Process and strategy
Our team's real estate experience combined with our long-standing history of managing debt investments for institutional investors allows the firm to be highly effective and responsive. Through the execution of our strategies, we strive to create value for our investors. Heitman’s investment process has been honed over the firm’s 50 years of participation in the real estate industry. Our firm possesses the full range of investment advisory capabilities and provides all of these resources to our clients. Ultimately, the underlying real estate drives outcomes within the portfolio. With resources and processes developed and enhanced over several decades of underwriting both real estate equity and debt across multiple real estate cycles, we believe we are uniquely qualified to understand and underwrite the risks inherent in investing in real estate debt.
Our debt investment professionals have applied experience in public and private debt, acquisition, disposition, and securitization, as well as property and asset management. Our debt investment team taps into the insights and expertise of Heitman's complementary business units. The active management of our in-house asset management and loan administration professionals help us generate the desired outcome of our clients. Our professionals have invested across multiple economic recessions, periods of property market decline, and periods of recovery and expansion. While history never repeats itself exactly, we believe that knowledge of past cycles gives predictive power, which translates into sound, forward-looking investment ideas.
Our debt professionals focus on developing strategies, understanding market conditions, and influencing every step of the investment process with in-depth research.