Vice President, Closing & Due Diligence (Acquisitions)

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


Heitman’s Chicago office is looking for a Vice President, Closing & Due Diligence to manage the due diligence and closing process for our US private real estate equity acquisitions.


The responsibilities of a Vice President, Closing & Due Diligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the negotiations of purchase and sale agreements and related documentation.
  • Close real estate acquisitions according to Heitman standards.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with external parties including joint venture partners, sellers, attorneys, and title company representatives during all phases of closing.
  • Collaborate with Acquisitions, Portfolio & Asset Management and Financial Operations & Analysis teams as well as senior management during due diligence process.
  • Manage and coordinate due diligence reviews, legal document negotiation, and closing through title and escrow.
  • Read, analyze, and summarize legal documents, including recorded documents, loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, and joint venture agreements.


We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7 years of real estate experience
  • Minimum 5 years of negotiating and closing real estate transactions
  • Strong reading comprehension and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to prioritize projects in an effective manner
  • Law degree with an emphasis on Real Estate a plus
  • Communicates effectively, keeping managers informed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Willingness to travel


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.