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Amy Klein Aznar

Executive Chair of Debt and Value-Add Strategies
Joined in September 2008
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Amy is the Executive Chair of Debt & Value-Add Strategies and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to that, she was the Head of Debt & Value Add Strategies, who oversaw the set-up and growth of LaSalle’s market leading European debt platform and LaSalle’s Value Add equity strategies in Europe. Amy was responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II, III, & IV (c.€2.8bn in committed capital, of which LREDS IV has raised c.€940m excl. side-car allocation), LaSalle Residential Finance I – III (£1.5bn in committed capital), LaSalle Whole Loan Strategies (€964m committed capital), LaSalle UK Special Situations Fund and Special Situations Venture and is on LaSalle’s European and UK Management Boards. Amy also chaired LaSalle’s European Diversity Board for five years.

Amy has a 20+ year track record of working in real estate principal equity and debt investment. During her time at LaSalle, Amy has raised c. €6.1bn of capital commitments across the debt and special situations platform and completed over €4.3bn of debt and equity investments across 89 transactions since 2010 (as at Q3 2021). Her real estate debt investments include over €1.6bn in mezzanine loans and €2.6bn in whole loans, including over €1.4bn in development lending. Since 2010, she has been responsible for investments of c. €860m in logistics and c. €1.6bn in residential, student and senior living sectors. She was named one of the 51 most influential women in UK Real Estate (Bisnow, 2018) and one of the top 10 ‘Women of Influence’ in PEI – Alternative Insight’s ranking of Private Debt specialists (2021). In addition, the business that she is responsible has won the following awards: Private Equity Real Estate Top Ten Global Debt Manager (2019, 2020), Property Investor Europe: 2018 Fund of the Year – Debt, Property Week: 2016 Financier of the Year.

Prior to joining LaSalle, Amy was a Managing Director of Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch in London, where she was responsible for transactions across Europe, including the acquisition of a €13bn portfolio of non-performing loans and a loan servicing company from Banca Intesa in Italy and the acquisition of a €1.4bn non-performing loan portfolio from Dresdner Bank in Germany.
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.