LaSalle announces appointment of Philip La Pierre as CEO of Europe

Philip La Pierre, CEO of Europe, LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management has announced today that Philip La Pierre has been appointed to the role of CEO of Europe, with effect from 1st October. He will oversee all operations and strategies across Europe.

As a member of LaSalle’s senior team in Europe, Mr. La Pierre has served as Head and CIO of Continental Europe for the firm since joining in June 2018. Based in London, he will report directly into Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle’s Global CEO. In his new role, Mr. La Pierre will have overall responsibility for LaSalle’s $23 billion AUM pan-European real estate business and will join LaSalle’s Global Management Committee.

During Mr. La Pierre’s leadership, LaSalle’s Continental Europe business has seen strong growth, having overseen growth of the region’s AUM by 30 per cent to $10.3 billion and registering over $4 billion of transactions since he joined in June 2018 to date.

A German national with 20 years of experience in real estate and having overseen over €10 billion of global real estate investments, Mr. La Pierre has built up a distinguished reputation in the German and broader European real estate market. Prior to LaSalle, he was Co-Chief Investment Officer at Corestate Capital. Before this, he spent eight years at Union Investment Real Estate in various leadership roles, including the Head of Investment Management Europe and later becoming the Global Head covering the Americas and APAC Region.

Mr. La Pierre’s appointment follows his predecessor, Karen Brennan, being appointed as Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated’s Chief Financial Officer. JLL is the parent company of LaSalle Investment Management.

Jeff Jacobson, Global CEO at LaSalle, said: “Philip has already played a key role in our success in Europe and I am confident that he will help us to strengthen our position as one of the region’s leading real estate investment managers. This is a pivotal moment for our firm and for our sector, and we are very fortunate to have someone with Philip’s talent, knowledge and experience leading us in Europe at this time.”

Philip La Pierre, CEO of Europe at LaSalle, commented: “It is a privilege to be the next leader of our European business. Given the strong foundations which have been set across the region, I look forward to continuing to work closely with Jeff and the regional leadership team to generate superior investment performance on behalf of our clients, drive the long-term growth of our business, and advance our global position.”