Jason B. Kern


Jason B. Kern has served as the Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle’s Private Equity business in the Americas since July 2013. Mr. Kern also serves on LaSalle’s Global Management Committee, North American Investment Committee and North American Private Equity Allocation Committee. Prior to joining LaSalle, from November 2009 to July 2013, Mr. Kern worked at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), where he founded and was the head of HSBC’s Asia-Pacific Real Estate & Lodging Advisory Group. In this role, Mr. Kern worked with many of Asia’s leading REITs, developers and investors and advised on initial public offerings, equity and bond issues, private equity raises and asset acquisitions and sales in the Asian property sector, with total transaction volume exceeding $50 billion.

Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Kern spent 17 years at J.P. Morgan, principally in senior roles within the real estate investment banking team advising REITs and other real estate companies, and was based in J.P. Morgan’s offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Hong Kong. Mr. Kern is on the Boards of both the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Mr. Kern serves as a director of various private REITs sponsored by our advisor. Mr. Kern holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and English Literature from Colgate University.