Mr. Jerome J. Claeys III


Jerry began his service on the USML Finance Committee in January 2021 and joined the USML Board of Advisors as of July 2021. Jerry is the former Non-Executive Chairman of Heitman and an equity owner of the firm. He was a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, Global Management Committee, and Private Equity and Debt Investment Committees. Jerry received a BSBA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He started his career in 1970 at White, Weld & Company as a member of the corporate finance department. In 1978, he became co-head of acquisitions for JMB Realty in Chicago and was named Chairman of JMB Institutional in 1990. In 1994, JMB Institutional Realty merged with Heitman, and he became head of the advisory business of the newly formed investment advisory entity. In 1999, he was named Chairman and CEO of Heitman. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and served a six-year term as a member of its Board. He advises the University of Notre Dame with respect to a portion of its off-campus real estate. Jerry is also the Chair of the St. Mary’s parish Finance Council.