MONEY MANAGEMENT

LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle employees participate in the Letters to Santa program through Direct Effect Charities, answering letters from disadvantaged schoolchildren.

Additional winners, alternative managers

Chicago

$60.1 billion AUM (as of Sept. 30)

Years won: 2013, 2016

Popular perks:

  • Sponsors office happy hours once each month between Labor Day and Memorial Day, while offices close at 3 p.m. every Friday during the summer.
  • Hosts an annual summer outing, such as a boat trip or mini golf, an annual staff holiday party, and celebrates employee milestones, including promotions and tenure achievements, at an annual recognition dinner.
  • Reimburses any small group of colleagues for independent team-building activities, such as forming a softball team, a golf scramble, taking cooking lessons or painting classes.

Employees say:

  • “I have the tools and training I need to succeed and I am surrounded by a great team of people I enjoy working with.”
  • “There is a high emphasis placed on empathy, understanding and communication.”
  • “I feel valued as an individual and as part of my overall team, which creates an even stronger sense of ownership over my responsibilities and desire to perform strongly in my role.”

This article originally appeared in the December 12, 2016 print issue as, "LaSalle Investment Management".