Tim Kessler Joins LaSalle as Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Development
CHICAGO (September 05, 2017) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is pleased to announce that Tim Kessler has joined the firm as its Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Development, effective immediately. Mr. Kessler will be based in LaSalle’s global headquarters in Chicago, and will report to LaSalle Global CEO Jeff Jacobson.
Mr. Kessler will be focused on identifying, evaluating and aligning resources to pursue strategic growth opportunities for LaSalle around the world. He will work closely with LaSalle’s Global Management Committee to further develop and implement best practices and technology solutions across LaSalle’s platform to ensure the firm continues to provide industry-leading investment performance, service and solutions to its clients.
Mr. Kessler brings a wealth of experience to LaSalle, having spent more than 15 years in the real estate and finance consulting industry, including the past 10 years at FPL Consulting where he was Principal since 2012. Prior to FPL, he worked as a consultant with ZS Associates, and an Investment Banking Analyst with Bear Stearns. Mr. Kessler graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in Economics, and earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle Global CEO, said: “We are very excited to welcome Tim to our global leadership team. As we continuously strive to provide superior client service and generate best-in-class investment performance, Tim is a key addition to our growing bench of talent. He has deep experience in the real estate sector – having worked with and driven results for some of the largest and most sophisticated investment managers in the world. We are excited about the contributions that Tim can make across our entire global platform. We have worked closely with Tim on various projects over the years, and are confident he will be a great addition to our team.”
Tim Kessler, Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Development, commented: “I am thrilled to be joining a world-class firm like LaSalle, with its remarkable depth of experience, resources and track record in the investment management industry. I look forward working with colleagues around the globe to drive growth and deliver compelling investment solutions to our clients that draw on the full breadth of LaSalle’s capabilities.”
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. (together with its global investment advisory affiliates, “LaSalle”) is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. LaSalle on a global basis manages approximately $58 billion as of Q4 2017 of private and public equity and private debt investments. LaSalle’s diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. is a wholly-owned, operationally independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), one of the world’s largest real estate companies. For more information please visit www.lasalle.com.
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