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Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute
Senior Fellow and an Adjunct Professor within the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)
Jeff is a global real estate investment chief executive who built an industry-leading organization with rapid growth, expanding profitability and consistent above-benchmark investment performance. He brings investment expertise in every major geographic market spanning a wide array of asset sectors, investment structures, and risk/return strategies, ranging from core to opportunistic.
As Global Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management – one of the largest global real estate investment managers and a subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) – Jeff grew assets under management (AUM) from $43 billion to more than $70 billion over the past decade; implemented a “fewer, bigger, simpler” strategy focused on growing scalable, permanent capital funds that expanded profitability; and expanded select opportunistic and value-add investment programs generating performance-driven incentive fees and carried interest.
As CEO of LaSalle, Jeff also served on the Global Executive Committee of Jones Lang LaSalle and as member a member of LaSalle’s Investment Committees in North America, Europe, and Asia, approving an annual average of $9 billion of acquisitions and $7 billion of dispositions over the past five years, and providing oversight of portfolio strategy and implementation across 25 countries.
During his tenure with LaSalle, Jeff lived and worked in London, Singapore, and Chicago. As LaSalle’s European Chief Executive Officer, he turned around a siloed organization with uneven investment performance, no coherent growth strategies, and high employee turnover, creating a unified approach that enhanced investment performance and profitability. Jeff also rebuilt the struggling Asia-Pacific business post-global financial crisis to become one of the top-quartile performing Asian investment managers over the past decade.
Jeff holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. He has served on the Management Board and Fund Manager Advisory Council of INREV (European Association of Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles) and is a member of numerous industry trade and policy groups.