David Ironside

David Ironside

Chief Investment Officer, Continental Europe - LaSalle Investment Management

David is Chief Investment Officer of LaSalle’s Continental European Business and Managing Director of the LaSalle GmbH. Based in Munich he oversees the Fund Management Team together with all investment activities across Continental Europe. He is responsible for investment performance, identifying trends and opportunities while seeking the appropriate risk/return strategies for the Funds across the region.

Prior to this role David was Head of Strategic Partnerships in Continental Europe, responsible for all acquisitions in Continental Europe. David joined LaSalle in July 2001, during his time with the firm he has led deals in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Sweden, in investments ranging from core to speculative development. He has been working in the real estate industry since 1983.

Prior to joining LaSalle David spent four years at Bayernfonds/Real I.S. AG, the subsidiary of Bayerische Landesbank, and was responsible for real estate investments. At Real I.S. AG David was responsible for foreign acquisitions. In this role he was in charge of acquiring properties in the US as well as major European countries such as France, Belgium and Spain for various investment purposes. He was also responsible for asset management and supervising acquisitions in Germany. Prior to that, David was with Jones Lang Wootton where he gained detailed knowledge of the German markets. He gave advice to national and international clients on purchase, sale, valuation, development and lease of commercial property as well as preparing detailed analysis and strategy recommendations for non-German investors.

David holds a BSc in Land Economics with Commendation from Paisley College of Technology. He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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