Alok Gaur to join LaSalle as Co-Head of Client Capital Group

CHICAGO (July 4, 2016) – LaSalle is very pleased to announce that Alok Gaur will be joining the firm as Co-Head of its Client Capital Group effective from July 18th.  Alok will be based in LaSalle’s headquarters office in Chicago, and will jointly lead the 35 person global client relationship, capital raising, branding and public relations team with Jon Zehner, who is based in London.

Alok will become a member of LaSalle’s Global Management Committee supporting the development and execution of the firm’s business strategy.  He will report directly into Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle’s Global CEO, and alongside Jon Zehner, lead new business development, investor relationships and product development around the world.

Alok brings with him 22 years of capital raising, client relations, product development and real estate investment management experience to LaSalle. Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Partner at The Carlyle Group where he led the capital raising function for global real estate.  Prior to Carlyle, he held senior positions at Greenhill and Co. and Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Private Fund Group where he was involved in a wide variety of capital raising activities for funds and ventures pursuing various real estate investment strategies in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle’s Global CEO, said: “I am very excited to have Alok join our leadership team. In addition to his network and wealth of experience, Alok brings with him incredible enthusiasm, teamwork and energy. We are making an investment in adding a proven talent to our already strong team in order to help us further expand the depth and breadth of our relationships with investors around the world. We believe he is a great cultural fit with LaSalle and will help us reinforce our already strong investor relationships, as demonstrated by the $21 billion net of capital commitments made to various LaSalle strategies over the past three years.”

Jon Zehner, Co-Head of LaSalle’s Client Capital Group, commented that: “Alok is an important and strategic addition to our team. His experience across all strategies, particularly in the value-add and opportunistic space, and the depth of his relationships make him the perfect fit for LaSalle as we continue to identify opportunities for investors across the globe and I look forward to working with him”.  

Alok Gaur, Co-Head of LaSalle’s Client Capital Group, commented that: “I am thrilled to be joining LaSalle’s senior leadership team and look forward to working with Jon going forward. The company’s recent capital raising success is testament to its continued focus on delivering performance and client service, and I look forward to maintaining this going forward”.