LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has announced that after 28 years of distinguished service and leadership of the Research & Strategy group at the firm, Jacques Gordon has confirmed he will retire from the business at the end of 2022 in order pursue interests in higher education. He will remain as the Global Head of Research & Strategy through the remainder of this year, and will be succeeded by Brian Klinksiek, LaSalle’s current Head of European Research & Global Portfolio Strategies, effective 1 January 2023.
Brian will continue to be based in London and will join LaSalle’s Global Management committee, reporting to CEO Mark Gabbay. Succession for Brian’s Head of European Research & Strategy role is in process and will be announced prior to his transition to global leadership in 2023.
LaSalle Global CEO Mark Gabbay said, “This transition reflects LaSalle’s continued focus on thoughtful leadership succession, offering both continuity along with fresh ideas to be infused across the organization. We are grateful for the numerous contributions Jacques has provided LaSalle and the broader industry over the course of his career, and look forward to recognizing these accomplishments in the months ahead. Brian’s professional experience positions him well to take on this role, having lived, worked, and covered the real estate markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.”
After joining LaSalle in 2020, Brian led the reorganization of LaSalle’s European Research & Strategy team from a geography-focused model to a more dynamic pan-European sector-focused model. He has deepened the Research & Strategy team’s integration within the firm’s newly formed European Debt & Value-add platform, and also led the creation of LaSalle’s global investment risk management function. Brian has been a leading industry advocate for the incorporation of climate risk analysis into investment-making decisions, and is a champion for DEI in the workplace, having been appointed Chair of LaSalle’s European DEI committee in 2021.
Brian Klinksiek, incoming Global Head of Research & Strategy said, “It is an honor to be named the next leader of LaSalle’s world-class Research & Strategy team. Jacques has done a remarkable job establishing LaSalle’s reputation for timely insights, accurate forecasts, and impactful strategy that is fully integrated with the investment process. He has been a role model for me throughout my career — even before I joined the firm. I am thankful for his guidance and partnership, and look forward to continuing to seek his counsel as he moves into academia.”
Jacques Gordon, retiring Global Head of Research & Strategy said, “I am grateful for the experiences, insights and friendships I’ve gained during my time at LaSalle. Our Global Research & Strategy team is well-positioned to continue to deliver great value to our clients and investment colleagues around the world, and Brian is the right leader to drive the next phase of innovation and growth. I look forward to seeing the firm prosper as I transition to the next chapter of my career.”