A member of ULI since 2004, Thurber is chairman of LaSalle Investment Management in Chicago, a global real estate money management firm with approximately $50 billion of assets under management, investing in private real estate as well as publicly traded real estate companies on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Thurber advises the firm’s senior management team and heads its global committees on sustainability and risk management for its portfolios worldwide. She also chairs the Jones Lang LaSalle committee for the firm’s co-investment activity. Thurber is also chairman of the board of Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, an SEC registered, non-traded REIT.
Ms. Thurber is a member of the board of Duke Realty Corp., a U.S.-based, publicly traded REIT; a member of the board of Investa Property Group, an Australia-based real estate owner, developer, and fund manager; and a member of the Real Estate Information Standards board.
Thurber served as chief executive officer of LaSalle Investment Management from March 2000 to December 2006 and as co-president from December 1994 to March 2000. She was chief executive officer of Alex Brown, Kleinwort Benson (ABKB) Realty Advisors prior to its merger with LaSalle Partners in 1994. Before joining ABKB in 1992, she was a principal at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Thurber earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. She formerly chaired the Pension Real Estate Association and is also a past member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and the board of the Toigo Foundation. She is a member of the Chicago Network and the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council.