Senior Managing Director
Head of Opportunistic Portfolio Management - North AmericaRob Cook
Rob brings 22 years of industry experience to the Firm and is a member of the Firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. As Head of North American Opportunistic Portfolio Management, he 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. Rob is also a Sponsor of the Firm’s Network of Women (HS NOW) affinity group.
Prior to joining Harrison Street, Rob 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, Rob 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.
Rob 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.