Brian Klinksiek to Join LaSalle as Head of European Research and Global Portfolio Strategies
CHICAGO AND LONDON (August 04, 2020) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) today announced that Brian Klinksiek will join LaSalle as Head of European Research and Global Portfolio Strategies, effective 15 September 2020. Based in London, he will report to Global and Interim Europe CEO Jeff Jacobson, as well as Global Head of Research & Strategy Jacques Gordon.
Mr. Klinksiek will lead LaSalle’s European Research & Strategy team responsible for forecasts of property markets, capital markets and metro economies across the region. Additionally, Mr. Klinksiek will take on a leading role in helping set LaSalle’s global strategy outlook, relative value assessments and portfolio strategies. He will work closely with the firm’s global clients and portfolio managers in developing and implementing comprehensive, integrated global investment strategies. Mr Klinksiek will also lead the expansion and enhancement of LaSalle’s global analytical tools and support the firm’s capital raising and investor relations activities.
Mr. Klinksiek joins LaSalle after spending nearly 17 years in various research and strategy leadership roles at Heitman, with diverse experience across a wide range of markets and property sectors in Europe, North America and Asia. He most recently served as Director of Strategy & Research Operations, based in Hong Kong, focused on global portfolio strategy and developing Heitman’s framework for global portfolio construction. Prior to that, he built and managed a new on-the-ground investment strategy and research capability in Europe for a period of 10 years. Mr. Klinksiek began his career in Heitman’s North America business, focused on research analysis across a wide range of property types and risk categories.
Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle Global CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to LaSalle, and look forward to his leadership for this new role. I am confident that his wide-ranging experience and impressive track record will enhance our Research & Strategy platform and offer our clients a unique and sound perspective on European and global investment opportunities.”
Jacques Gordon, Global Head of Research & Strategy for LaSalle, commented: “Today more than ever, investors seek insights that are both tactical and strategic. LaSalle’s approach is to examine long-term secular and structural themes that can affect specific locations and markets when considering buy/hold/sell decisions. Brian’s depth of experience will serve our clients well as we advance through an unprecedented global recession and fragmented recovery.
Brian Klinksiek, Head of European Research and Global Portfolio Strategies for LaSalle added: “I am honoured to be joining LaSalle at a time when both European and global real estate remains a critical allocation for investors. I look forward to building off the impressive foundation and track record LaSalle has established and leveraging my experience to enhance the firm’s investment ideas and capabilities.”
About LaSalle Investment Management
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