Gavin CampbellManaging Principal
A commercial real estate investor for over 30 years and an active civic leader, Gavin founded Steelbridge in 2006 after serving as President and CEO of the Florida Office Property Company, a 2.6 million square foot office REIT that he assembled, managed and ultimately sold just prior to the 2007-2009 recession for gross returns in excess of 20%. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director of Acquisitions at LaSalle Investment Management where he invested over $1 billion for LaSalle’s clients in a broad range of property types, consistently outperforming NCREIF benchmarks by 200-400 basis points. Prior to joining LaSalle, Gavin founded, developed and sold Restoration Capital, a real estate private equity firm that invested in retail and multifamily in the Chicago neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown and Logan Square.
Gavin is the former Executive Director of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, former President of Leadership Greater Chicago, the Ravenswood River Neighbors Association, the Young Leaders Fund and the Latino Chicago Theater Company. He is also the former Chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, where he co-led the effort to save the internationally acclaimed Mies Van Der Rohe designed Farnsworth House and open it as an international museum. Gavin is currently a member of the Yale Development Council and Yale Parent’s Council and is an active Little League and AYSO soccer coach. He received a BA Magna Cum Laude from Yale College in 1982 and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Gavin, his wife and three children live in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.