James E. Rehlaender
James E. Rehlaender, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Listed Property LLC (JLP), has been managing global real estate portfolios for over 25 years. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the firm, focusing on overall investment strategy, portfolio management and client engagement. Mr. Rehlaender established JLP in 2019 in partnership with Jaguar Growth Partners and Hwa Hong Corporation when he and other managing members acquired the ownership interest in Northwood Securities held by former parent company Northwood Investors LLC.
Prior to founding JLP (formerly Northwood Securities) in 2014, Mr. Rehlaender spent 14 years with EII Capital Management, Inc. (EII), where he was responsible for all non-US investments and was the co-portfolio manager for global portfolios. He was also on the board of EII’s direct property business and assisted in the development of this business. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, EII Capital Management won the prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best International Real Estate Fund over 5 years. Before EII, Mr. Rehlaender established Global Property Advisors (GPA) together with a German insurance company, Munich Re, to focus on global real estate securities. GPA was ultimately merged into EII when Munich Re decided to exit the business.
Mr. Rehlaender’s real estate career began in 1981 when he joined LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) where he was involved in the financing, development and management of a variety of property types – hotels, industrial, office, retail and student housing. Mr. Rehlaender was also instrumental in establishing the U.S. REIT business at LaSalle as well as their hotel group.
Prior to starting his real estate career, Mr. Rehlaender was involved in venture capital and international banking. He has lectured on property finance at Yale University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Northwestern University. He holds a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.