LaSalle’s European research head Brian Klinksiek is to succeed global head of research and strategy Jacques Gordon, who will retire from the business at the end of 2022 after 28 years.
Klinksiek will continue to be based in London and will also join LaSalle’s Global Management committee, reporting to CEO Mark Gabbay. His successor is to be announced prior to his transition to global leadership in 2023.
“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,” Gabbay said.
Klinksiek joined LaSalle in 2020 and led the reorganisation of the firm’s European research and strategy team from a geography-focused model to a pan-European sector-focused model. He further integrated the research and strategy team within the firm’s newly formed European debt and value-add platform, and led the creation of LaSalle’s global investment risk management function.
Klinksiek has been a leading industry advocate for the incorporation of climate risk analysis into investment-making decisions, and is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, having been appointed chair of LaSalle’s European DEI committee in 2021.
Klinksiek was interviewed for Real Asset Insight at the recent ULI European Conference. Watch the video here.