LaSalle Investment Management Expands Separate Accounts Business Under New Leadership

February 12 2014 - LaSalle Investment Management, a leading global real estate investment manager, today announced that it is expanding and rebranding its Separate Accounts business, which will now be known as its Custom Accounts Group. LaSalle veteran executive Karen Brennan was named leader of the new business unit.  

LaSalle Investment Management, a leading global real estate investment manager, today announced that it is expanding and rebranding its Separate Accounts business, which will now be known as its Custom Accounts Group. LaSalle veteran executive Karen Brennan was named leader of the new business unit.  

The new Custom Accounts group reflects LaSalle’s ability to tailor customized solutions for its clients, including separate account programs and one-off joint venture investments, in addition to the firm’s broad commingled fund offerings.     

“We’re seeing an increasing flow of domestic and international investor capital toward customized single-investor or club-style investment strategies,” said Jason Kern, Americas Chief Executive Officer at LaSalle. “Our new Custom Accounts group addresses this shifting landscape by supporting our fundamental principle of developing customized investment solutions for our clients, while allowing us to bring in additional international capital and manage it through appropriate structures.” 

Karen Brennan, currently a Managing Director and head of Americas Strategic Partnerships at LaSalle, will take on leadership of the new Custom Accounts Group. Based in Chicago, Brennan has domestic and international experience in acquisitions, asset and portfolio management, client relationship management, and business development in nearly 15 years at LaSalle. “Karen’s global perspective, strategic thinking and management skills make her the ideal leader of this important and growing area of our business,” said Kern.   

Brennan will be responsible for driving growth and profitability of the Custom Accounts business through existing and prospective mandates. 

“The creation of the Custom Accounts group enables us to expand the breadth and depth of the expertise and resources we offer investors,” said Brennan. “Our enhanced capabilities will help LaSalle provide the most sophisticated, strategic real estate investment solutions possible to our global clients.”

In addition to her new role, Brennan will continue working with LaSalle’s Acquisitions unit and global Client Capital Group to connect international capital sources with investment opportunities across the Americas.

LaSalle Investment Management, Inc., a member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group (NYSE: JLL) and advisor to Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, was recently ranked among the top 5 mid-sized companies in Pension & Investments magazine’s 25 Best Places to Work in the U.S. list for 2013. For more information about LaSalle Investment Management, please visit www.lasalle.com.

About LaSalle Investment Management 

LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, LaSalle manages approximately $68.4 billion of assets in private and public real estate property and debt investments as of Q1 2019. LaSalle's diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. For more information please visit http://www.lasalle.com, and LinkedIn.

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