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Will Beam Joins Mesirow Institutional Real Estate as Managing Director 

Will Beam has joined as a managing director, acquisitions in Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct Investments. Leveraging nearly 20 years’ real estate investment experience and past oversight of more than $4.5 billion in real estate investments, Beam’s focus will be on all aspects of the acquisition process. 

“Will has a proven track record in the direct real estate investment space, specializing in multi- and single-family rental housing, and deep relationships, spanning the breadth and scope of the industry, that will enhance our capabilities to serve clients,” said Mesirow’s Alasdair Cripps.  

Beam joins Mesirow from Magnolia Capital, where he served as Managing Director and Principal of Investments and Business Development. Previously, he had advanced to the role of Partner at Heitman, after working in multi-family acquisitions for 13 years. Over the course of his career, Will has helped lead acquisitions, financing and dispositions along with raising capital for new investment products. 

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