LaSalle Debt & Value-Add Strategies continues strategic growth with key hires

LONDON (July 11, 2022) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) has appointed Rosanna Phillips as Managing Director in its Debt Investments team and Kevin Kong as Director of Acquisitions for Value-Add Investments, adding to the continued growth and expansion of LaSalle Debt & Value-Add Strategies in Europe.

Based in London, Rosanna brings extensive legal experience in commercial real estate transactions. Most recently, she was General Counsel at Intriva Capital, an investment firm focused on asset-backed special opportunities in Western Europe. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing legal matters in relation to the business including legal advice, risk evaluation, structuring and execution. Prior to that, Rosanna spent over 10 years at Linklaters, with a particular focus on European real estate finance, and was seconded to LaSalle in that role.

Kevin joins LaSalle with over 12 years of real estate investment experience. Most recently, he served in UBS Asset Management’s Multi-Managers Real Estate group as a Director, where he led coverage of non-fund investments such as JVs, co-investments and fund formations. Prior to this, Kevin spent eight years at Meyer Bergman, most recently as Senior Vice President for acquisitions, where he was responsible for value-add transactions across Europe. Kevin began his career at Citibank London within the EMEA Real Estate & Lodging team. 

Michael Zerda, Head of Debt & Value-Add Strategies at LaSalle, said: “The addition of Rosanna and Kevin brings a wealth of experience and market knowledge to our growing business, and we are pleased to welcome them to LaSalle. We are excited to continue to build our European debt and value-add equity investing capabilities as we deliver value for our investors.” 

About LaSalle Investment Management 
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, we manage approximately $82 billion of assets in private equity, debt and public real estate investments as of Q1 2022. The firm sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including open- and closed-end funds, separate accounts and indirect investments. Our diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. For more information please visit www.lasalle.com and LinkedIn.

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