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LaSalle Investment Management shakes up European team

Newly promoted trio will ‘play a vital role in informing investment decisions and portfolio construction’

Dice three


Pete Carvill

LaSalle Investment Management has overhauled the leadership of its European Research & Strategy team.

The firm said it has moved Dan Mahoney, Petra Blazkova, and Dominic Silman to new roles.

Mahoney is to succeed Brian Klinksiek as head of European research and strategy in January, while Klinksiek takes on the role of global head of research and strategy. Blazkova, meanwhile, is going to take on the new role of head of research and strategy for core and core-plus capital in Europe, moving up from her previous role as managing director within the European research and strategy team. Silman, meanwhile, will be head of research and strategy for debt and value-add capital in Europe after a role as senior strategist within the same team as Blazkova.

Klinksiek 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.”

Mahoney will be based in London and report to Klinksiek and Philip La Pierre, head of Europe. Blazkova 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.

Silman will continue to be based in the London office and will work directly with Michael Zerda, head of debt and value-add strategies, on the firm’s European debt strategies and recently reconstituted value-add platform. In their new roles, Blazkova and Silman will report into Mahoney.

La Pierre said: “Dan, Petra, and Dom’s collective experience will be key to our in-house market-leading intelligence and the delivery of competitive investment performance across the full spectrum of our products. They will play a vital role in informing investment decisions and portfolio construction, particularly as we continue to diversify our asset allocation, grow our value-add strategies, and build upon our well-established debt series.”