Corporate overview

Founded in 1966, Heitman is a global real estate investment management firm. We operate in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, in public and private markets, executing debt and equity strategies across the return spectrum. Our mission is to lead the evolution of real estate through investments that fulfill the needs of people and communities in a world of constant change. Through research-driven investment products, a seasoned management team, and hard work from what we believe to be some of the most skilled professionals in the industry, Heitman believes we have the experience and the resources to capitalise on opportunities and achieve our clients’ investment objectives. Our three complementary business units are: 

  • Private Real Estate Equity: Investing in direct real estate in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific on behalf of our commingled funds and separate account clients
  • Public Real Estate Securities: Investing in publicly traded real estate securities in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific via separate accounts, UCITS portfolios, and a mutual fund, acting as a sub-adviser, and additionally participating in UMA programmes. 
  • Real Estate Debt: Origination and management of debt investments secured by real estate in North America.

Investment principles & strategy

Heitman is a research-driven investment firm. Our strategies reflect continued analysis of economic and demographic trends, property market shifts, and capital flows. In addition, Heitman’s various business lines include public market professionals, direct property investors, debt investment professionals and global resources, fostering a creative atmosphere within Heitman. This translates into an information exchange that helps us stay abreast of changing conditions in all areas of real estate. We then use this information to create innovative strategies designed to meet or exceed our clients’ objectives and expectations.

Strategic corporate development

The firm’s business plan for the next three years is to selectively grow assets under management across our three business unitsas a result of providing smart investment solutions, designed to meet or exceed our investor’s objectives. Our business plan is consistent with the firm’s mission, which is to lead the evolution of real estate through investments that fulfil the needs of people and communities in a world of constant change. We do not seek to be the largest real estate investment manager in terms of assets under management, but rather to grow our business organically by delivering strong performance and market leading strategies. As a result, the growth path we have set is a measured one.

Performance verification

Heitman’s Public Real Estate Securities and North America Private Real Estate Equity groups claim compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). Returns for each group have been independently verified by accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. Our European and Asian private equity composites consist of leveraged investment level time-weighted returns.


Certain Heitman subsidiaries are registered with the appropriate regulatory authorities in the US and abroad and, as such, are subject to applicable regulatory schemes. These operating subsidiaries have implemented their own tailored compliance policies to ensure adherence to governing rules and regulations.