Associate Strategist, Research & Strategy
LaSalle Investment Management

Based in: London

Posted: 6 March 2019
Closing Date:31 March 2019

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LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is a global real estate investment manager with $59 billion of private and public real estate assets under management and nearly 700 people in 24 countries worldwide.  Our diverse investor base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and high net worth investors from across the globe.  LaSalle sponsors private separate accounts, private open and closed-end commingled funds, and public real estate securities programs.  As a wholly-owned member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group, LaSalle's investment teams also draw on the intelligence and resources of our parent company, giving us unique access to market opportunities and key industry leaders.

LaSalle offers specialised real estate services to meet changing client expectations and market conditions.  With an established presence in, and an intimate knowledge of, local real estate and capital markets worldwide, LaSalle creates value for clients by addressing their local, regional and global needs as well as their broader business, strategic, operating and financial goals.  LaSalle has innovative thought leadership and prides itself in a ‘client-first’ mentality, striving for exceptional client satisfaction through the highest level of services. LaSalle is a wholly-owned independent subsidiary of JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated), a leading global professional services specializing in real estate and listed on the NYSE. JLL is characterised by its growth orientation, operational excellence, financial strength, premium brand, collaborative culture and high ethical standards, to which LaSalle draws from.

Job Title: Associate Strategist, Research & Strategy

Team Overview:  
As part of the European Research & Strategy Team, this UK-focused role supports the formulation of investment strategies, client reporting and internal/external enquiry response. Bespoke projects and thought-leadership are also an important part of the role. The team is part of a wider Global team, and contributes to projects with our colleagues in North America and Asia Pacific. Key interaction points outside the team, other than Research & Strategy colleagues globally, include the fund management and asset management teams, as well as the Client Capital Group and business leaders.

Role and Accountabilities:
The primary focus of the role will be to second the UK Strategy and Research Group leader Simon Marx, and to contribute to thought leadership and take client responsibility in preparing annual strategies for UK funds, and actively participate in client and prospect meetings and capital raising. 

The successful candidate will also be expected to support acquisition underwriting, respond to internal/external enquiries, and prepare various regular market views and present them. 

Required Qualifications & Experience:
Over 6 years’ experience in real estate Research and Strategy 
Extensive UK real estate market exposure
BSc or ideally a master’s degree in economics, mathematics, urban geography, or a finance-related course;
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
Ability to present both internally and externally at the highest level. 
Collaborative approach with excellent relationship building and communication skills with a clear capacity for decision making.
An analytical approach with a strong attention to detail;
Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities;

All candidates need to apply into LaSalle recruitment portal and the link is as follows: 

LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community