Heather is a Closing Specialist for Aries and has been with the firm since 2002. Heather manages all phases of the closing process for the firm’s client transactions, including facilitating correspondence among the borrower, lender, attorney and third parties; troubleshooting and resolving issues; and ensuring all deliverables are received in order and on time for closing and securitization. Heather specializes in hotel analysis and unique loan structures involving A, B, and C tranches and has participated in over $1 billion in financing transactions.
Prior to her current role, Heather was an originator and underwriter for Aries, where she performed real estate analysis, developed cash flow models and underwrote directly for its correspondent lenders. She also placed loans with CMBS, local banks, insurance companies and high-leveraged lenders.
Before Aries, Heather was the Director of Research for Pritzker Residential and Centergate Residential in Chicago. In this consultative position, Heather compiled and analyzed micro- and macro-economics for the company’s real estate portfolio, creating a business plan for its diversification and entry into new markets.
Heather earned her Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University’s College of Commerce in Chicago, IL where she remains involved with the university’s Graduate Center for Real Estate Center. She is a past President of Chicago’s Real Estate Council (CREC), and a member of Chicago’s Real Estate Investment Association. She is also a former United States Senate intern.