Karen Brennan

Chief Financial Officer

Karen is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial strength.

As a member of the Global Executive Board, Karen shapes and delivers JLL’s strategic vision and transformation agenda.

During her more than 20-year tenure with LaSalle and the broader JLL organization, Karen has successfully held leadership, investment, asset and portfolio management roles across the organization in a variety of markets around the world. Most recently, she served as CEO of LaSalle Europe, based in London, with overall responsibility for LaSalle’s $22 billion AUM pan-European private equity real estate investment management business.

Karen joined LaSalle’s Baltimore office in 1999 in Acquisitions and moved to Chicago in 2001 to take on Asset and Portfolio Management responsibilities.  From 2008 to 2012, she relocated to the firm’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices where she held the role of Portfolio Manager, ex-Japan, for LaSalle's Asia Opportunity Funds, and played a critical role in the re-structuring and stabilization of the region’s business following the Global Financial Crisis.

After returning to the U.S. in 2013, she has led LaSalle’s Americas Custom Accounts group, which has over $10bn AUM and includes some of the firm’s largest and longest-standing institutional investor clients.

Karen earned a BBA, Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.