Laca Wong-Hammond

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Lancaster Pollard

Laca Wong-Hammond is a managing director, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with OREC Securities, LLC, an affiliate of Lancaster Pollard. The company, a financial services firm based in Columbus, Ohio, specializes in providing capital funding to the health care and senior living sectors. In addition to underwriting tax-exempt and taxable bond offerings, the firm provides organizations a complete range of funding options through its Fannie Mae/ FHA/GNMA/USDA-approved mortgage lender subsidiary. It can also provide bridge-to-agency lending, private equity, balance sheet lending, and other investment banking 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.

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 & Phelps. She was also the head of healthcare real estate at Raymond James, and worked at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and iStar REIT.

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. She graduated from Cornell University and studied at the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School. She is based in New York.

Casey Moore

1306_cmoore_0Managing Director of Agency Finance, Lancaster Pollard

Casey Moore is a managing director of agency finance at Lancaster Pollard, a national investment banking and financial services firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Lancaster Pollard specializes in providing capital funding to the senior living, health care and affordable housing sectors. In addition to underwriting tax-exempt bond offerings, Lancaster Pollard provides a complete range of funding alternatives through its HUD-FHA/GNMA/FNMA/USDAapproved, mortgage lender subsidiary. It can also provide bridge-to-agency lending, private equity, balance sheet lending and M&A services. Mr. Moore is responsible for driving agency opportunities through a dedicated effort with Lancaster Pollard’s regional banking staff. Mr. Moore has previously served as a director at Berkeley Point Capital LLC. He has also experience working at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company as a principal, as well as Red Capital as a senior managing director. Mr. Moore earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas in biology. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Boston College. Mr. Moore will be based out of the firm’s Columbus office.

Craig S. Jones

907jonesPresident, Lancaster Pollard Fund Manager

Craig is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Lancaster Pollard and plays an integral role in advancing Lancaster Pollard’s continued growth in the long-term-care sector.

Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the senior housing and health care finance industry. Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard in 2012, he worked as chief executive officer for Red Capital Advisors for more than 10 years. During this time he helped to initiate and to grow their senior housing sector to an industry leading position. Previously, Craig spent nearly 20 years at top-tier investment banks, such as Alex Brown & Sons and Lehman Brothers where he managed health care financing groups and developed innovative products for the health-care, senior housing and long-term-care sectors.

Craig earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Art degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin.