LaSalle overhauls European research division

European research divisionLaSalle Investment Management has revamped its European research & strategy leadership team with a series of appointments.

Dan Mahoney has been appointed as head of European research & strategy, effective 1 January 2023. He succeeds Brian Klinksiek, who has been newly appointed as global head of research & strategy.

Mahoney brings over 14 years’ experience as a strategist in the firm’s North America research & strategy team, where he helped drive investment performance through various successful initiatives, including a focus on LaSalle’s US residential strategies.

He will be based in London and focus on further embedding and enhancing the use of proprietary, risk-adjusted frameworks and analytics to drive investment conviction across debt and equity strategies in Europe. He will report to Brian Klinksiek and Philip La Pierre, head of Europe.  

Petra Blazkova has been appointed to the newly created role of head of research & strategy, core & core-plus capital, Europe. Blazkova was most recently managing director within LaSalle’s European research & strategy team, where she was responsible for overseeing Continental European market analysis.

In her new capacity, she will relocate to Munich and work closely with David Ironside, fund manager of Encore+, and Uwe Rempis, fund manager of LaSalle E-REGI, as well as the firm’s separate accounts, supporting the funds’ ongoing strategies and development.

Dominic Silman has been appointed as head of research & strategy, debt & value-add capital, Europe. The former senior strategist within LaSalle’s European Research & Strategy team will continue to be based in the London office and will work directly with Michael Zerda, head of debt & value-add strategies, on the firm’s European debt strategies and recently reconstituted value-add platform.

In their new roles, Petra and Dominic will report to Dan Mahoney.

Brian Klinksiek, incoming global head of research & strategy, said: “The breadth and depth of our European Research & Strategy team enables LaSalle to drive forward its best-in-class client offering across Europe. These appointments will help maintain that momentum, underpinning our growing and integrated product mix, and ensuring the ongoing success of LaSalle’s commingled funds and separate accounts.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Dan, Petra and Dom as the European Research & Strategy team goes from strength to strength”, he added.

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