LaSalle IM appoints Klinksiek as global head of research and strategy

Brian Klinksiek will succeed Jacques Gordon, who will leave LaSalle at the end of the year.

  • Brian Klinksiek is LaSalle’s head of European research and global portfolio strategies
  • Jacques Gordon served at LaSalle IM for 28 years
  • Klinsiek will continue to be based in London and will join LaSalle’s global management committee

LaSalle Investment management announced on Tuesday that the firm’s global head of research and strategy, Jacques Gordon, will retire from the business at the end of 2022. Gordon will be succeeded by LaSalle’s current head of European research and global portfolio strategies, Brian Klinksiek.

Klinsiek joined LaSalle in 2020 from real estate investment management firm Heitman, where he served in various roles for over 16 years. At Heitman he worked as the director of strategy and research operations, based in Hong Kong.

As head of European research, Klinsiek led the reorganisation of LaSalle’s European research and strategy team from a geography-focused model to a more dynamic pan-European sector-focused model.

In his new role at LaSalle, Klinsiek will be based in London, and he will join the firm’s global management committee, reporting to CEO Mark Gabbay.

LaSalle will announce a successor for Klinsiek’s role before he starts as the head of global research in 2023.

“This transition reflects LaSalle’s continued focus on thoughtful leadership succession, offering both continuity along with fresh ideas to be infused across the organisation,” said Gabbay. “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.”

“It is an honour to be named the next leader of LaSalle’s world-class research and strategy team,” said Klinksiek. “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. I am thankful for his guidance and partnership, and look forward to continuing to seek his counsel as he moves into academia.”