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Brad Gries

Co-Head of the Americas
Chicago
Joined in July 2017
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Brad Gries

Brad Gries is LaSalle’s Co-Head of the Americas. Together with his counterpart Kristy Heuberger, he is responsible for all personnel, operational and portfolio management across the region. Brad also maintains oversight as LaSalle’s Head of US Transactions. He leads a team of 20+ transactions professionals that are responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing new investments as well as dispositions across North America.  Brad chairs the LaSalle Americas Investment Committee and helps formulate investment strategy for the firm. Brad is an active participant in the firm’s capital raising efforts and is directly involved in the formation and execution of joint ventures and large portfolio transactions. He is a member LaSalle’s Global Management Committee.

Prior to joining LaSalle, Brad held leadership positions over the course of a 16-year career with the real estate investment arm of DWS, most recently serving as Managing Director, Real Estate Transactions. In this role, he led the acquisition team responsible for new investment initiatives in the Central and Southeast U.S., including investments in all property types and throughout the risk spectrum. Before DWS, Brad held analyst and consultant positions at MB Real Estate and Arthur Anderson.

Brad earned a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois.