Laca Wong-Hammond

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).


Lument is a national leader in commercial real estate finance. As the combined organization of legacy industry experts Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital Group, Lument delivers a comprehensive set of capital solutions customized for investors in multifamily, affordable housing, and seniors housing and healthcare real estate. Lument is a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, FHA, and USDA lender.

In addition, Lument offers a suite of proprietary commercial lending, investment banking, and investment management solutions. Lument has approximately 600 employees in over 25 offices across the United States. Securities, investment banking, and advisory services are provided through OREC Securities, LLC, d/b/a Lument Securities.


Lument In The News

  • “Lument” Lighting Up The Senior Care Lending World
    The combined firms of Hunt Real Estate Capital, RED Capital Group and Lancaster Pollard are moving forward together under one brand name: Lument. According to ORIX Real Estate Capital’s CEO James Flynn, the name was chosen for its associations with light and energy, emphasizing the combined company’s expertise, products... Read more
    Published on: October 22, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Lancaster Pollard Charges Into Chambersburg
    Lancaster Pollard, a division of ORIX Real Estate Capital, recently refinanced a senior living community in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Providence Place Senior Living, a family-owned operator that is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, owns the 17-acre campus, which features a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care units.... Read more
    Published on: October 06, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Lancaster Pollard Closes Hawaii SNF Refinance
    Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company followed up its HUD refinance of an assisted living/memory care community in Minnesota for a deal in a much more hospitable year-round climate. Doug Harper and Casey Moore of Lancaster Pollard headed to Honolulu, Hawaii (lucky guys) to arrange permanent financing for a senior living community... Read more
    Published on: September 03, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Lancaster Pollard Refinances Minnesota Community
    Working on behalf of a repeat customer, Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company secured a HUD loan for a 138-unit assisted living/memory care community in Chaska, Minnesota (Minneapolis MSA). Developed by Trident Development and operated by the borrower, Tealwood Senior Living, which manages over 38 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in... Read more
    Published on: August 27, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Four Refinancings From Lancaster Pollard
    Lancaster Pollard announced a series of refinancings for both skilled nursing and seniors housing clients, for over $70 million in total volume across four transactions. First up, Oriol Health Care, a family-owned business, obtained a $16.2 million HUD loan to consolidate their debt with one lender, eliminate interest rate risk... Read more
    Published on: June 30, 2020 By Ben Swett