Heitman, a real estate investment management firm, has named Peeyush Shukla as chief information and technology officer. Previously, Shukla worked at Nuveen Investments.
Chicago, Aug. 6, 2019 – Heitman LLC (“Heitman”), a global real estate investment management firm, today announced that Peeyush Shukla has joined the firm as its Chief Information and Technology Officer. In this role, Peeyush will be responsible for leading Heitman’s Information Technology initiatives and Infrastructure Group in support of its global investment management business. Mr. Shukla will also serve on Heitman’s Global Management Committee and report directly to Maury R. Tognarelli, Heitman CEO.
“Peeyush’s extensive experience with multi-asset solutions technology, data strategy, and business analytics complements and enhances the skills of our seasoned technology and infrastructure team,” said Mr. Tognarelli. “Peeyush joins us at a pivotal time in Heitman’s evolution and is charged with supporting the firm’s global investment management business by activating its vast data and business intelligence analytics’ capabilities through strategically using next generation technology solutions.”
Prior to joining Heitman, Peeyush was Managing Director, Data Strategy, Analytics and Multi-Asset Solutions Technology at Nuveen Investments. In that role, he was responsible for creating the technology strategy and roadmap for a multi-year, multi-phase, cross-functional effort to develop a cloud-based platform for data management, investment management, and performance and risk management. In his career, he has also held senior technology roles with Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc. and Solo Cup and served as a technology consultant at Fimat USA and Cambridge Technology Partners.
Peeyush has a Master’s in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India) and his MBA in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
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 insights.