Senior Managing Director; North American Head of Opportunistic Portfolio Management Robert Cook
Mr. Cook joined the firm in 2010 and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. As Head of the North American Opportunistic Portfolio Management platform, Mr. Cook is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the North American Portfolio Management group. He works in close collaboration with all internal functions to execute the investment strategy for each of the Firm’s US Opportunistic funds in accordance with established guidelines and risk/return parameters. He is also responsible for tracking, projecting and communicating the investment performance of each Fund to investors and internal team members. In addition, he works closely with the transactions team to construct each fund in accordance with the established strategy and collaborate with asset management to drive investment value and maximize returns to fund LP’s.
Prior to joining Harrison Street, Mr. Cook was an Assistant Vice President at KBS Realty Advisors, where he helped open the central region office in Chicago. He was responsible for all acquisition and disposition activity in the middle third of the country. Prior to joining KBS, Mr. Cook was a Senior Portfolio Analyst at Lincoln Advisory Group, where he was directly involved in all asset and portfolio management aspects for a national industrial portfolio owned on behalf of a state pension fund.
Mr. Cook graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BBA in both Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Finance as well as Investments and Banking.