LaSalle RE veteran retires

The 30-year veteran of Europe’s real estate market, Robert La Fors, has retired from the industry having helped establish LaSalle’s Amsterdam investment business.

LaSalle Investment Management, the fund management arm of global property services firm Jones Lang LaSalle, has revealed its veteran former Amsterdam managing director, Robert La Fors, is retiring.

La Fors has been in the real estate industry for around three decades, and with LaSalle for the past 11 years.

In a statement, the Chicago-based firm said La Fors was responsible for establishing its investment operation in Amsterdam, including the European real estate securities group.  Over time his responsibilities have included managing European private and listed property investments on behalf of LaSalle’s clients. La Fors has also been a member of the firm’s European management board as well as a number of committees. He was also a founding member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

Ernst-Jan de Leeuw, managing director of LaSalle’s European Securities operation, has been and continues to be responsible for LaSalle’s European securities investment programme.

Stan Kraska, head of global securities, LaSalle Investment Management, said:  “We give heartfelt thanks to Rob for his enormous contribution to LaSalle over the last decade and for the wisdom he provided to our management team.”