Heitman appoints Ehlinger as senior managing director of real estate securities

Heitman LLC, a real estate investment management firm, has named Jerry Ehlinger as senior managing director of Heitman Real Estate Securities. Ehlinger has been with Heitman for eight years and most recently led the firm’s North American strategies. Also, he was co-portfolio manager for the group’s global strategies.


Chicago, May 25, 2018 – Heitman LLC (“Heitman”), a global real estate investment management firm, today announced the appointment of Jerry Ehlinger, CFA, as Senior Managing Director of Heitman Real Estate Securities, and global leader of the business. He will also serve on the firm’s Global Management Committee.

Mr. Ehlinger holds 23 years of experience in real estate and investment management, including 13 years of experience managing global real estate securities portfolios. He has been with Heitman for eight years and, for the past five years, has led Heitman’s North American strategies and served as co-Portfolio Manager for the group’s global strategies. Mr. Ehlinger is a member of the real estate securities group’s Global Investment Committee, and is an equity owner of the firm.

“Jerry is well suited to assume the leadership responsibilities for our securities business,” said Maury Tognarelli, Heitman CEO. “He has helped develop a strong team of professionals and improve the operating and investment environment in our North American and Global platform. The team is well prepared for this next step in the organization’s evolution.”

“The opportunity to grow the success of our securities business and continue to help deliver strong investment returns for our clients is exciting. I am fortunate to work with an incredibly talented and robust team,” said Ehlinger.
Senior Managing Director Kathy Sandstrom, who led Heitman’s global real estate securities platform for the past five years, will step down from her current role and relocate back to Florida with her family in time for the commencement of the school year. She will continue to serve as an advisor to the securities business leadership team and provide counsel as the business continues to evolve and grow. Over the course of her 22-year tenure at Heitman, Ms. Sandstrom held several roles at the firm, and previously led the North American Client Service & Marketing group.

“Kathy has been a valued contributor to Heitman for many years, and we deeply appreciate all of her contributions, including her passion for the firm, its professionals, and our clients,” added Tognarelli.

Jerry received an MS in Finance, Investment and Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a member of the NAREIT Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Chicago.

About Heitman
Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $40 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 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.