Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate for BlackRock

Jack Chandler

Jack Chandler, Managing Director, is Chairman of BlackRock's Global Real Estate business with a focus on the strategic development of the platform as well as investment and client activities. He is also a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee, the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive and Investment Committees, and the BlackRock Global Operating Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Chandler held various positions with LaSalle Investment Management throughout his 25-year service, most recently as the Global Chief Investment Officer and Executive Chairman for Asia Pacific where he oversaw the firm's principle investment activities and risk management process and was deeply involved in investment strategy and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he led the Client Services Group in creating new products and vehicles to expand LaSalle's investors' access to attractive investment opportunities across the globe. From 2000 until 2010, Mr. Chandler was the Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for creating the firm's Asia Pacific business into a US$7.4 billion AUM business with six commingled funds and more than 200 employees based in six offices across Asia Pacific. Prior to relocating to Asia in 2000 to launch the business there, he was Managing Director for the firm's direct investment activities in the US.

Mr. Chandler is a founding member of the Asian Real Estate Association, a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and member of the Pension Real Estate Association. He received a B.S. in industrial engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts in 1981 and an MBA from Harvard in 1986.

Commentary by Jack Chandler