- Retired, Founding Principal of M3 Capital Partners
Mr. Heaton received his B.A. in Economics from Texas A&M University. Mr. Heaton was a managing director and member of the Executive Committee with LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle). During his 18-year tenure at LaSalle, Mr. Heaton had profit responsibility for operating groups in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Mexico City, and London. After LaSalle, Mr. Heaton was a Managing Director of Security Capital Group, where he oversaw human capital for the company as well as its group of 23 domestic and international real estate operating companies. In 2001, Mr. Heaton became a founding principal of M3 Capital Partners. M3 operates from offices in Chicago, Austin, London, Luxemburg, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Until his retirement in December 2021, Mr. Heaton had overall firm-wide responsibility for operations, human capital, technology, finance, risk management, administration, and regulatory compliance.