COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lancaster Pollard, an ORIX Corporation USA company, has announced the
hiring of Laca Wong-Hammond as a managing director with its affiliate
OREC Securities, LLC, which provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
services. Wong-Hammond will co-lead business development efforts for the
firm’s sell-side and buy-side advisory services to owners and operators
of seniors housing and care properties, as well as across the health
care and housing continuums.
“We are thrilled to have Laca, a proven industry leader, as part of our
team,” said Chad Elliott, also a managing director in the M&A group.
“Her impressive experience closing transactions for a wide variety of
strategic and financial buyers and investors will substantially
contribute to our ability to deliver exceptional results with enhanced
certainty of execution for our clients.”
Wong-Hammond has closed over $10 billion of M&A and capital market
transactions throughout her career, including acquisition and
divestiture of assets, sale/leaseback, and capital placement of debt and
equity across property types. Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard, she
was a managing director in the corporate finance M&A practice at Duff &
“Laca’s industry expertise and reputation as a thought leader, coupled
with her exceptional transactional skills, will make her a natural fit
with our firm and M&A group,” said Kass Matt, president of Lancaster
Pollard. “We look forward to her expertise further bolstering the
comprehensive M&A services we currently provide the seniors housing and
Wong-Hammond was selected by Real Estate Forum as a 2016 Top Woman in
Retail Real Estate and has served on a variety of industry boards and
committees. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, she was the head of health
care real estate at Raymond James. She graduated from Cornell University
and studied at the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School.
She will be based in New York.
Lancaster Pollard and its affiliates help health care and senior living
providers expand and improve their services by delivering financing
solutions and a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking,
private equity, balance sheet financing and M&A advisory services. The
firm has earned a reputation for delivering sound financial advice and
the most cost-effective financing options available in the market.
Lancaster Pollard and its affiliates have financed over $22 billion in
par-amount since its founding in 1988.
Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company is a division of ORIX Real Estate
Capital, LLC, a Fannie Mae DUS®, MAP- and Lean-approved FHA, and Freddie
Mac small balance lender. ORIX Real Estate Capital, LLC is headquartered
in Columbus, OH and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation
USA. ORIX Real Estate Capital, LLC has 16 offices nationwide and
approximately 330 employees. Securities, Investment Banking and Advisory
Services are provided through OREC Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.