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I’m looking forward to continuing the firm’s culture of prioritizing quality, service and integrity while bringing my own experience to help evolve and grow CK for the future.

Amy Klein Aznar

Managing Partner
Charlotte, NC

As a Managing Partner at Childress Klein, Amy is focused on strategic growth opportunities for the firm, as well as providing executive leadership. She is involved in CK’s investment strategies & management of key risks for our investors & clients.

With a focus on identifying strategic growth areas for CK, which leverage the firm’s development and acquisition expertise and comprehensive services, Amy brings her strong track record in both equity and debt real estate investing — having invested on behalf of some of the largest global institutional investors. Originally from Charlotte, she has lived and worked in London for more twenty years and her global experience in real estate investment management brings a unique perspective and complementary skill set. Amy is also closely involved in firm-wide investment strategies and decision making, as well as client/investor relationships and communication.

Prior to joining CK, Amy was Head of Debt & Value-Add Strategies at LaSalle Investment Management and was responsible for several of the firm’s largest funds. During her time at LaSalle, Amy raised c. €6.1bn of capital commitments for real estate debt and equity investments. She currently serves as the Executive Chair of Debt & Value-Add Strategies at LaSalle. In addition, 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). Earlier in her career, Amy worked in real estate investing and advisory at Merrill Lynch, JLL and Morgan Stanley.

MBA Finance and Real Estate | Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

BSE Engineering | Princeton University, Cum Laude, Sigma Xi

Childress Klein
Managing Partner, 2021 to Present

LaSalle Investment Management
Executive Chair Debt & Value-Add Equity Strategies, 2021 to Present
Head of Debt & Value Add Strategies, 2008-2021

Merrill Lynch
Global Principal Investments, 2002-2008

National Director, 1997-2002

Morgan Stanley
Financial Analyst, 1993-1995

Executive Chair, LaSalle Investment Management, European Debt and Value-Add Strategies

European Advisory Board of the Wharton School’s Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center

Princeton University - Active interviewer

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Real Assets

Did you Know?

Amy lived in England for more than 20 years, but is originally from Charlotte.