Direct Real Estate

Mesirow Financial provides institutional investors with access to compelling direct investment opportunities in the real estate market.

About Us

Our experienced professionals provide institutional investors with access to compelling direct investment opportunities in the real estate market. Following our investment strategy, we seek to generate attractive returns on a risk-adjusted basis by targeting opportunities in all phases of the real estate life cycle.


Our objective is to provide investors with meaningful value appreciation through the proven application of our investment strategies. We aim to accomplish this goal by creating unique portfolios of real estate assets that are diversified by asset type (multifamily, industrial, office and retail), geography and investment type (core, core-plus, value-added and joint venture development).

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Sustainable Investing

MFDRE is committed to incorporating environmental, social and governance considerations throughout our investment processes.  For more information, please check out our Sustainble Investing Policies. 


Meet Our Team

Our Direct Investment team has worked together for more than a decade, successfully managing real estate portfolios through a variety of real estate cycles.

Benefits of Working With Us


Strong relationships developed over the investment team's combined 145 years in the industry managing large institutional real estate portfolios through several real estate cycles.

Proactive Asset Management

Customized asset management approach that emphasizes proactive deal sourcing and hands-on asset management, which we believe is crucial to the mandated objectives and investment success of our clients.

Client Focus

Commitment to providing superior client service, including comprehensive investment information, education and support as well as participating and investing alongside our clients.

Broad Resources

Access to the resources of a larger organization, enabling the investment team to concentrate on building and managing portfolios and delivering outstanding client service.

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information? Contact us at 800.453.0600 or send us a message.

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Mesirow Financial Institutional Real Estate, Direct (“MFDRE”), a division of Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor, (“MFIM”) was formed on September 10, 2007. The information contained herein is intended for institutions and is for informational purposes only. This information has been obtained from a variety of sources believed to be reliable, but is not necessarily complete and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow Financial investment vehicle(s). Any offer can only be made through the appropriate Offering Memorandum. The Memorandum contains important information concerning risk factors and other material aspects of the investment and should be read carefully before an investment decision is made. It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Mesirow Financial does not render tax or legal advice. This information is intended solely for Qualified, or “accredited” investors, which include a natural person whose net worth, or joint net worth with spouse, exceeds $1,000,000, excluding the person’s primary residence; or, a natural person who had an annual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year; a trust, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring exempt securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Rule 506(b)(2)(ii) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933; a corporation or partnership not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring exempt securities offered and has total assets in excess of $5,000,000; or a corporation or partnership in which all of the equity holders are natural persons who all meet one of the criteria for natural persons described above. “Qualified Purchaser” includes a natural person who beneficially owns not less than $5,000,000 in investments either separately or jointly or as community property with her or her spouse. This also includes an entity which in aggregate owns not less than $25,000,000 in investments, any family company that owns $5,000,000 or more in investments or a trust that is directed by a qualified purchaser that was not formed for the specific purpose of investing and with respect to which each settlor or other person contributed assets is a qualified purchaser. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. © 2018.  All rights reserved.