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).
Managing 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 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.
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