N2Growth Places John Heiberger as President of NAI Hiffman

NAI Hiffman Adds President to Corporate Leadership Team

PHILADELPHIA, February 10, 2023 – N2Growth Inc., a global leadership consulting and executive search firm, places John Heiberger as President of Hiffman. This includes NAI Hiffman, the largest independent commercial real estate company in the Midwest, and Hiffman National, an awarded Property Management, Project Management, Property Accounting and Lease Administration services company. The search was led by Tom Dunn, Senior Director at N2Growth. Heiberger’s appointment is part of the company’s continued growth in North America and the Midwest. NAI Hiffman is the largest independent commercial real estate company in the Midwest. 

In his new role, Heiberger will head their corporate accounting and oversee the company’s operations and people services departments, while also advising on strategic financial decisions to strengthen the Hiffman brands, enhance the company’s customer-centric focus, and position Hiffman for new growth opportunities in the coming years. 

“With John’s vast experience with strategy and vision development for CRE firms, I have no doubt that he will be able to further heighten our financial strategy and planning to achieve our desired growth locally and nationally,” said Dave Petersen, NAI Hiffman | Hiffman National CEO.

Heiberger previously served as U.S. head of portfolio management at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), a position he transitioned out of most recently. Before that, he was the U.S. head of institutional real estate.

Tom Dunn, Senior Director at N2Growth, added, “John is an incredible talent who has served over 30 years in the commercial real estate industry. His background in both strategy and finance provides an excellent perspective to usher in the next round of strong and sustainable growth at Hiffman.”

Mr. Heiberger has more than 30 years of experience in an array of financial and commercial real estate sectors, including debt placement, risk management, strategy, and portfolio management. In one of his most recent roles at CIBC, Heiberger ran and reshaped a transaction-oriented business into a relationship-focused, $7 billion asset platform for the US Region of CIBC. As part of the CIBC Bank USA executive leadership team, he helped the bank grow to more than $100 billion in assets with 36 offices in 13 states. Heiberger has been a part of the CRE community for a long time. He has served on the board of NAIOP Chicago for many years and is an influential leader in the field.

Mr. Heiberger graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a bachelor of science in business management and from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with an MBA in finance and real estate. In addition to his many professional accolades, John is a current board of directors’ member for NewRoot Learning Institute and Fenwick High School and an emeritus board member for Aspire and NAIOP Chicago. He is a passionate advocate of not-for-profit organizations working with society’s most vulnerable, including children and adults with developmental disabilities and disadvantaged youth.

Reporting to Petersen and working alongside Chief Operating Officer Michael Flynn, Heiberger will join the existing executive leadership team to support the company’s goals and growth objectives in the coming years.