Brian Klinksiek is Head of European Research and Global Portfolio Strategies. He leads LaSalle’s European Research & Strategy team, and is responsible for forecasts of property markets, capital markets and metro economies across the region. Brian is a member of the Continental European Investment Committee and will join the UK and Debt & Special Situations Investment Committees. Additionally, Brian takes a leading role in establishing LaSalle’s global strategy outlook, relative value assessments and portfolio strategies. He works closely with the firm’s global clients and portfolio managers in developing and implementing comprehensive, integrated global investment strategies. Brian also leads the expansion and enhancement of LaSalle’s global analytical tools and support the firm’s capital raising and investor relations activities.
Prior to joining LaSalle in 2020, over nearly 17 years Mr. Klinksiek held 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. Brian began his career in Heitman’s North America business, focused on research analysis across a wide range of property types and risk categories.
Brian holds a BA with honors and distinction from Stanford University, and an MBA with high honors from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, serving on the Global Exchange Council and the European Office/Mixed-Use Product Council. He is a dual US and UK national.