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LaSalle Investment Management recruits global head of sustainability

Eric Duchon has joined real estate manager LaSalle Investment Management as a director in the new position of global head of sustainability, spokesman Matt Schuler said in an e-mail.

Mr. Duchon will be based in LaSalle’s Chicago office. He will work with senior leadership on sustainability initiatives and will have firmwide oversight of the function as well as regional responsibilities in the Americas. He will also chair LaSalle’s Global Sustainability Committee.

“We firmly believe there is a positive correlation between sustainability and enhanced property performance, and Eric’s role will be critical to our continued success in focusing on what has become one of the key investment objectives for our global clients,” said Jeff Jacobson, global CEO, in a news release.

Mr. Duchon was previously director of sustainability strategies at real estate brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield.