Inland Real Estate Group announced that Ernest Fiorante has joined as chief financial officer of the parent company, overseeing financial activities, budgeting, bank/lender relationships, accounting and financial strategic planning for Inland.
Fiorante most recently served as CFO of the Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle where he was responsible for directing and leading all financial activities, as well as contributing to the development of the overall business strategy.
Fiorante led JLL’s corporate finance team, budgeting and client accounting operations which, combined, consisted of over 800 employees.
Prior to serving as CFO of JLL, he served as CFO of CalEast Global Logistics, LLC, one of LaSalle Investment Management’s largest private equity clients, where he was responsible for arranging all fund level financing, accounting and budgeting. During that time, he also served on the Board of Directors for CenterPoint Properties Trust, including serving as Chairman of its audit committee.
Fiorante holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. He is also a certified public accountant.