David Scherer is cofounder of Origin Investments, a Chicago-based private equity commercial real estate firm with nearly $500 million in assets under management. Founded in 2007, Origin Investments acquires office and multifamily properties in eight fast-growing markets: Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Chicago and Denver. Scherer has 20 years of experience in real estate investing, finance, development and asset management. As a principal at Origin, he co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees the analysis, acquisition and asset management teams, who share more than $5 billion of transactional experience. Scherer played an integral role in the successful launch of the firm’s first two value-add commercial real estate funds, which Preqin has ranked in the top-quartile. Origin is currently raising a third, $150 million fund.
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