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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company, a division of ORIX Real Estate Capital (OREC), has recently announced several promotions to expand its seniors housing and healthcare production team.

As announced this past spring, Aaron Becker is the chief production officer and east team leader for the firm. Fellow Lancaster Pollard veterans, Casey Moore, Doug Harper, and Quintin Harris, also expanded their leadership roles, with Moore and Harper leading the West, and Harris leading the Midwest.

In the East, Michael Blackwell has joined Becker’s team and will be responsible for coverage in the Northeast market. In this role, he will pursue originating new business as well as nurturing existing client relationships. Blackwell joined legacy firm Lancaster Pollard as an associate in 2016 and worked his way up to team leader before assuming his current role as vice president. He has completed more than $500 million in financing transactions, including a $190 million bridge-to-HUD portfolio. Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard, he worked at Chase Bank and Huntington National Bank.

In the Midwest, Brad Granger, Kevin Laidlaw and Adam Walter have joined the team led by Harris. Granger, director, leads the clinical risk group at Lancaster Pollard and its proprietary Five-Star Program analysis. Under his guidance, the firm has gained a reputation for creating best-in-class credit narratives and offering memoranda which demonstrate and convey a thorough understanding of seniors housing and care. Granger will be expanding his role to include origination efforts in addition to clinical and operational advisory services.

Thirteen-year Lancaster Pollard veteran Kevin Laidlaw has been named a director in seniors and healthcare production and will be based in Chicago. In his prior role as part of the firm’s M&A team, he oversaw sell-side, buy-side and other transaction advisory services, closing 24 transactions in that role. Previously as a member of the firm’s financing team, he served on credit committee and was an underwriter for the FHA, USDA, Fannie Mae and conventional bond financing programs for rehabilitation, new construction and refinance for senior living and healthcare projects. In this role, he closed 180 transactions in excess of $2.5 billion.

Adam Walter, vice president, will also be expanding his role to include origination efforts for clients in the Midwest. He joined Lancaster Pollard in 2015 and has six years of experience in management and consulting roles for marketing and healthcare companies. Walter has closed and committed diverse transactions for multifamily housing, senior living facilities and hospitals totaling more than $500 million, including FHA-insured mortgages, corporate balance sheet transactions, privately placed bonds and notes, and USDA-insured mortgages.

In the Western region, Justin LeBell has joined the seniors housing and healthcare team as an assistant vice president and will be based in Utah. Prior to his current role, he focused his efforts on the analysis of long-term care and acute-care organizations, providing support for a wide range of bond transactions and mortgage loans for rehabilitation, new construction and refinance projects totaling approximately $225 million. Before joining the firm, LeBell spent several years in finance and operations roles, including working at Goldman Sachs in derivative valuations and margin lending roles.

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