Senior Associate, Private Real Estate Debt

Chicago, Illinois


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 Chicago office is seeking a Senior Associate to join their Portfolio and Asset Management group within our Private Debt business. We are looking for a self-starter, who is highly collaborative, analytical and has a strong interest in Real Estate.

The responsibilities of a Senior Associate include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage a portfolio of real estate debt investments
  • Assist in preparation of, and monitor, annual business plans for the underlying real estate that serves as collateral for the debt investments
  • Ensure compliance with client investment management agreements
  • Review appraisals and valuations
  • Assess the current and projected performance of properties
  • Build a robust monitoring process with a focus on early warning and proper risk rating
  • Help prepare reports and documents that are presented to investment committee
  • Build relationships with sponsors/borrowers in tandem with the origination team


  • Minimum 3 years of real estate debt experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance/accounting or real estate
  • Excellent communicator with strong writing skills
  • Well-organized, detail oriented and deadline driven
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments, and handle ambiguity
  • Enjoys working both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
  • Able to operate in deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced team setting
  • Proficiency in Argus, Word, Excel and Power Point

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.