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Howard Heitner

LaTerra Development, LLC

Chief Operating Officer

Job Functions: Executive, Asset Management, Development, Investment Management, Legal, Property & Facility Management, Research & Strategy


Howard Heitner is the Chief Operating Officer of LaTerra. Mr. Heitner has significant operational experience with multifamily property companies, having been the Chief Operating Officer and President for two of the largest real estate investment and property management companies in the United States. As an attorney and senior business executive, Mr. Heitner has worked on thousands of real estate transactions and has broad exposure to several asset classes with a focus on multifamily residential properties.


Prior to joining LaTerra, Mr. Heitner was President of JRK Residential America, one of the largest multifamily property companies in the United States with a market value in excess of $5 billion owning over 100 residential properties with more than 30,000 units in 24 states. Mr. Heitner was responsible for overseeing the asset and property management divisions along with the supervision of legal and risk management functions.


In 2000, Mr. Heitner began his 10 year tenure at SunAmerica, where he was Chief Operating Officer of the public company’s affordable housing subsidiary. Mr. Heitner formed and chaired its investment committee. At the time, SunAmerica was the investor in over 1,300 properties in 48 states with a market value in excess of $12 billion.


Mr. Heitner spent nearly two decades in the private practice of law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP with the last 10 years as a partner in its real estate department. Mr. Heitner received his J.D/M.B.A from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Bucknell University.



Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation