needs as these institutions look for knowledgeable, long-term capital partners.
Launched in 2018, Harrison Street’s Social Infrastructure Fund was developed to pursue a unique strategy to service universities, health systems and government users. Deferred maintenance, decarbonization and resiliency trends have led to an increased need for capital solutions in the space. The fund focuses on highly structured assets within these segments, supported by long-term contractual arrangements which produce consistent financial performance across economic cycles. The fund is structured as an open-end vehicle given the long-term nature of our partnerships and the intention of holding investments for long-term operation.
Our Social Infrastructure strategy is actively seeking opportunities to enhance long-term stakeholder value while contributing to improving the environment. Investments provide critical service providers, such as healthcare and education institutions, with clean energy and sustainable buildings.
“Our team invests in mission-critical infrastructure that contributes to better outcomes for students, patients and communities while improving the environment through renewable energy solutions, development of water solutions to conserve drinking water and energy efficiency achieved through sustainable buildings. We are excited to build upon our long-term relationships with top universities and leading healthcare systems to help them accomplish their sustainability goals.”
James Hennessy, MANAGING DIRECTOR