Founded in 1966, Heitman globally invests in and manages portfolios of real estate and real estate securities for its clients, which include public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations, and private investors. Heitman has substantial experience investing in and managing portfolios of real estate assets across the globe and has been an active real estate market participant over multiple economic and property cycles. Heitman's investment acumen is centered in the three primary segments of the global real estate property and capital markets: private real estate equity; public real estate securities; and real estate debt. The firm's private real estate equity investments focus on core, value-added and opportunistic investment strategies. Heitman's public real estate securities operations have continuously managed North American real estate securities portfolios since 1989, and managed global real estate securities portfolios for its clients since 2007. The firm's team of real estate debt investment and asset management specialists provide superior insight and strategic investment expertise in structuring and managing senior and mezzanine debt investment opportunities.

Regardless of market segment, Heitman seeks to construct portfolios to achieve or exceed targeted results for its clients while prudently managing the underlying level of risk to maximize the probability of achieving the desired risk-adjusted outcome. All of its strategies are offered to a wide variety of investors in either a separate account or commingled fund format. The firm’s clients are supported by professionals situated around the globe whose sole responsibilities are dedicated to client service and marketing. With headquarters in Chicago and eleven other offices worldwide, Heitman's investment teams are based on the ground in the key global markets, providing its investment professionals with a deep understanding of the local and regional real estate dynamics needed to implement its strategies.The firm's management team is led by its CEO, Maury Tognarelli. Jerry Claeys III serves as Heitman's non-executive Chairman.