Friday, July 30, 2010

Heitman Announces New SVP Client Service & Marketing, US

Chicago, IL  -- Heitman LLC, a multi-national real estate investment management firm, today announced William “Alan” Purser has joined the firm as senior vice president responsible for institutional client service and marketing. Mr. Purser will be based in Heitman’s Atlanta, Ga. office.

Mr. Purser has 14 years experience in business strategy, institutional sales and marketing and prior to joining Heitman, managed client relationships and fundraising for RREEF/Deutsche Bank and earlier for Buchanan Street Partners.

Mr. Purser began his real estate career at Prudential CRES in San Francisco. In his new capacity Mr. Purser will develop and maintain relationships with Heitman’s institutional investor clients in both public and private real estate strategies across the United States.

Mr. Purser attended both North Carolina State University and the University of California at Berkeley where he pursued a bachelor of business administration and marketing degree. He is a member of PREA, NAIOP, ULI and ICSC and holds his Series 7 and 63 FINRA licensing.

“Alan’s extensive experience and particularly, his ability to build strong, collaborative relationships are attributes we value at Heitman and Alan will play an integral role as we broaden our institutional client base throughout the US,” commented Maury Tognarelli, (top right photo) Chief Executive Officer of Heitman.

Heitman, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Chicago, manages over $22 billion in assets invested directly and indirectly in real estate in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm's clients include US and international institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations, and individual investors.

John White Appointed Lead Portfolio Manager for Asia-Pacific

Chicago, IL  -- Heitman LLC, a multi-national real estate investment management firm, today announced the appointment of John White (lower left photo)  as lead portfolio manager for its real estate securities business in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. White’s addition rounds out the firm’s strategy to manage a comprehensive global real estate securities business.

Mr. White will lead a team of investment professionals for Heitman in Melbourne, working collaboratively with Chicago-based Tim Pire, who leads Heitman’s North American portfolio management team and London-based Mark Abramson, Heitman’s lead portfolio manager in Europe.

“John has worked alongside our portfolio management teams over the last several years as part of an alliance. This experience as well as his like-minded cultural and professional values makes this appointment virtually seamless to both our clients and the firm,” commented Maury Tognarelli, Chief Executive Officer of Heitman.

Contact:  Margot Olcay, Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105
Tel: 212 843 8284 / Fax: 212 843 9200

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