Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Lument

Laca Wong-Hammond is a managing director, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), at Lument, where she co-leads business development efforts for the firm’s sell-side and buy-side advisory services for owners and operators of senior housing and healthcare properties.

Laca has closed more than $10 billion of M&A and capital market transactions throughout her career, including acquisition and divestiture of assets, sales/leaseback, tax-efficient transaction structures, board advisory, and capital placement of debt and equity across property types. Prior to joining the company, she was a managing director in the corporate finance M&A practice at Duff & Phelps. She was also head of healthcare real estate at Raymond James, and worked at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and iStar REIT.

Often quoted as a thought leader and featured in many media outlets, Laca has a number of awards and acknowledgements from the industry including named as one of the Most Influential APIA New Yorkers in 2013 by the NAAAP, as one of Real Estate Forum’s Top Women in Retail Real Estate in 2016, and a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum in 2012.  Laca earned a B.S. with Honors in Communications from Cornell University and has taken courses at the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School (PON).