David Scherer formed Origin Investments in 2007, along with co-founder Michael Episcope. He has over 17 years of experience in real estate investing, finance, development and asset management.
As Principal, David co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees the analysis, acquisition, and asset management teams at Origin. He also assembles and leads Origin’s team of investment professionals, who share over $3 billion of transactional experience.
Prior to forming Origin, David spent eight years at a privately-financed hedge fund, where he opened and managed offices in New York and London, and served as company President from 1999 to 2003.
In 2006, David co-founded One Million Degrees, which to date has raised $10 million to help low-income, community college students graduate and successfully enter the workforce. He currently serves as the organization’s Board Chair. He also serves on the Board of the Harvard Club of Chicago and the Advisory Board of Invest For Kids.
David received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is married, has two children, is a youth flag football coach and has an interest in languages.