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New head of global capital markets at LaSalle

Zehner will be responsible for leading LaSalle’s global activities relating to capital raising, new product development, merchant banking, and large scale, cross border strategic investments with partners.

Zehner, who will be based in London, will become a member of LaSalle’s Global Management Committee and will work directly with Jeff Jacobson, LaSalle’s Global Chief Executive Officer.
‘Global investors are requiring an ever-increasing level of sophistication, customized solutions and ideas from their managers, including co-investment, club and joint venture deals.  Jon brings a wealth of global relationships and transactions experience to our organization that will accelerate our ability to utilize our deep platform to better meet the evolving needs of our current and future investors,’ said Jacobson.
Zehner will be joining LaSalle from AREA Property Partners where he was a senior director.  Prior to joining AREA in 2009, he had a 28 year career at JP Morgan Chase & Co, where he held a number of senior positions including global head of Real Estate Investment Banking and head of sub-Saharan Africa.

Zehner is an active leader in a number of industry organizations including serving as chair of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the University of Cambridge and as a Trustee and member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Land Institute.  Past industry activities include co-founding and serving on the Executive Board of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).