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Heitman Expands National Real Estate Group

Appointment of Ehlinger and Promotion of Pire To Expand Investment and Portfolio Management Capabilities
December 3, 2013
In a move to expand its portfolio management and securities investment capabilities within its real estate securities division, Chicago-based real estate investment manager Heitman made two personnel appointments.

Jerry W. Ehlinger, CFA has rejoined the firm as managing director and senior portfolio manager for its North America Public Real Estate Securities portfolio. In addition, Tim Pire, a 21-year veteran of Heitman, will take on added responsibilities in a new role as chief investment strategist of the firm’s global real estate securities business unit.

Ehlinger is an 18-year veteran of the real estate securities business. He previously served as Heitman’s senior vice president and portfolio manager of real estate securities group from 2000 to 2004. Most recently, he was with Deutsche Bank/RREEF Real Estate where he served as lead portfolio manager and head of real estate securities from 2004 to 2013.

In his new role as chief investment strategist, Pire will oversee the firm’s global portfolio, risk management and marketing processes to support Heitman’s real estate securities strategies.

"With years of industry experience, unparalleled knowledge of our North American real estate securities portfolio and global investment process, and his strong working relationships with our global portfolio management teams, Tim is uniquely positioned to undertake this critical new appointment," said Kathy Sandstrom, Senior Managing Director, Public Real Estate Securities.

Heitman manages approximately $28 billion in assets invested directly and indirectly in real estate in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm’s clients include institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations, and individual investors.

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