Originator, Private Real Estate Debt

New York City, New York


Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $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.

Job Description

Our newly created New York office is seeking an Originator to join the Private Real Estate Debt team.

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

  • Originate, structure, and close senior and subordinate debt transactions throughout the Eastern United States
  • Negotiate and structure complex senior bridge loans and mezzanine/preferred equity positions
  • Assess risks and opportunities
  • Optimize portfolio balance in terms of both asset type and geographical diversity
  • Maximize return on investment, optimize cash flow
  • He/She will undertake a range of client facing responsibilities, including the marketing of Heitman’s debt program to borrowers
  • Work closely with and be in regular communication with team members, including reporting business updates etc.


  • Undergraduate degree required (preferably Finance, Economics, Real Estate)
  • Minimum 7-10 years real estate experience with a focus on investments (lending or principal investment)
  • Track record of successfully originating senior bridge loans, mezzanine, preferred equity or JV equity positions
  • Strong contacts, relationships and standing in the East Coast investment community
  • Local and regional market knowledge
  • Experience investing in a variety of property types with a sophisticated, diverse investment background
  • Experience with development and value-add investments is helpful
  • Excellent negotiation and business development skills
  • Strong deal management skills and exposure to large and complex deal processes across geographies and product sector
  • Strong financial acumen, with an understanding of senior financing, mezzanine and preferred equity structures
  • Excellent communicator with strong writing skills
  • Well-organized, detail oriented and deadline driven
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial team environment
  • Team playing attitude, sound investment judgment, and highly motivated
  • High level of flexibility, professional and personal maturity

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.