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Joe Nicchetta ’79
Columbia College Day Program
Chicago, Illinois

Joe Nicchetta ’79 is a senior vice president and retail specialist for Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm. He is responsible for working with the Portfolio & Asset Management and Acquisitions teams on all aspects of strategic planning and value enhancement of existing assets, as well as the analysis of potential new acquisitions. Prior to joining Heitman, Joe worked for The Rouse Company, General Growth Properties and Starwood Retail Partners. Joe received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in 1979 and is a member of the college’s Cornerstone Club. He has worked with various charities such as The Juvenile Diabetes Association and The Special Olympics. He is married and has two sons, Martin and Michael, and a grandson, Alexander. He resides in the Chicago area where he grew up.


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