As important as what you invest in
is how you invest.

The Heitman Difference

In a business where changing market conditions are as much a constant as unexpected challenges, what differentiates a leading company is how it navigates these challenges to meet its goals. We embrace an environment of intellectual honesty as a cornerstone of our foundation. What does this mean? It means that we thoughtfully plan each step of our evolution, communicating transparently and respectfully. And we put all hands on deck, bringing our best investment, management, and research expertise together in one nimble, multi-disciplined team.

    • Delivering on trust

      We don’t just work for our clients — we work to know them, building relationships over time and helping them see every angle of an investment. We earn their trust and their business by delivering the outcome they’re seeking while working to exceed their expectations. Over multiple economic and property market cycles, through capital market downturn and improvement, we have applied our knowledge, experience, and dedication to forging effective client relationships.

      Meet the team

    • Client Service & Marketing

      Led by Lewis Ingall, Senior Managing Director of Client Service & Marketing, the seasoned professionals on the team have broad real estate investment and portfolio management experience. Each client is assigned a Heitman representative who works closely with the investment, research, portfolio management, compliance, and investor reporting teams to ensure the highest level of communication and client satisfaction.

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    • Lewis Ingall

      Senior Managing Director

      Client Service & Marketing

    • James Gruver

      Managing Director

      Client Service & Marketing

    • Takayuki Kiura

      Managing Director

      Client Service & Marketing

      Asia-Pacific

    • Beau Titchkosky

      Managing Director

      Client Service & Marketing

      Asia-Pacific

    • Matthew Claeys

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Shauna Dills

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Greg Gore

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Keiko Kosaku

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      Asia-Pacific

    • Justin Lee

      Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      Asia-Pacific

    • John Mancuso

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Scott Napier

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Christina Polito Fylling

      Executive Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Ed Rieger

      Senior Vice President, Director, Global Consultant Relations

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Ajay Sharma

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      Europe

    • Tamara Solarich

      Senior Vice President, Director, Global Marketing and Communications

      Client Service & Marketing

    • Anne Westbrook

      Senior Vice President

      Client Service & Marketing

      North America

    • Magdalene Yee

      Director

      Client Service & Marketing

      Asia-Pacific

  • Synthesizing research

    The creation and refinement of an investment strategy begins with research. That’s why at Heitman, research is an in-house function and a vital part of our process. We integrate research and investment in real time, with truly multi-disciplinary teams that are more informed, in-tune, and invested in your success.

  • Synthesizing research

    The creation and refinement of an investment strategy begins with research. That’s why at Heitman, research is an in-house function and a vital part of our process. We integrate research and investment in real time, with truly multi-disciplinary teams that are more informed, in-tune, and invested in your success.

  • Integrating multiple disciplines

    We are active in three key segments of the global real estate property and capital markets, with over $43 billion in assets under management. Our private and public market investment teams are based on the ground in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific to execute investment strategies across the risk/return spectrum for our clients.

    Our three complementary business units foster a creative atmosphere within Heitman that translates into an information exchange, helping the firm stay abreast of changing conditions in all areas of real estate across the globe.


  • Ownership in our business

    Heitman is wholly owned by senior officers who control all strategic, ownership, and day-to-day operational decisions.

    This ownership structure results in a distinct and valuable alignment of interest between Heitman and our clients, and creates proper incentives to meet or exceed our clients' investment objectives. Our investment professionals' total compensation is tied directly to the performance of the investments under their management and the degree to which they’ve met client objectives over multiple periods.
    • Leading with experience

      Our real estate investment solutions are created by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago since 1966 with offices on four continents, Heitman’s senior managers have an average of 27 years of industry experience. These leaders in the field have gained expertise investing across a variety of economic environments, from periods of property market decline to periods of recovery and expansion.

      Meet the team

    • Executive Leadership

      While history never repeats itself exactly, we believe that knowledge of past cycles gives predictive power, which translates into sound investment ideas. The collective experience of our executive team applies across the life cycle of an investment, from strategy setting and execution to realization.

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    • Maury R. Tognarelli

      Chief Executive Officer

    • Jerry Claeys

      Non-Executive Chairman

    • Gordon Black

      Senior Managing Director

      Portfolio Management

      Europe

    • Lewis Ingall

      Senior Managing Director

      Client Service & Marketing

    • Thomas McCarthy

      Senior Managing Director

      Private Equity

      North America

    • Anthony Stamato

      Chief Legal Officer

    • Darrah Bixler

      Managing Director

      Human Resources

    • Larry Christensen

      Chief Financial Officer

    • John Clement

      Executive Vice President

      Acquisitions

      North America

    • Jerry Ehlinger

      Senior Managing Director

      Public Real Estate Securities

    • Blaise Keane

      Executive Vice President

      Portfolio & Asset Management

      North America

    • Greg Leadholm

      Senior Managing Director, Co-Head

      Real Estate Debt

      North America

    • Mary Ludgin

      Managing Director – Head of Global Research

      Research

    • David Maki

      Senior Managing Director, Co-Head

      Real Estate Debt

      North America

    • Michael Schick

      Senior Vice President, Director

      Information Technology

    • Skip Schwartz

      Managing Director

      Private Equity

      Asia-Pacific

    • Tony Smedley

      Managing Director - Head of European Private Equity

      Private Equity

      Europe

    • John White

      Senior Managing Director

      Public Real Estate Securities

      Asia-Pacific

  • Corporate social responsibility

    Investing today with a focus on tomorrow. Our investment process carefully considers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.  In executing client mandates, we seek to improve the world in which we live and work, while delivering the investment outcomes our investors require.

    Embedding ESG considerations into our investment and management processes provides opportunities to create value, reduce risk, enhance investment returns for our clients. Heitman’s Global ESG Committee oversees the process in which ESG considerations are implemented in into the various investment strategies managed by our global private equity, debt, and securities businesses. The ESG Committee is an interdisciplinary group.

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  • Corporate social responsibility

    Investing today with a focus on tomorrow. Our investment process carefully considers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.  In executing client mandates, we seek to improve the world in which we live and work, while delivering the investment outcomes our investors require.

    Embedding ESG considerations into our investment and management processes provides opportunities to create value, reduce risk, enhance investment returns for our clients. Heitman’s Global ESG Committee oversees the process in which ESG considerations are implemented in into the various investment strategies managed by our global private equity, debt, and securities businesses. The ESG Committee is an interdisciplinary group.

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  • Investing

    In our investment decision-making and management processes, we aim to achieve the following ESG goals:

    - Environmental (“E”): Assess environmental exposures associated with the location of investments and improve environmental resource efficiency through operational best practices, including implementation of innovative technologies and strategies
    - Social (“S”): Operate such that all investment decisions align with our firm’s values and that these values are transmitted through our employees to the stakeholders associated with our investments
    - Governance (“G”): Uphold strong ethical and corporate governance standards through transparency and integrity, and by working or investing with firms that have demonstrated the same

    Sustainable operations

    We track over 475 assets using ULI Greenprint’s Measurable software as part of our Environmental Management System (EMS). We have completed over 200 projects and audits related to energy, water and waste, ranging from energy retro-commissioning, installation of onsite solar and fuel cells, LED lighting installation, drip/smart irrigation upgrades, recycling programs, tenant education and health & wellness events. In 2017, we benchmarked nearly $11 billion of our assets under management to the global real estate sustainability measure, GRESB.

    Responsible governance

    Our business practices take into account the social and governance responsibilities of our operations. We have a dedicated and experienced group of professionals who are responsible for ensuring that our business is in compliance with all regulatory requirements under which our operations are governed. We incorporate responsible governance into our investment process by selecting service providers and operating partners who display strong ethical and respected corporate governance practices and meet our high standards for transparency and integrity. Additionally, we are supportive of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and similar organizations that stress the importance of responsible governance.

  • Resilient locations

    We are investing today taking into account the future. Environmental forces pose risk to physical investments in the short and long term. We recognize the long-term impact of climate risk to assets in our portfolios; therefore, we believe that risk should be managed and limited. Heitman takes a measured view when investing in high-risk areas and implements property- and portfolio-mitigation strategies.

    Raising standards through industry engagement

    Heitman believes in the importance of collaborating with leading real estate industry organizations to continually improve our ESG program by monitoring industry best practices.

    Our firm is a member of ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, which brings together real estate investment managers to create and provide environmental tracking standards and benchmarks for real estate assets around the globe. ULI Greenprint provides a platform to share sustainability best practices between its members and maintains relationships with innovation partners that present technological advances and provide opportunities for members to test pilot in their portfolios.

    We are also a member of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), mentioned above, which focuses on fund ESG policy, management, measurement and implementation. We actively engage and participate with GRESB on fund benchmarking and on new modules, such as health and well-being and resiliency.

    Civic involvement

    Working to improve our communities is an extension of our company’s purpose. While many Heitman employees make the most of our corporate donation and matching contribution programs, their commitment to community service often goes beyond simply writing a check. In all of our regions, our employees take pride in coming together and devoting their time and energy to community projects such as cleaning up playgrounds, painting classrooms, and restoring interim housing facilities for the homeless. This dedication carries over into our business practices, as we operate in a manner such that all investment decisions align with our firm’s values and that these values are transmitted through our employees to the stakeholders associated with our investments.