Rick Hurd

Director, Up for Growth Action Board of Directors; Chief Investment Officer, Waterton

Mr. Hurd joined Waterton in 2013 and serves as chief investment officer. Mr. Hurd collaborates with the firm’s executive management and works closely with the acquisition and capital market teams to oversee all real estate transactions. He helps to set strategy and further develop the firm’s market focus, investment execution and network of industry relationships. Mr. Hurd participates on the firm’s Management, Investment and Valuation Committees.

Mr. Hurd has over 35 years of real estate investing experience with a strong focus on multifamily. Prior to joining Waterton, Mr. Hurd was the co-founder, president and chief investment officer of Strategic Capital Partners (“SCP”), a privately held real estate investment management company that invested over $1 billion in value add multifamily, hotel and commercial properties across the country. Prior to that, Mr. Hurd spent almost 20 years at GE Capital Real Estate, where he was most recently a managing director responsible for GE’s institutional real estate equity program. While at GE Capital, Mr. Hurd invested just under $2 billion in various equity joint ventures, preferred equity, mezzanine debt and convertible preferred equity strategies.

Mr. Hurd holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from Drexel University. He is a board member of The Catalyst Schools, a Chicago based chartered school organization. Mr. Hurd is also vice chairman of the Tax Committee for National Multi Housing Council and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Multifamily Silver Council.