Corporate Communications Manager



LaSalle is one of the world's leading investment managers. We build long-term and trusted relationships with our clients – wherever they are and wherever they invest.

We are focused solely on one asset class: real estate. This enables us to deliver competitive investment performance, along with the highest levels of client service. Our diverse client base consists of more than 400 investors across the globe, including pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and individual investors. LaSalle has rich heritage spanning more than three decades, and now boasts more than 800 employees in 24 offices across the globe, with approximately $69 billion in private and public real estate property and debt investments (as of Q4 2019).

Position Details

Corporate Communications Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


The Corporate Communications Manager will join the 12-person Global Marketing & Communications team reporting to the Global Head of Communications. This role is based at LaSalle’s headquarters in Chicago with immediate access to a wide group of key stakeholders.


The role will be responsible for managing LaSalle Investment Management’s corporate reputation and brand perception across the Americas marketplace. Working alongside key stakeholders, you will manage a proactive communications plan that advances our firm’s corporate story both internally and externally. You will build your own network across the real estate public relations space and continue developing a career in corporate communications.


This job includes but is not limited to:

  • Under direction of the Global Head of Communications, help to plan and execute proactive corporate communications that advances LaSalle’s corporate story within the Americas; both internally with colleagues and externally with press/investors; 
  • Liaise directly with internal company stakeholders, including senior management and spokespeople, to understand regional business needs and develop appropriate PR solutions;
  • Support all aspects of the LaSalle Americas business (US, Canada) through PR initiatives; 
  • Develop strategy, tactics and key messaging for PR program; 
  • Expertly liaise with and respond to media inquiries; 
  • Help to develop and maintain regional and trade media relationships; 
  • Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media; 
  • Monitor, document and analyze media coverage and develop coverage/share of voice reports; 
  • Leverage PR opportunities at regional industry events; 
  • Maintain and update information on the corporate website and internal news platforms; and 
  • Work with Marketing and Client Capital Group colleagues as needed to develop key messages, draft materials and brainstorm as part of the Marketing and Communications function for the firm. 
  • Coordinate, develop materials and help execute quarterly town hall business updates


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English or related discipline with a thorough understanding of communications principles and practices 
  • Progressively responsible communications experience (minimum 7 years), with a focus on external communications and corporate reputation, either in-house or at a PR agency 
  • Possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with strong writing and editorial abilities 
  • Demonstrated strategic and innovative thinking skills with the ability to see the big picture, while also being able to drive projects from development to completion 
  • Excellent project-management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and to prioritize multiple pursuits 
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of employees 
  • Must have strong media relations skills and experience 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, wire services, media monitoring software, and other communications tools 
  • Periodic travel as necessary to help plan and execute PR and Communications activities

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