Vice President, Financial Operations & Analysis

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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.

The responsibilities of the Vice President, Financial Operations and Analysis (FOA) include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage the regional FOA team in execution of the group’s responsibilities
  • Be the main point of contact with and oversee fund and investment third-party administrators (e.g., Alter Domus, TMF, etc.)
  • Hold ultimate responsibility for all client reporting
  • Show an in-depth understanding of properties within the assigned portfolios
  • Exhibit ability to perform multiple projects, navigate through unexpected challenges, and bring about viable solutions that provide the best results
  • Monitor operating model efficiencies and ensure implementation of improvements
  • Ability to communicate analysis and information to team, department, properties, investment committee, and valuation committee
  • Work with the transaction and portfolio managers in reviewing and setting-up investment structures/entities
  • Analyze Argus, IRR’s and returns and discuss key insights with the Asset and Portfolio Manager(s)
  • Assess the current and projected performance of investments
  • Analyze incentive fee calculations
  • Oversee the implementation of the tax strategy as contemplated by the fund tax advisors
  • Prepare client (fund and separate account) quarterly and annual reports and documents for review by senior management
  • Ensure fund/account compliance with IM agreement(s), JV agreement(s), and PM checklist(s)
  • Undertake regular correspondence with fund/client third-party tax advisors and advise management about issues and changes around items such as related party loans, transfer pricing, depreciation and general tax strategies
  • Serve as lead contact for Client Service & Marketing requests
  • Review appraisals and valuations, tax returns, and statutory filings prepared by engaged third-parties
  • Lead in coordination, preparation and analysis of quarterly property and debt valuations, collaborating with Portfolio & Asset Management, Research, and Acquisition teams throughout the process.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working accounting systems

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 10 years of real estate analysis experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • Proficient in English in all forms of communication, additional expertise in at least one Asian language (Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Korean) beneficial
  • Proficiency in Excel and Argus
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment and able to manage communication across multiple offices and multiple time zones
  • Willing to work flexible hours, as necessary, including participating in calls with other global team members in Luxembourg and Chicago
  • Able to undertake occasional regional travel, as necessary
  • Supervisory experience is a plus
  • CPA or CFA is desirable

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.