Urban Land Institute Recognizes Karen Brennan of LaSalle Investment Management as a Top Real Estate
October 22, 2014 - LaSalle Investment Management, a leading global real estate investment manager, today announced the Urban Land Institute named Karen Brennan, Managing Director and head of Americas Custom Accounts, a top real estate professional under 40.
The Urban Land 40 Under 40 recognizes outstanding leaders in the real estate and land use disciplines. Brennan was selected from more than 500 nominations for her global perspective, strategic thinking and management skills. Brennan and the Urban Land 40 Under 40 were honored yesterday, during the ULI Fall Meeting at the Javits Center in New York City. Jason Kern, Americas Chief Executive Officer at LaSalle, said: "Karen’s ability to connect people and develop new, creative ideas makes her an invaluable leader at LaSalle and an asset to the broader real estate industry. We are thrilled that this distinguished group of Urban Land Institute members has recognized Karen for her contributions.” In February 2014, LaSalle enlisted Brennan to lead its expanded Custom Accounts group. In this role, Brennan helps tailor customized solutions for LaSalle’s clients, including separate account programs and one-off joint venture investments, in addition to the firm’s broad commingled fund offerings. Brennan has domestic and international experience in acquisitions, asset and portfolio management, client relationship management, and business development in nearly 15 years at LaSalle. She is based in Chicago.