HR, Analyst

Chicago, Illinois



Company Description


Founded in 1966, Heitman is a premier global real estate investment management firm with over $50 billion in assets under management. Heitman has three main business lines: direct real estate investment; the origination and servicing of debt secured by real estate and investments in publicly traded securities, including REITs, REOCs and other real estate companies. The Firm offers investment products and services across the risk/return spectrum, within each category.

Heitman is proud to be employee owned, and the firm’s real estate solutions are directed by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, Heitman has 350 employees who offer specialized expertise — from a specific discipline to local insight.

This Opportunity

Our Human Resources team is focused on Heitman’s most valuable asset: our people. With our focus on Culture, Talent Acquisition, Communications, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resource Information Systems, Training & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the HR team ensures that Heitman continues to employ talented and motivated people who are focused on delivering exemplary results for our clients, while also preserving the collaborative and inclusive culture we’ve created.

Heitman is driven by data and our Human Resources team is looking for an Analyst who is passionate about using People data to help make important decisions. The Analyst will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of reporting that crosses all aspects of the HR people data landscape. This can entail everything from weekly, monthly, yearly reporting to assistance with in-depth analysis on internal and external trends.

The Analyst will report to Heitman’s Vice President, Compensation & HRIS, and will work directly will the full HR team on a wide range of projects and initiatives. Our team works in a hybrid environment, with 3-days spent working in Heitman’s office each week.

The responsibilities
of an HR Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the HR main point of contact with our internal marketing team; compile employee data and HR related policies/practices to respond to client requests as they are received
  • Assist in benchmarking, analyzing and applying compensation market data
  • Calculate and analyze employee demographics, retention, turnover and internal mobility trends
  • Develop and report on key recruiting metrics including time to fill and hiring costs
  • Assist in the development and rollout of employee surveys; format and analyze responses, and make recommendations based on results
  • Work with HR leadership team to enhance performance management; assess results from our employee performance reviews
  • Analyze and develop insights from employee exit data
  • Develop easily consumed reports and dashboards to measure progress and inform senior leadership of key trends; maintain and update reports on an on-going basis
  • Analyze and clean all data to identify issues and opportunity areas and inform design of strategies, practices and policies
  • Participate in a variety of projects across full HR team

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Must possess a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a related role within the Human Resources field
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong research, data analysis, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills are critical
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential employee information with careful thought and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience managing large data sets in Excel (i.e., can create basic formulas, vlookups, pivot tables, and charts)
  • A team player with strong relationship building skills
  • An adaptable, organized, agile individual who enjoys change and exploring complex and diverse situations to help develop solutions; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong professional presence and communication skills
  • Open to new ideas and possibilities - demonstrates the ability and willingness to move outside of their “comfort zone”
  • Knowledge or experience working in ADP, Alteryx, and/or data visualization tools (i.e., PowerBI, Tableau, etc.) considered a plus

The Heitman Difference

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.