Jerry Claeys Executive Leadership
Jerry is the Non-Executive Chairman of Heitman and an equity owner of the firm. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Managers and Global Management Committee. He started his career at White, Weld & Company as a member of the corporate finance department, concentrating in real estate finance and raising capital for developers, operating companies and the early REITs. In 1978, he became co-head of acquisitions for JMB Realty. Jerry was named Chairman of JMB Institutional in 1990. In 1994, JMB Institutional Realty merged with Heitman and he became head of the advisory business of the newly formed investment advisory entity. In 1999, he was named Chairman and CEO of Heitman.
Jerry received a BSBA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of Pension Real Estate Association and served a six-year term as a member of its Board.