European Real Estate Debt & Special Situations


LaSalle's Real Estate Debt & Special Situations team actively invests in real estate debt throughout Europe and also invests across the capital structure via its Special Situations platform.

The team invests in whole loan and mezzanine finance, development finance, capital expenditure funding, and loan acquisition funding through various investment products, including discretionary commingled funds, separate accounts and joint ventures. The team has arranged debt for investments across a broad range of asset classes including office, retail, residential, student housing, logistics, hotels, serviced apartments, the private rented sector and self-storage.

LaSalle's Special Situations fund series targets structured equity and debt investments particularly taking advantage of specific market dislocation opportunities across Europe. Investing across the capital structure, the Special Situations team has invested in preferred equity structures, recapitalizations, loan acquisitions, corporate real estate opportunities and equity joint ventures.

  • $2.4B
    Assets Under Management
  • 28
  • 2010
    Inception Year

Meet the team leaders

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    Amy Aznar
    Head of Debt and Special Situations - Europe

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    11 years at LaSalle
    Joined in September 2008

    Amy Aznar is the Head of Debt Investment and Special Situations team, responsible for evaluating investments in structured debt and equity, performing/non-performing debt, private real estate operating companies, large scale joint ventures and corporate sale/leasebacks in the UK and Continental Europe. Amy has been responsible for completing £2.0bn of debt and structured equity investments in 52 transactions since 2010. Amy is also on LaSalle Investment Management’s UK Management Board. She is responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II & III, LaSalle Residential Finance, and LaSalle UK Special Situations Fund. Amy rejoined LaSalle in 2008, having previously spent five years at LaSalle and JLL.

    Amy has an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BSE in Engineering from Princeton University (cum laude and sigma xi). She has been living and working in London since 1999.


LaSalle Debt & Special Situations named Financier of the Year at the Property Week Awards 2016

LONDON (April 19, 2016) – LaSalle's award winning streak continues with the Debt & Special Situations Team, led by Amy Aznar, being named Financier of the Year at the Property Week Awards 2016. Voted for by a panel of expert judges, the Team was acknowledged as one of the most active non-bank institutional lenders in Europe, covering a broad range of asset classes including office, residential, retail, student housing, logistics, hotels and serviced apartments.


LaSalle Debt & Special Situations Team record over £550M in debt investments over the past year

LONDON (March 1, 2016) – LaSalle’s Debt Investment & Special Situations team capped a strong last twelve months by transacting 5 deals on behalf of its advised funds in the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing total lending to over £550m over the past twelve months across twelve loans. The investments are secured by a diverse mix of asset types including office, retail, logistics, student housing and hotels and located in London and across the UK.