heatherHeather L. Fernstrom, formerly a consultant with the Townsend Group and an investor relations specialist at Hunt Investment Management, has joined National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) as Director of Investor Relations. Fernstrom will be responsible for advancing and overseeing the firm’s relationships with institutional investors across the U.S. and abroad. The announcement was made today by Jeffrey Kanne, National Real Estate Advisors’ President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Kanne said: “We welcome Heather to our seasoned team of real estate professionals. Her extensive background in the institutional real estate investment industry, coupled with her real estate and finance related education make her a tremendous addition to an institution which stands on its reputation of fiduciary responsibility and wise real estate investing. Heather’s addition is one of the many steps we are taking to seek long-term relationships with new investors who could benefit from our investment management services,” he said. 

During her career, Fernstrom has held positions at Hunt Investment Management and Townsend Group where she was responsible for assisting institutional clients in developing investment objectives, strategic planning, underwriting investments as well as capital raising. Fernstrom also worked for Bancshares of Florida Inc. and for Larson Allen LLC. She has two Master of Science degrees from the University of Denver in Finance and Real Estate/Construction Management. Additionally, she earned a dual Bachelors of Science degree from Western State College in Accounting and Business Administration. She is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Commercial Real Estate Women, and Pension Real Estate Association.

Specializing in real estate investments on behalf of large institutional investors, National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) manages more than $1.9 billion of client capital invested in more than $5.3 billion of property nationwide. To learn more about National, please visit our website at