In an interview with LaSalle Investment Management in April 2021 it was clear the company had identified Beverley Kilbride as a leader.
Philip La Pierre, CEO of the firm’s European business, talked of all the objectives the company had and identified and spoke of several key people within the strong team it had already assembled that would be taking the business forward. Subscribers can read the interview here.
One of them was Kilbride. The Paris-based real estate professional was country manager for France – a role she had held since 2018 after a lengthy spell of over 15 years with the company.
But she was about to be elevated to head of transactions and asset management in Europe responsible for managing the full lifecycle of assets across LaSalle’s European funds and products.
Less than two years later, and LaSalle announced on Wednesday that she would now transition to COO Europe to lead operations with a remit encompassing sustainability, asset management, operations, digital projects and capital markets. The task is to essentially integrate strategic operational efficiencies – the holy grail for large investment managers.
She is also becoming chair of LaSalle’s European Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) operating committee, succeeding Brian Klinksiek, LaSalle’s newly-elevated global head of research & strategy.
LaSalle said in a statement that Kilbride had joined in 2006 from JLL and during her time had spearheaded LaSalle’s return to the Dutch market in 2013. She remains in charge of the French business after her elevation.
La Pierre said: ‘Beverley’s new appointment will help further drive LaSalle’s investment performance as we continue to embed sustainability considerations across our portfolio.'
'Having been with LaSalle for over 15 years, Beverley has built a highly successful track record and is instrumental to delivering on our ambitions in Europe on behalf of our clients.’