Impact

Making an impact in our communities

Provided modern and reliable housing for

506,000+

college students
Cared for

58,000+

seniors
Housed

4,000+

military families

Healthcare Delivery

We provide health systems with state-of-the-art facilities to perform a variety of medical services, including cancer treatments, orthopedic surgeries, and behavioral science therapies.

Life Sciences

Our life sciences tenants research and develop life-saving treatments, devices, and therapies for chronic illnesses.

Sustainable Investments

Our clean energy and sustainable building investments provide better outcomes for residents, patients and communities.

Our tagline of making an impact is
more than checking a box

Harrison Street has had a formal sustainability initiative since 2013. For nearly 10 years, we have been committed to integrating ESG throughout our business, culture and investments.

View our ESG Impact Reports.

Creating an ESG roadmap when one doesn’t exist

There were no clearly defined ESG metrics or policies for the demographic-driven, needs-based real asset classes in which we invest, so we continue to create them. We strive to implement pioneering ESG practices in order to deliver positive impact to our stakeholders and the world.

Awarded Best in Building Health for three consecutive years: 2020, 2021 and 2022

Best in Building Health Leadership Award

Harrison Street was named as a winner of Fitwel’s 2022 Best in Building Health Leadership Award for our dedication to enhancing human health through design. We are committed to achieving healthy building certifications throughout our portfolio of occupied buildings.

Addressing climate change as outlined in our Climate Action Plan

Carbon Emissions Reduction

Our goal is to reduce carbon emissions of our landlord-controlled real estate assets by 70% by 2025 from the 2020 baseline. Today our corporate office operations in Chicago and London and employee-related emissions are net zero carbon.

Climate Risk & Resiliency

We proactively assess climate risk across our portfolios and define actionable steps to effectively manage and mitigate potential risks.

Social Health & Wellbeing

We support the wellbeing of our occupants and build resilience against climate-change-induced social risks by: pursuing healthy building certifications in all occupied buildings, optimizing the indoor environment in our senior living communities, and facilitating programs and tools to monitor and improve occupant mental health and wellbeing.

View our Climate Action Plan.

Being a sustainable organization for our investors, employees, partners and communities

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We actively cultivate diversity in our workforce to build an inclusive and equitable environment as we expand our team, develop our leadership and create opportunities across our business. Harrison Street’s dedicated DEI committee is tasked with raising awareness, forming strategic partnerships and implementing a range of programs to increase diversity at all levels.

Learn more

The senior women of the Firm participated in a two-day summit which included a variety of professional development, discussions around the strategic direction of the Firm and uninterrupted time to connect with one another and strengthen our relationships. 

Giving and Service

We sponsor programs to provide youth in underserved communities and first-generation college students with new experiences, host company-wide annual volunteer events and support causes employees care about through a dollar-for-dollar match program. Learn more.

GARDENEERS SERVICE DAY AT HOMAN RAILS FARM

Girls Who Invest Career Exploration Day

Corporate Chase Challenge 5k

GARDENEERS SERVICE DAY AT HOMAN RAILS FARM

MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY VOLUNTEER EVENT

MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY VOLUNTEER EVENT

MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY EXPLORATION DAY ACTIVITY

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MEALS FROM THE HEART

Partners

We strive to partner with those that share similar ESG and DEI values and consider these areas during investment diligence. New partners are vetted for a variety of elements, including company culture, management and pipeline talent, process rigor, marketing plans, financial acumen, and innovation. Once onboarded, Harrison Street takes a unique approach to working with its operating partners by establishing sharing communities through conferences, workshops and joint initiatives and facilitating relationships between partners and world-renowned industry experts.

Governance

We execute a disciplined governance strategy, continuously improve our internal procedures, and align our ESG strategy with best-in-class corporate governance frameworks. We understand that achieving our ESG goals will require a multifaceted approach that includes cross-functional collaboration, timely implementation, and third-party assurance.

View our ESG Policy.

ESG initiatives are most successful when they are shared activities. Whether it is GHG emissions reduction, enhanced inclusion or social good, we win when we all work together. Harrison Street is committed to continuing to elevate our impact while making a concentrated effort to partner with leading organizations dedicated to ESG improvements, like GRESB, Fitwel and PRI, and share our ESG knowledge with others.

Jill Brosig, Chief Impact Officer


Membership & Industry Engagements

Harrison Street’s strategy follows leading frameworks, including GRESB, TCFD and UN PRI, and our ESG goals and strategies align with various aspects of the UN Sustainable development goals.