Heitman appoints two as VPs in real estate debt group

Heitman LLC, a real estate investment management firm, has named Tirso Fernandez and Scott San Filippo as vice presidents in the firm’s real estate debt group. Both are based in Heitman’s New York office. Prior to joining Heitman, Fernandez worked at JPMorgan Chase while San Filippo worked at Allegiant Real Estate Capital.


Chicago, Oct. 15, 2019 – Heitman LLC (“Heitman”), a global real estate investment management firm, today announced two new personnel appointments designed to support the firm’s long-term growth plans for its Real Estate Debt platform.

Tirso Fernandez and Scott San Filippo join Heitman as Vice Presidents in the firm’s Real Estate Debt Group. They are based in Heitman’s New York office and are responsible for originating, structuring, and closing senior and subordinate debt transactions throughout the Eastern US. They will report directly to Tim Podboy, Heitman Managing Director, Real Estate Debt.

“We are pleased to welcome Tirso and Scott to Heitman and our Real Estate Debt Group,” said Greg Leadholm, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Heitman Real Estate Debt Group. “Over the course of their careers, they have both developed deep industry relationships that will serve Heitman’s Real Estate Debt Group as we continue to expand our debt investment capabilities.”

“As we grow our Real Estate Debt operations, it’s vital that we continue to build our team to support our various real estate debt mandates and strategies,” added Mr. Podboy. “We look forward to Tirso and Scott bringing their depth and breadth of experience originating both senior and subordinate debt across the East Coast to the team.”

Prior to joining Heitman, Mr. Fernandez was a vice president, senior commercial real estate underwriter and subline credit coordinator at JPMorgan Chase responsible for underwriting and managing CRE loans and leading credit for the Subline business in the Northeast US. He has also served in a variety of underwriter, consultant, and analyst roles at GE Capital, DBRS, Inc., and Carver Federal Savings Bank. He began his career at Fredericks Michael & Co. Mr. San Filippo comes to Heitman from Allegiant Real Estate Capital, where he most recently served as a director, underwriting, originating, and managing loans. Prior to Allegiant’s spinoff from FirstKey Commercial, he served as a vice president with FirstKey Lending, LLC and has held analyst roles with Macquarie Group and Duff & Phelps, LLC.

Mr. Fernandez has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. San Filippo has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Real Estate Graduate Certificate from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

About Heitman
Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $44 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 additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.