Chris Forbes was named head of funds management for Australia at LaSalle Investment Management.
The position is new, a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman said. Mr. Forbes will help drive LaSalle Investment Management’s strategic growth in the Australian market, said Mark Gabbay, the Chicago-based firm’s co-CEO for the Asia-Pacific region, in a news release.
Mr. Forbes was fund manager of a A$2 billion (US$1.6 billion) core-plus real estate fund for Sydney-based real estate investment firm Charter Hall, the news release said.
A Charter Hall spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.