Executive Vice President
Blaise is an Executive Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Heitman America Real Estate Trust ("HART") and an equity owner of the firm. He has overall responsibility for the HART fund including strategy development and implementation, investments, financings, dispositions, asset management, and client service and marketing. Prior to heading HART, Blaise was the senior portfolio manager for one of Heitman's largest separate account client portfolios. Before joining the Portfolio & Asset Management team, he was active in identifying, structuring and executing equity investment opportunities for Heitman's institutional pension fund clients across North America. Prior to joining Heitman via its merger with JMB Institutional Realty Corporation, he was with JMB Realty Corporation. His responsibilities with JMB included asset management, loan restructuring, property financing, and property disposition activities. He began his career with Ernst & Young, an international public accounting firm. While with Ernst & Young, he served many of the firm's real estate and financial services clients.
Blaise received a BA from St. Mary's University of Minnesota and a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a CPA. He is also a member of several industry organizations, including The International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.