David Scherer

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. 

Recent Articles By The Author

6 Rules for Value Investors to Buy Real Estate at the Right Price

6 Rules for Value Investors to Buy Real Estate at the Right Price

The first goal in buying commercial investment property is to pay the amount necessary to earn predictable returns, despite unpredictable events.

6 Takeaways Real Estate Investors Can Glean From the Chicago Cubs

6 Takeaways Real Estate Investors Can Glean From the Chicago Cubs

Author Michael Lewis sees lessons from the baseball team's World Series win this year.

Here's How to Use Commercial Real Estate in Goal-Based Investing

Here's How to Use Commercial Real Estate in Goal-Based Investing

This type of strategy ensures that assets will be available when investors need them.

Dizzy From the Stocks and Bonds Seesaw? It's Time to Consider Alternative Investments

Dizzy From the Stocks and Bonds Seesaw? It's Time to Consider Alternative Investments

Alternative investments such as commercial real estate complement stocks and bonds by reducing stock market risk, building value and earning dividends.

Non-Traded REITs: A Real Estate Investment Whose Time Is Up

Non-Traded REITs: A Real Estate Investment Whose Time Is Up

Crowdfunding platforms can give real estate investors a more transparent alternative to non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and high fees.