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Simon Howard

Co-Head of Australia
Joined in Jun 2011
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Howard Simon

Simon Howard is LaSalle’s Co-Head of Australia, a role he assumed in Nov 2021. Together with his counterpart Michael Stratton, he is responsible for overseeing the Australian real estate operations, directly reporting to Keith Fujii, Head of Asia Pacific. In this role, Simon is focussed on identifying new investment opportunities for new and existing clients in Australia and driving the firm’s commitments to ESG, Diversity and Inclusion and Digitalisation.

Simon joined LaSalle in 2011 as Head of Asset Management for Australia, where he developed and implemented asset management strategies to maximize real estate returns for funds and other institutional clients. He has experience across a broad range of real estate sectors including retail, office, industrial, hotel, residential and retirement. Prior to joining LaSalle, Simon was employed by Lend Lease for almost 15 years where he served in a number of capacities in its Investment Management division.

Simon has a Master’s of Applied Finance from Kaplan Business School and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney. Simon is also a qualified accountant and member of CPA Australia.