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Current responsibilities
As the Chief Financial Officer of the Americas, Mr. Fiorante is responsible for directing and leading all financial activities of the region as well as contributing to the development of the overall business strategy.  He is responsible for the oversight of the region’s corporate finance team, budgeting and reporting functions, as well as the firm’s client accounting operations which, combined, consist of over 300 employees.  He is also a member of the Americas Management Executive Committee. 

Experience
Mr. Fiorante served as the Chief Financial Officer of CalEast Global Logistics, LLC, one of LaSalle Investment Management’s largest private equity clients, since October 2002.  In this role, he was responsible for arranging all fund level financing, accounting and reporting functions, and budgeting.  Mr. Fiorante managed finance and accounting teams in Chicago, Illinois and served on the Board of Directors for Centerpoint Properties Trust, including serving as Chairman of its audit committee. 

Before moving to LaSalle Investment Management, Mr. Fiorante served as Assistant Treasurer of the Jones Lang LaSalle global organization.  In that capacity, Mr. Fiorante’s responsibilities included negotiating and managing over $1 billion in syndicated credit agreements and a EUR 165 million public bond offering.  In addition, he was responsible for the firm’s $100 million foreign exchange hedging program.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Fiorante was employed by Coopers and Lybrand beginning in September 1991, and was responsible for client audits in the real estate and hospitality industry.

Education and affiliations
Mr. Fiorante holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from DePaul University, and is a certified public accountant.