Heitman, the Chicago-based real estate investment manager, has hired a senior investor-facing executive to tap in to Australia and New Zealand capital sources.
The firm has hired Beau Titchkosky as managing director, client service & marketing for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Heitman, Titchkosky lead Legg Mason’s institutional and retail sales teams for Australia and New Zealand and held senior roles at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and AVIVA.
We view Australia and New Zealand as critical markets for which Heitman must have a meaningful presence,” commented Heitman’s chief executive, Maury Tognarelli. “Beau’s addition is part of a multi-year strategy to broaden our presence in this important region and continue to serve our partners (clients and consultants).
Titchkosky will work with James Gruver, Heitman’s global sales leader, to lead the firm’s client service and marketing activities for Australia and New Zealand.
Before Titchkosky’s appointment Heitman had one full-time employee in Australia; however, the firm invest across Australia from Heitman’s offices in the region—particularly Hong Kong and Tokyo.
“Heitman has been marketing in Australia since 2010. Over the last six years the firm has had a hybrid strategy with frequent visits from Asia, European, and North American based investment professionals as well with a local third party advocacy firm – Willowbrae House – for on the ground client service. As the business has achieved critical mass, we are excited to add an accomplished, dedicated full time client focused resource,” said Gruver.
Founded in 1966, Heitman is a global real estate investment management firm with more than $37 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.