Jerome J. Claeys III
Non-Executive Chairman, Heitman
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mr. Claeys is the Non-Executive Chairman of Heitman and an equity owner of the firm. He started his career at White, Weld & Company as a member of the corporate finance department, concentrating in real estate finance and raising capital for developers, operating companies and the early REITs. In 1978, he became co-head of acquisitions for JMB Realty. Mr. Claeys was named Chairman of JMB Institutional in 1990. In 1994, JMB Institutional Realty merged with Heitman and Mr. Claeys became head of the advisory business of the newly formed investment advisory entity. In 1999, he was named Chairman and CEO of Heitman. Mr. Claeys is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Mr. Claeys holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and served a six-year term as a member of the Board.