Human Resources Business Partner

Chicago, Illinois


Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with over $44 billion in assets under management. Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies. Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.

This Opportunity

Our Chicago-based headquarters is seeking a talented, driven and people-focused Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP). The HRBP serves as a consultative and strategic partner to multiple, global business units within Heitman, and is responsible for delivering people-centric HR services, designing and executing processes and policies, managing global mobility and immigration, and helping ensure an overall positive experience for our colleagues. Exceptional organizational and communication skills are required. Provides direct HR support to our leaders and teams across our ten global offices.

The responsibilities of the HRBP include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing HR consulting services and operational support to domestic and global business units, including senior leaders, in alignment with organizational strategies and goals.
  • Creating and analyzing business unit metrics and trends to recommend and develop solutions, programs and policies to improve and reach organizational goals, as well as to ensure an excellent employment experience for our colleagues.
  • Collaborating with HR peers in Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition and DEI to oversee project work and to ensure cohesive delivery of HR programs and services to the client.
  • Partnering with leadership and the HR team to design, develop, communicate and implement key culture-building initiatives, employee engagement practices and talent building processes that support the overall business.
  • Owning Heitman’s global mobility and immigration program, including directly managing all ex-pat and immigration matters, selecting and working with outside counsel, and partnering with Finance regarding related tax matters.
  • Acting as Heitman’s Wellness Director to create and deliver programs and initiatives focused on the physical and mental health of our colleagues.
  • Providing HR expertise and advice in the successful resolution of employee and/or leadership concerns and issues.
  • Providing day-to-day performance management guidance including coaching, counseling, career development and employee relations.
  • Consistently keeping abreast of global trends and regulatory changes in the HR field, including but not limited to: employment law, immigration, compensation and benefits.
  • Managing all HR compliance related monitoring and reporting, including but not limited to EEOC, AAP and I-9 reporting.  Selecting and partnering with appropriate external vendors and internal stakeholders to establish HR compliance standards, meet regulatory obligations and to anticipate emerging trends.
  • Collaborating with our Client Service and Marketing team on reporting and client inquiries.

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • 7-10 years of experience focused on building, developing and executing global HR programs
  • Excellent listening and empathy skills
  • Strong ability to analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with other teams to influence colleagues at all levels of the business
  • Strong written and oral communication skills – clear and organized thinking, an engaging personal style
  • Strong interpersonal skills - high energy, creative, enthusiastic, results oriented, self-starter, motivated
  • Professional team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organization and time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Impeccable character and reputation
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Excellent computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, MS Outlook, etc.)

The Heitman Difference – Culture

Our culture recognizes the importance of our biggest differentiator — our people. Heitman’s collaborative work environment gives our professionals the opportunity to build something together. Something too appealing to ignore and too rewarding to leave.

Our culture is driven by our core values: Respect, Commitment, Innovation, and Integrity. We strive to maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment where all ideas are welcome. Among many other Heitman sponsored programs, we encourage our employees to get out into the community and volunteer with their favorite organizations – you’ll even get paid time off to do just that!

Heitman offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance, 401K plan with employer match, and a generous vacation/sick plan.

Additional Information

Interested professionals should apply via our website at Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

COVID-19 protocol:

Employment with Heitman in the United States is conditioned on proof of full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine) or, if not vaccinated, participation in a required weekly testing protocol.