BlackRock, Inc. said last week that Jack Chandler would join the firm to take over from Paul Audet, who had been interim leader of its real estate business. Also, Denis Horrigan was welcomed as a partner at ConnecticutWealth Management, LLC, and Elaine King came to Lubitz Financial Group.
Chandler will assume the post of global head of real estate, reporting to Matthew Botein, head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). He joins BlackRock after a lengthy period at LaSalle Investment Management, which he joined in 1986 and where he most recently served as global chief investment officer and executive chairman, Asia. In 2000 he relocated to Singapore, where he launched LaSalle’s Asia Pacific business, now worth over $12 billion.
"We're delighted to be bringing an executive of Jack's caliber to BlackRock," Botein said in a statement on April 19. "As we work to round out the alternative offerings within BAI, real estate will be a central component of our product menu. Jack's depth of experience and deep understanding of the global real estate markets will significantly accelerate our ability to offer clients best-in-class investment products."
Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC announced the naming of Denis Horrigan as partner on April 21. Previously he served as director of the firm, and was responsible for overseeing the marketing and client services teams in addition to his role as financial advisor.
Horrigan, who was recently named a "Five-Star Wealth Manager for 2010" by Connecticut Magazine, has worked for local, regional, and international firms, including Fidelity Investments and St. Germain Investment Management.