Mesirow Financial Appoints Alasdair R.J. Cripps to Its Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL, October 7, 2016 – Mesirow Financial announced today that Alasdair R.J. Cripps was appointed to the firm’s board of directors. As chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of its Institutional Real Estate, Direct Investments business, Alasdair participates in all aspects of the investment process and is a member of the group’s investment committee.

“Alasdair’s experience and background is a great addition to our board,” said Richard S. Price, chairman and CEO. “He has strategically grown our real estate direct group into an industry leader, and his commitment to excellence is unparalleled.”

He joined Mesirow Financial in 2007 to establish the firm’s direct real estate business, which now has $1.9 billion in assets under management. Prior to that, Alasdair was a partner and portfolio manager at Capri Capital Partners, where he oversaw a portfolio of over $3.5 billion in real estate assets. He has completed more than $6.5 billion in transactions (acquisitions and divestitures), and was directly responsible for portfolios with a gross market value of over $6.5 billion. He previously worked at JMB Realty Corporation.

Alasdair is a well-known and highly regarded professional in the industry with over 26 years of experience. He is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute, The International Council of Shopping Centers, and a board member of the National Multi-Housing Council. He is a board member of Over the Rainbow, an Illinois not-for-profit organization with a goal of building and maintaining apartments that are specifically designed to help severely disabled people realize their dreams of independent living.

The appointment brings Mesirow Financial’s board to 14 members, each with a long tenure and senior leadership position in the organization.

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