Senior Associate, Quant Analyst

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

Heitman – Public Securities is expanding its quantitative research and looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, creative, and results-driven individual with 3-5 years of experience in quantitative data analysis to join us. The team's mandate is to accelerate the pace of innovation across the Public Securities department. The scope of potential activities includes: devising methodologies to enhance our analysis and research capabilities, developing tools to empower the team including research and reporting, and partnering with colleagues to create new ways to classify, compare, and evaluate proprietary and third-party data.

The responsibilities of a Senior Associate, Quant Analyst in Public Real Estate Securities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with portfolio management colleagues globally to identify areas where we might apply quantitative methods to benefit our teams and, in turn, our clients
  • Develop new methodologies, processes, or tools to empower our analysts and enhance our research
  • Evaluate the efficacy of new or existing methodologies using Python, R and SQL
  • Take analytical objectives and define data requirements. Extract, clean, and transform market data for purposes of analysis, modeling and reporting
  • Design and build automations to pull data and transform it into a consistent, coherent format supporting modeling and analytics
  • Produce accurate statistical analysis and ensure high quality of the data analysis produced
  • Ability to run multiple requests and prioritize while still maintaining accuracy of data
  • Communicate clear and concise project status information to key stakeholders
  • Dedication and perseverance to overcome data, analytical, and/or technical challenges
  • Experience working on open-ended custom analytic requests

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Computer Science preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and moderate Python skills (with a high willingness to continue learning)
  • Strong Power BI and SQL knowledge
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis
  • Experience of data science and working knowledge of database management
  • Grasp of equity data and an interest in equity research
  • Experience in data analysis, preferably related to investment research
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and succinctly
  • Strong analytical and logical reasoning skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Comfortable taking the initiative and working without detailed guidance or supervision
  • Proactive and positive attitude and a team player
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with various groups including Accounting, IT, Operations, Client Service and Marketing
  • Ability and interest to understand complex calculation and technical subjects
  • Investigative ability — passionate and persistent in seeking to understand new data sources and creative in their application
  • Enjoys working with extensive amounts of data

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.