Global investment strategy
Recognizing that the North American, European, and Asia-Pacific stock markets and REIT regimes are quite different, we have built a global team with investment professionals in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. We believe their local expertise allows our team members to make real-time, well-informed investment decisions, and that our real estate securities team benefits from the broader Heitman platform, which consists of complementary and functionally integrated business units. In particular, the team benefits from the expertise of our property market research group, as they work together to evaluate risks/opportunities for individual REITs.
Averaging over 20 years of industry experience, our regional portfolio managers have a deep perspective of investing in market recovery/expansion and market corrections. We believe they’ve gained strong insight, allowing them to create thoughtful and strategic solutions while keeping in mind the history of the markets in which we invest. Our dedicated investment team members have diverse backgrounds, ranging from direct real estate valuation to agency, investment banking research, corporate finance, and fund management with highly regarded global firms. We believe this wide range of backgrounds across the equity and debt capital and property markets results in an elite level of analysis and brings a contact network of equal depth and experience, ultimately to the benefit of our clients.
PRIVATE REAL ESTATE EXPERTISE
We believe our complementary business platform gives our real estate securities team deeper insight into the nuances of private real estate. Using a proprietary valuation model, we seek to effectively assess the companies in which we invest, including the underlying real estate.