Mary K. Ludgin

Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman

Mary is Heitman’s Managing Director, Head of Global Research, and an equity owner of the firm.  She is a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, Global Management Committee, Private Equity Valuation Committee, and Private Equity and Debt Investment Committees.  She is the author of numerous articles and research studies relating to real estate markets, portfolio management and strategy.  Prior to joining Heitman, she was an urban planner for the City of Chicago and she worked in retail site location.

Mary received an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  She is a Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and sits on its Global Board of Directors.  Mary also chairs ULI’s Chicago District Council.  Among other professional affiliations, she served two terms on the board of the Pension Real Estate Association and was its president.  She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and sits on its Operating Committee.  Mary is also a former president of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.  She was named a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute in 2000, is a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and is a member of the board of the Metropolitan Planning counsel of Chicago.