Skip Schwartz Executive Leadership

Managing Director

Private Equity


Skip is the Managing Director of Heitman’s Asia-Pacific Private Real Estate Equity group, a member of Heitman’s Asia-Pacific Private Equity Investment Committee, and an equity owner of the firm. He is responsible for creating the firm’s investment platform in the Asia-Pacific region and manages the regional team as it sources new real estate investments and joint venture partnerships across Asia-Pacific. Skip is also responsible for overseeing the acquisitions and asset management process for a large private equity global separate account. Since arriving in the region in 2008, he has grown the regional AUM to nearly $1 billion. He moved to Heitman’s Hong Kong office in 2013, after spending five years in Tokyo. Prior to relocating to Tokyo, Skip was in Heitman’s London and Frankfurt offices for a total of seven years and was involved in numerous investment, joint venture, and development transactions across Central Europe and Germany. During his prior five years in the company’s Chicago headquarters, he was involved in transactions and joint ventures of all property types across the US.

Skip received his BA with honors in International Relations and his MA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University. He received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Skip is also a member of ANREV and ULI Asia Pacific. He is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities as a Responsible Officer and Executive Director of Heitman International HK Ltd, which is also licensed by the SFC to conduct Type 1, 4, and 9 regulated activities.