Business Analyst, Public Real Estate Securities

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

Business Analyst role focuses on in-depth business knowledge as well as advanced skills in data manipulation to translate requirements into analysis and reporting. You will serve as a hub through which information is collated and disseminated. Additional responsibilities include providing data for RFP’s, consultant databases and client reporting requirements through the use of attribution analysis, performance data and index/benchmark analysis to name a few.

The responsibilities of a Business Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Compile data, commentary, and analytics for client reports on monthly and quarterly basis
  • Participate in research and analysis relating to new product development initiatives
  • Maintain and update quarterly marketing materials to support internal & external consumers of data
  • Ability to run multiple requests and prioritize while still maintaining accuracy of data
  • Investigate any data discrepancies, explore various corrective measures of resolution, and implement solutions
  • Perform a variety of data maintenance in the attribution system and maintain security database for proper grouping and identifications, i.e., StatPro Revolution, Benchmark data mining etc.
  • Detail oriented and takes initiative to check data quality and integrity on complex dataset
  • Automate existing ad hoc processes into streamlined and scalable solutions
  • 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 in finance or Business or related field
  • 1 - 3 years of experience related to finance
  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on industry use in SQL, a scripting language (Python, R), advanced Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, graphing)
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools such as Power BI
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interest in the field of analytics and the drive to develop automated customized solutions
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with various groups including Accounting, IT, Operations, Client Services and Marketing
  • Stock market/real estate knowledge / experience helpful
  • 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.