Alasdair Cripps, Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Alasdair Cripps joined the firm in September 2007. Mr. Cripps is responsible for leading the direct equity real estate investment business for Mesirow Financial and participates in all aspects of the investment process. Mr. Cripps is a member of the Mesirow Financial Institutional Real Estate - Direct Investment Committee.
Mr. Cripps is a well-known and highly regarded professional in the industry with over 24 years of experience. Most recently, he was a partner and a portfolio manager at Capri Capital Partners, where he oversaw a portfolio of over $3.5 billion in real estate assets. Mr. Cripps has completed over $3.0 billion in transactions (acquisitions and divestitures), and was directly responsible for portfolios with a gross market value of over $4.3 billion. At Capri, Mr. Cripps was active in all parts of equity real estate which included: asset management, financing, acquisition, dispositions, repositioning/ renovations, budgeting, valuations, client reporting and portfolio strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Cripps worked at JMB Realty Corporation from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Cripps is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association
, the Urban Land Institute
, The International Council of Shopping Centers
, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
and a Board Member of the National Multi-Housing Council
. Mr. Cripps 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. Mr. Cripps received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.