Senior Associate, Investment Research - Heitman

January 29, 2018


Chicago, Illinois 60606

Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $39 billion in assets under management.  Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies.   Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Heitman’s more than 350 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.

Job Description

Our Chicago office is seeking a Senior Associate, Investment Research to join the firm’s Investment Research group. This position involves research into economic, capital market, and property market trends in support of the firm’s investment strategies in private equity and debt and real estate securities. Research is an integral part of the investment process at Heitman and the focus of significant corporate resources.

The department is charged with:

  • Targeting market and property-level investment opportunities
  • Underwriting market assumptions for specific assets as part of the acquisitions, asset management and dispositions process
  • Framing investment strategies to capitalize on capital and property market opportunities


The responsibilities of a Senior Associate include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect and analyze data on property markets, capital markets and economic trends in North America
  • Work alongside the acquisition team on prospective property acquisitions, including assessments of local market conditions and trends, competitive properties and identification of risks/opportunities
  • Write the market summary for annual business plans for properties within the Heitman-managed North American portfolio
  • Regularly create and update content regarding capital markets and property market fundamentals for client presentations.
  • Contribute analysis and content for white papers and Thought Leadership pieces on market trends and their investment implications
  • Interact and work collaboratively with senior management and clients in person and on conference calls



We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics geography, urban studies or a related field. An advanced degree or CFA designation a plus
  • Three to five years in real estate research, consulting, finance, economics, geography or urban planning (Candidates with other backgrounds that demonstrate strong research and writing skills will also be considered). Will also consider candidates with an advanced degree, but less than 3 years experienced.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and written and oral communication skills
  • A highly developed ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Fluency in Excel, PowerPoint and  data visualization
  • Comfort with creating, maintaining and manipulating databases
  • Intellectual curiosity and integrity
  • Willingness to work independently on short deadlines
  • Prior experience within the commercial real estate industry a plus


Additional Information

Interested professionals should apply via our Heitman website . Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.