LaSalle hires Petra Blazkova as Senior Strategist for European Research & Strategy

Petra Blazkova, Senior Strategist, European Research & Strategy team, LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”), the global real estate investment manager, has announced the appointment of Petra Blazkova as Senior Strategist within its European Research & Strategy team, with responsibility for overseeing Continental European market analysis from the London office.

Petra joins LaSalle from Real Capital Analytics, where she had worked as Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Analytics, since 2015. Prior to that she was based in Singapore as Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets Research at CBRE, having joined the company in 2011. From 2008 to 2010 she was Head of EMEA Capital Markets Research within the Capital Markets division of JLL, the commercial real estate services firm of which LaSalle is an independent subsidiary, where she executed research to inform the direct and indirect European real estate allocations of leading institutional clients. She previously held research roles focused on the European real estate market at King Sturge (now merged with JLL) and Colliers International.

In her role, Petra will report into the Head of Research and Strategy, Europe.

Jacques Gordon, Global Head of Research & Strategy at LaSalle, says: “Petra is a great addition to our European Research & Strategy team, and we are delighted to welcome her to LaSalle. She brings extensive experience in providing detailed insight into real estate markets and investment trends to a blue-chip client base of institutional investors, fund managers and developers. LaSalle is committed to providing our clients with market-leading analysis that allows them to tailor their real estate allocations and investment strategy to their specific needs and Petra’s appointment will further enhance our proprietary research and coverage of the European market.”