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Chief Compliance Officer

Company:  LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title:  Chief Compliance Officer
Location:  Chicago, IL
Department:  Compliance/Legal
Employment Type:  Full-time
Job ID:  44660BR

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Objective of Role

To serve as a senior compliance officer of LaSalle Investment Management’s direct real estate investment advisory business in the Americas and if candidate possess a law degree, provide legal support for the investment advisory businesses and other affiliated broker-dealers operating in the Americas.  The prospective candidate will possess the necessary skills so as to be promoted into the role of Chief Compliance Officer of LaSalle Investment Management, Inc., including the gravitas to work with the Firm’s senior business leaders to implement organizational changes, as necessary, proven analytical skills to assess and apply regulatory requirements to the Firm’s dynamic business and strategic vision necessary to implement initiatives through the organization.  The role also includes the potential for assumption of a senior compliance role with LaSalle Investment Management Securities, LLC, LaSalle’s public securities advisory business, the timing and level of which will depend on the integration of the candidate into the compliance role at LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.  



  • Knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of the following:
  • Investment Advisers Act of 1940
  • Private equity investing
  • Working knowledge of the following:
  • Securities Act of 1933
  • FINRA rules
  • Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Real estate (preferred).



  • Develop, review and implement policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Perform compliance-based audits on the advisory businesses
  • Conduct internal training and information sessions
  • Prepare and present compliance program to external clients
  • Identify risks and conflicts in current business structure and as new initiatives arise
  • Leverage and manage existing technology solutions to fulfill compliance responsibilities
  • Identify existing and source new technology solutions to facilitate and implement legal and compliance initiatives.



  • Advise and counsel internal clients with respect to operational, compliance and legal issues, as well as contract interpretation and implementation
  • Draft and maintain LaSalle legal documentation, including standard form documents
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with investment advisory and broker-dealer clients
  • Provide legal review of and negotiate third party general commercial contracts
  • Research issues and document position as needed to support advice and conclusions on issues
  • Employ strategic use of outside counsel when required, and oversee their work
  • Liaise with the Firm’s Risk Management Department to identify/assess liability for provision of services
  • Liaise with external clients on due diligence inquiries and general contract related requirements and participate in presentations on the Firm’s compliance and legal structure and programs.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school preferred, but will consider strong candidates not possessing a J.D.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • 5+ years law firm or in-house experience supporting and advising registered investment advisors, preferably those with a real estate or private equity arm. 
  • Experience with and understanding of the types of commercial agreements that are generally seen in a securities regulated business
  • Ability to work closely with and across business units, and effectively communicate guidance both in written and through face to face interactions
  • Very strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills essential
  • Able to critically assess complex issues and conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative solutions
  • Able to work independently, but within a team environment
  • Able to provide counsel as part of a business or project team
  • Experience working in a technology solutions driven environment.