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Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments strengthens its acquisition team

  • Firm hires will radiate as Managing Director, Acquisitions in Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the acquisition process

CHICAGO, August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services company, today announced will radiate joined as Managing Director, Acquisitions at Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments. Leveraging nearly 20 years of real estate investment experience and past oversight of over $4.5 billion in real estate investments, Will will focus on all aspects of the acquisition process.

“Will has a proven track record of direct real estate investing, specializing in multi-family and single-family rental properties, and deep relationships, spanning the breadth and reach of the industry, that will enhance our abilities to serve clients. “, said Alasdair Cripps. “On behalf of our team, I welcome Will to Mesirow and look forward to his future contributions as we remain focused on providing institutional investors with access to attractive investment opportunities and attractive risk-adjusted returns.”

Will joins Mesirow from Magnolia Capital, where he served as Managing Director and Director of Investments and Business Development. Previously, Will rose to the role of Partner at Heitman, having worked in multi-family acquisitions for 13 years. During his career, Will has helped lead acquisitions, financings and divestitures as well as raising capital for new investment products.

“I am delighted to join Mesirow,” Beam said. “I look forward to building on the team’s high-level investment knowledge as we continue to take advantage of opportunities in the residential apartment sector.”

Will is an active member of the National Multi-Housing Council, having completed four years of service on their Emerging Leaders Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Chicago Real Estate Private Equity. Will earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill.

About Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments
Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments is a proven team investing in the multifamily housing sector in the top 25-30 markets in the United States. Over time, the investment team has acquired, managed, repositioned and sold 34,000 multi-family units; equivalent to the average size of a publicly traded US REIT. The team looks for markets that exhibit: favorable demographic trends (growth in population, migration and immigration); low unemployment rates and high job growth markets relative to national and regional averages; high barriers to entry for new supplies, affordability of ownership (a large gap between the cost of owning and the cost of renting); extensive infrastructure in terms of highways, ports and air services that provide superior access to residents; quality of life and destination areas. For more information, please visit:

About Mesirow
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services company founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with locations around the world, we serve our clients with a personal, personalized approach to achieving financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was recently named one of the best places to work in Chicago by Crain’s company in Chicago and one of the top 100 RIA companies by Barrons.

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Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct (“IRED”) is a division of Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser. Mesirow Financial means Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc., © 2022. All rights reserved. Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any investment vehicle of Mesirow Financial. Any offer may only be made to qualified or “accredited” investors through the appropriate offering memorandum which contains important information regarding risk factors and other important aspects of investing and should be read carefully. before making an investment decision. Mesirow Financial does not provide legal or tax advice.

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