Brett Hopkins Joins LaSalle as U.S. Acquisitions Officer
CHICAGO AND NEW YORK (August 10, 2020) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) today announced its U.S. Transactions Group has added veteran experience with the hiring of Brett Hopkins as Acquisitions Officer. Brett joins LaSalle from Torchlight Investors where he was a senior member of the acquisitions and originations team responsible for sourcing equity and high-yield debt opportunities.
In his new role at LaSalle, Brett will work with Portfolio Managers across the firm’s U.S. funds to identify accretive investment opportunities and enhance the firm’s growth. He will focus primarily on office, medical office, life sciences and retail opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Brett brings 18 years of experience and expertise in a range of property sectors across the risk spectrum. He is also well versed in structured finance, including senior, mezzanine, preferred and join-venture equity investments during his time at Torchlight. Prior to his time at Torchlight, Brett spent more than seven years at True North Management Group where he sourced and closed debt and equity investments across various property types throughout the Southeast. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Richmond University and has an MBA from The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Brad Gries, Head of LaSalle U.S. Transactions Group, commented, “We are excited to welcome Brett to our team of experienced investment professionals. I am confident that he will be a great addition to our strong culture of industry expertise, judgement and discipline that has set LaSalle apart as an industry leading investment manager. I look forward to Brett continuing to enhance the portfolio we have successfully built on behalf of our clients.”
Brett Hopkins, Acquisitions Officer for LaSalle’s U.S. Transactions Team added, “I am proud to join LaSalle’s rich tradition of excellence and look forward to building on the firm’s successes. With the current market environment and with deep and diverse capital available, it’s an exciting time to identify attractive investments on behalf of our clients.”
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