John Payne
John is a Senior Vice President in Heitman’s Client Service & Marketing group, leading Heitman’s Defined Contribution practice. Prior to joining Heitman, John was an Executive Director at UBS Global Asset Management where he headed Corporate Strategy for the Americas, was Deputy Head of Institutional, and a Client Advisor in the firm’s Defined Contribution and Retirement Solutions Group. John began his career in real estate asset management in the early 90’s with the Silverman Organization managing and developing anchor tenant retail properties. He also worked for Colonial Mutual Funds and Cerulli Associates in Boston, and for UBS for 11 years in both New York City and Chicago.

John received his BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Babson. He is a Series 6 and 7 Registered Representative. He began his term as a Co-President of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council in January 2016.