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Amy Klein Aznar
Head of Debt Investment and Special Situations, Europe, LaSalle Investment Management, United Kingdom
Amy Klein Aznar is the Head of Debt Investment and Special Situations team at LaSalle Investment Management and responsible for LaSalle’s market leading European debt platform. She is responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II & III (£1.4bn in committed capital), LaSalle Residential Finance I – III (£846m in committed capital), LaSalle Whole Loan Strategies (€600m committed capital) and LaSalle UK Special Situations Fund and is on LaSalle’s European and UK Management Boards and chairs LaSalle’s European Diversity Board. Amy re-joined LaSalle in 2008 and has spent more than 15 years at LaSalle/JLL.
Amy has a 20+ year track record of working in real estate principal investment, advisory and investment banking. During her time at LaSalle, Amy has raised over $4.4bn of capital commitments across the debt and special situations platform and completed over $3.4bn of debt and structured equity investments in 67 transactions since 2012. Her real estate debt investments include over £900m in mezzanine loans and £1.7bn in whole loans, including c. £900m in development lending. Amy has a solid performance track record across all funds for which she is responsible, with all funds meeting or outperforming target ranges since the platform’s inception in 2010.
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, the acquisition of a €1.4bn non-performing loan portfolio from Dresdner Bank in Germany and the acquisition of a €741m portfolio of four German Shopping Centres. Prior to that, she was a National Director at Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance in London and at LaSalle Partners in Chicago. Prior to that, Amy worked for Morgan Stanley Real Estate in New York, in both the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund and its real estate advisory business. Amy has lived and worked in Europe since 1999, is a U.S. citizen and speaks English and French.
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.