Mary Ludgin, Ph.D.

Mary Ludgin, Ph.D.
Head of Global Investment Research, Heitman

CREW Network Featured Speaker


Mary Ludgin is Heitman’s Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. Prior to joining Heitman, Ludgin was an urban planner and she worked in retail site location. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Among her professional affiliations, Ludgin has just concluded her term as a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and as Chair of ULI’s Chicago District Council. She is a member of the board of ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She served as Chairman of the Board of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. She is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society. Ludgin is a docent for the Chicago Architecture Center and served on its board. She is on the board of the Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago.

Ludgin was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association’s James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.

Ludgin will speak during the Wednesday Industry Keynote session at the 2020 CREW Network Convention.