LaSalle Investment Management has named Brian Klinksiek global head of research and strategy to succeed Jacques Gordon who will be retiring from the business at the end of the year.

Klinksiek currently serves as head of European research and global portfolio strategies and will assume his new role in January next year.

LaSalle said Gordon has confirmed he will retire from the business at the end of 2022, after 28 years of service and leadership of the research and strategy group at the firm, to pursue interests in higher education. He will remain as the global head of research and strategy through the remainder of this year.

Klinksiek, who joined LaSalle in 2020 after spending nearly 17 years in various research and strategy leadership roles at Heitman, will continue to be based in London and will join LaSalle’s global management committee, reporting to CEO Mark Gabbay.

LaSalle said a successor for Klinksiek’s head of European research and strategy role 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 organisation.

“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 recognising 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.”

Klinksiek said: “It is an honour to be named the next leader of LaSalle’s world-class research and 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.”

Gordon said: “Our global research and 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.”

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