Senior Strategist

Company: LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title: Senior Strategist 
Location: London 
Department: Research & Strategy 

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Team Overview

The European Research & Strategy Team is heavily involved in many aspects of LaSalle’s business, combining top-down analysis with on-the-ground experience. The team plays an important role in promoting LaSalle through thought-leadership and key research reports such as “E-REGI” and the “Investment Strategy Annual”. The team’s objective is to provide superior investment advice throughout the investment cycle; starting with the formation of a strategy as part of business development activity, through to Annual Strategic Plans and hands-on involvement in deal underwritings or asset sales. Our multidisciplinary London-based team consists of twelve individuals; the successful candidate will play a leading role in the team’s work on Continental Europe.


Role and Accountabilities

Reporting to the Head of European Research & Strategy and closely working together with the Chief Investment Officer for Continental Europe, the successful candidate will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and further develop research & strategy capabilities for LaSalle’s Continental European business.
  • Manage and work closely together with two Senior Research Analysts.
  • Identify and analyze real estate and economic trends in Continental Europe. Effectively articulate implications of these trends for LaSalle’s funds and mandates through written reports, presentations and client meetings.
  • Lead investment strategy sessions with the CIO and fund management in order to determine key investment and sales targets for each of our funds and mandates.
  • Alongside other senior members of the team and Investment Committees, support the creation of LaSalle’s House View on European real estate markets and economies.
  • Effectively communicate the House View and Best Strategies across all levels.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • BSc/MSc or relevant qualification in real estate or associated field;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in real estate market research or associated field;
  • Strong knowledge on Continental European real estate markets and economies;
  • Experience managing junior and mid-level staff;
  • Strong technical and analytical abilities;
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy in deliverables;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Strong work ethic and positive 'can-do' attitude with ability to meet deadlines and take initiative;
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently as well as being a team player able to adapt to different personalities and styles;
  • Ability to work across borders and an appetite for travel.
  • Knowledge of a second European language considered positively.


LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community