Charles V. Heath
Founder, Principal Emeritus
Prior to retiring in 2011, Charles V. Heath was the C.E.O. of Horizon. As a Principal Emeritus, Chuck maintains a relationshipwith Horizon, acting as an advisor on strategic planning and business development. Horizon was founded by Chuck in 1984 asa real estate development company. Today, Horizon has grown todesign, build and manage commercial, retail, residential, industrial real estate and indoor water resorts. Under Chuck’s leadership, the Company successfully developed property valued at more than $500 million. Horizon’s project portfolio includes office, retail, multifamily apartments, master planned neighborhoods, hotels and indoor water resorts.
Chuck is a past member of the National Council on Seniors Housing (NCOSH) Board of Trustees and former chairman of the NCOSH Finance Committee, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He has served on the Tax Credit Advisory Committee for the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and has presented to the Multi-Housing World Conference, the NAHB and the American Association of Home and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), and the World Waterpark Association. Chuck is a former president of the Board of Directors of the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of the Young Presidents Organization. He currently is a member of CEO, Chief Executives Organization, and an advisory board member of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.
Chuck graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and continued at UW to obtain his Masters of Science degree in Real Estate and Investment Analysis in 1983. He studied under the late Dr. James Graaskamp and continues his relationship with the University as a guest lecturer. He is an active participant with the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Club and the Real Estate Alumni Group.