I have been in the asset and property management business for over 30 years. Having started on the ownership side as an asset manager for 10 years, I worked with some of the best firms and people in the business and also some of the worst. When I moved to the 3rd party side more than 20 years ago, my desire was to share the best I have seen with our teams and make sure we are always one step better than many of the good firms we compete with. At NAI Hiffman I have never felt more challenged, worked harder and at the same time had this much fun in my career.
Having recently become an empty nester, my wife of 38 years and I purchased a country house where we spend the weekends breathing the fresh country air and relaxing. In the summer that also includes golfing with my wife, grown children and friends. With a very busy work week, I try to keep it low-key on the weekends to get recharged for the week ahead.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Professional Background & Experience
Bob oversees Hiffman National’s Management Services Division, comprised of Property Management, Project Services, Lease Administration and Property Accounting services. Hiffman National operates a national portfolio of third-party office, industrial and retail assets for investor clients. Prior to joining NAI Hiffman in 2011, Bob was an EVP of Asset Management for the investment management group at Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, where he managed a $1.3 Billion portfolio of real estate across the Midwest and Southeast regions.
Assoian has spent more than 30 years as an asset/portfolio manager for major institutional investors as well as private individuals. He previously served as Director of Asset Services for CB Richard Ellis, and as VP of Asset Management for the Midwest Region of The Traveler’s Realty Investment Company, the real estate arm of the Traveler’s Insurance Company. Assoian received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and an MBA in real estate/finance from the University of Connecticut.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker
- Certified Property Manager (CPM)
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)