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Jul 12 2011

International Real Estate Course Offering

LaSalle’s Global Strategist, Jacques Gordon, teaches new course on cross-border investing

By Eric Schultz '11


Recognizing the growing importance of an international perspective, the Kellogg Real Estate Program is pleased to announce the successful introduction of a new half-credit International Real Estate course. Taught by Dr. Jacques Gordon, Global Strategist at LaSalle Investment Management, the five-week course exposes students to the principles and strategies of cross-border real estate investing.

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International Real Estate course
The course topics include the rationale for cross-border investing under both alpha- and beta-seeking strategies, macro factors influencing real estate markets in a given country, micro analysis of the local property markets and an introduction to the various investment formats available in different countries.

Several guest speakers shared their experiences during the inaugural Spring 2011 term, including Jack Chandler, previous CEO of LaSalle’s Asia-Pacific region and current CEO-elect at Blackrock Real Estate, and Demitri Rackos, Managing Director of Tax at LaSalle.

The class culminated with a series of group presentations in front of a panel of industry judges from both LaSalle and the Investment Property Databank (IPD). Each presentation recommended a compelling cross-border investment strategy tailored to a specific institutional investor client.

As Global Strategist for LaSalle Investment Management, Dr. Jacques Gordon brings a unique perspective to the classroom rooted in both theory and practice. He serves on LaSalle’s Management Committee, the Investment Committees for Asia and North America and chairs the Global Research Board of Jones Lang LaSalle. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Author

This article was written by Eric Schultz '11.