About Us

Heritage Capital Assets, Inc is a private capital real estate investment firm specializing in joint/venture relationships with developers and high-net worth private real estate investors. Founded in 1985, HCA is focused on assisting investors in achieving their commercial real estate investment goals and developers to meet their capital needs. The HCA team oversees a commercial real estate portfolio with a market value of over $100,000,000.

Investing in commercial real estate is challenging. HCA helps clients reduce risk and improve returns. Heritage Capital Assets provides its Developer and Investor partners with a comprehensive set of the tools necessary to meet the highest investment standards.

Michael J. Christie is the founding partner for HCA, originally established as M J Christie & Company, Inc. He has worked as an investor, developer, and commercial real estate broker nationally for more than 30 years. HCA specializes in private capital placement for investment properties for net-lease, retail and senior housing development projects.

With closed transactions in excess of $950,000,000, major brokerage clients represented include: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, AMLI Realty, The Resolution Trust Corporation, Alex Brown & Sons, and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance. HCA’s closing include more than 4,000 apartment units and 3 million square feet of commercial properties.

I appreciate our partnership going back 20 years. You have been an outstanding partner, totally true to your word, impeccably honest and most of all a great deal maker.
Richard C. Romano, Chairman / Co-Founder of Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management
You are one of the good guys!
William A. Millichap, Co-Founder of Marcus & Millichap
Real Estate is all about building, not just with bricks and mortar, but through creating and maintaining meaningful and prosperous relationships with our investors.
Michael J. Christie, Founder and CEO of Heritage Capital Assets

Meet the Team

Michael J. Christie

President and Founder

Michael J. Christie, President and Founder of Heritage Capital Assets, is a Director for the Real Estate Investment Association of Chicago (REIA) and a former Founding Director for both the National Retail Group and National Office & Industrial Properties Group of Marcus & Millichap, the nation’s largest brokerage firm serving private real estate investors. Having managed over $950,000,000 in real estate investment closings, Michael’s extensive real estate expertise has been the cornerstone of success for HCA clients and partners.

Susan Galuska, CPA

CFO/Business Manager

Susan Galuska holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is responsible for all business management, financial reporting and transactional analysis for HCA and its portfolio of properties. Her duties include budgeting and development of financial projections, along with coordinating federal, state and local tax compliance and oversight of day-to-day business and accounting operations, including construction loan administration.


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