LaSalle – Bridging the alternative lending gap

Ali Imraan, Managing Director Debt and Special Situations, LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management have launched a new strategy designed to bridge the alternative lending gap. Ali Imraan, Managing Director of Debt & Special Situations highlights the three reasons for launching the new strategy. Firstly; the ability to include single assets or smaller portfolio deals, regulation creating much more opportunity for alternative lenders, and thirdly, investor demand. ‘The investor demand for debt products generally has broadened and matured over the last few years as they’ve realized they’re able to complement the equity returns with their products and something like a whole loan provides them predictable cash flows with the added benefit of downside protection so it’s something that it’s quite attractive to the investors’ according to Imraan.