Karen Brennan is Chief Financial Officer of JLL, a leading global professional services firm in the real estate and investment management industry. 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, she has successfully held leadership, investment, asset and portfolio management roles across the organization in a variety of markets around the world. She had experience in the global commercial real estate sector while based in Chicago and Baltimore in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. In her prior roles, Karen developed expertise across wide-ranging aspects of finance including forecasting, asset management, underwriting, credit facility negotiations and asset restructuring.
1999 - 2020
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.