SPENCER Otis L.
Managing Director, Co-Head Europe
Otis is the Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe for Heitman's European Private Equity group and Co-Portfolio Manager for Heitman European Property Partners III (HEPP III) and Portfolio Manager for Heitman European Property Partners IV (HEPP IV).
Prior to joining Heitman, he worked for ABP Investments in the Netherlands, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing non-listed real estate investments on behalf of ABP’s European and Asia Pacific Strategic Funds. Previous to ABP, Otis was the Managing Director of Five Mounts Properties Europe, a real estate private equity firm targeting opportunistic returns. He has also worked for ING Real Estate Asset Management in the Netherlands and RREEF in the United States.
Otis received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as, a Master of Real Estate designation from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He is also a frequent guest speaker at conferences regarding the European property markets.
About The Heitman Organization
Integrating Multiple Disciplines
Heitman is a multi-national real estate investment management firm with approximately $23.8 billion in assets under management. We are focused on the three areas of real estate we consider the core of property and capital markets:
- Direct investments in real estate, both in the U.S. and Europe
- Investments in publicly traded securities, REITs, REOCs and other real estate companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia
- Origination and servicing of debt secured by real estate
- We offer investment products and services across the risk/return spectrum, within each of our disciplines.
Commitment to the Business
Heitman employees own 50% of the firm. This creates a unique and valuable alignment of interests. Our financial partner is Old Mutual plc - a top 40 global financial services firm with 150 years of business experience. As Heitman's financial partner, Old Mutual provides our firm with additional financial resources and strengthens our international platform.
Experienced and Insightful
Heitman's real estate solutions are directed by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Warsaw, Washington DC, Tokyo, Munich, Melbourne and Moscow, Heitman has 250 employees who offer specialized expertise - from a specific discipline to local insight.
Heitman is an investment firm focused solely on real estate. Each business unit is managed by an equity owner of the firm. This provides stability and accountability for each business unit, as well as the firm as a whole. Below is an organizational chart showing the firm's business units and their leaders.)
A Personal Approach
We apply this breadth of knowledge and depth of talent to every client portfolio. Since 1966, we have taken the time to thoroughly understand the investment goals and organizational needs of our diverse client base. Whether you are a major institution, or an individual investor, in the U.S. or abroad, we have the ability to tailor a strategy for you that adds value.