David Scherer cofounded Origin Capital in 2007 with Michael Episcope to create access to real estate investments and management expertise that were previously only available to institutions. He has over 17 years of experience in real estate investing, finance, development and asset management. 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. His investment philosophy is rooted in risk management and value creation, and he has purchased and executed more than $900 million of commercial real estate. 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.