At the top of Heidi Swygert’s to do list: qualify for the Boston Marathon and scuba dive at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. She admits that she might be an adrenaline junkie. After all, she’s gone skydiving and taken a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
It’s easy to see that Heidi likes to stay busy, and her job as a development associate with KDC keeps her engaged and interested. “I’m dealing with different challenges every day, and I like that no two days are alike,” she says.
Heidi has been with KDC for over two years. She spends most of her time working on KDC’s State Farm project in Atlanta, and assisting project managers with documentation, legal checklists, budgeting/cost tracking, meeting and schedule coordination. Additionally, she assists with pre-development activities on other projects and participates in business development for Southeast deals.
Prior to joining KDC, Heidi worked on the residential side of real estate for nearly a decade. She acted as a real estate closer at Campbell & Brannon, LLC Attorneys at Law where she interacted with a variety of buyer and sellers and coordinated all transaction documents.
Heidi is spontaneous, adventurous and goal-oriented. One of the goals she’s most proud of achieving is being accepted into NAIOP’s Future Leaders program. Competition for the program is fierce and the application requires seven essays and letters of recommendation. She was one of only 13 people accepted into the program (and one of four women).
“The Future Leaders program gives me great exposure to other commercial real estate professionals, community leaders, and projects. I can take that experience back to KDC, ” Heidi notes.
In addition to her participation with NAIOP, she’s also active in Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Recently, she sold $10,000 worth of sponsorships to a CREW event in just one week.
Heidi is passionate about commercial real estate. “For me, real estate is exciting, not mundane or boring,” she says. “Real estate is a driving force of the economy, and I like being part of that.”
Heidi is a native Georgian who grew up in a small town in the northeastern part of the state. She attended Georgia Southern University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate.
Heidi has an active life outside of work. She likes to run and cycle, and she recently completed her first full marathon. She also golfs and goes crazy over college football.
“I’m really proud of running my first full marathon because it takes a lot of dedication and commitment to your training program,” she says. “It takes sacrifice but the result is so rewarding.”