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LaSalle Bolsters Senior Leadership Team in Canada

Michael Fraidakis joins firm as Head of Alternative Investment Strategies and Chief Investment Officer, Canada
May 8, 2024
  • Toronto (May 6, 2024) – LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”), the global real estate investment manager, has appointed Michael Fraidakis as Head of Alternative Investment Strategies and Chief Investment Officer, Canada, strengthening the firm’s senior team in the region. He will lead LaSalle’s existing flagship value-add fund series in Canada and play a primary role developing new investment strategies and associated capital raising.

    Michael is an industry veteran with 27 years of multi-functional leadership experience across all real estate asset classes and markets in Canada reflecting over C$20 billion in completed transactions throughout his career. He joins LaSalle from BGO, where he was most recently Managing Director, Head of Canadian Investments, responsible for the development and execution of investment strategies across all clients, funds, markets, and sectors. Michael began his career at BGO as an analyst in 2002, and over the years established himself as the company’s lead underwriter in Canada. Michael led multiple growth initiatives including product and business development as well as growing the firm’s programmatic partnerships. Prior to BGO, Michael held roles in finance at Beutel Goodman Real Estate Group and the Cadillac Fairview Corporation.

    As part of this newly created role, Michael will assume the responsibilities of Chris Lawrence, Head of Value-Add Strategies, Canada, who is set to retire in June this year. Michael joined LaSalle on April 15 and reports to John McKinlay, CEO of LaSalle Canada, in the firm’s Toronto office.

    John McKinlay, CEO of LaSalle Canada, said: “We are proud to welcome Michael to the firm as we continue to scale our investments across Canada and especially as alternative property classes grow increasingly important to our institutional clients. By leveraging his extensive industry relationships and expanding relationships both domestically and abroad we will further strengthen our position in the market. His deep understanding of Canada’s real estate markets and inveterate experience driving growth initiatives and portfolio strategy is a great enhancement to our team.”

    Michael holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and real property development from the Schulich School of Business, and a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) in accounting and finance from York University.


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