Harrison Street Real Estate hires Albert Yang head of European investor relations
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, a real estate investment firm, has hired Albert Yang as managing director and head of investor relations – Europe.
In this role, Yang will assist the firm in broadening its European capabilities and will be responsible for servicing existing and new clients, capital raising and business development in the EMEA region. He will be based in London and report to Geoff Regnery, senior managing director and global head of investor relations.
Yang brings more than 16 years of European real estate investment management experience to Harrison Street. He was most recently at Barings Real Estate, where he served as managing director, client portfolio manager responsible for European capital raising, investor relations and client service. He was a member of Baring’s European executive management committee and investment committee. Prior to Barings, Yang worked for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he served as executive director of global real assets. Previously, he was director of institutional business and head of U.K. distribution at Henderson Global Investors. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Schroder Property Investment Management and Deutsche Property Asset Management.
“As Harrison Street’s platform continues to expand globally, Albert’s deep relationships with the global investment community and experience raising capital across the risk spectrum — from core to opportunistic real estate strategies — will significantly enhance our ability to meet the needs of our clients in Europe and Asia. We are excited to welcome Albert to our team and look forward to leveraging his extensive institutional investment expertise as we further strengthen our European operations and product offerings and continue to identify attractive investment opportunities,” said Regnery.
Harrison Street owns student housing in the United States and Europe. The firm has invested in more than 125,000 student beds, and its European student housing portfolio comprises more than 7,000 beds in ownership or under construction across Ireland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.