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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 identifying strategic growth opportunities and providing executive leadership. She plays a pivotal role in developing investment strategies and managing key risks, ensuring the interests of investors and clients are safeguarded.

Amy brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record in equity and debt real estate investing to her role at CK. With a keen focus on identifying strategic growth areas that leverage the firm's development and acquisition expertise, she has successfully invested on behalf of renowned global institutional investors.

Originally from Charlotte but with over twenty years of experience in London, Amy's global perspective and complementary skill set in real estate investment management are invaluable. She plays a vital role in firm-wide investment strategies, decision-making processes, and cultivating strong client and investor relationships.

Prior to joining CK, Amy held the position of Head of Debt & Value-Add Strategies at LaSalle Investment Management, where she was responsible for managing some of the firm's largest funds and raising significant capital commitments of approximately €6.1 billion. Her contributions and expertise have earned her recognition as one of the 51 most influential women in UK Real Estate (Bisnow, 2018) and one of the top 10 'Women of Influence' in Private Debt specialists (PEI-Alternative Insight, 2021).

Amy's impressive career also includes roles at Merrill Lynch, JLL, and Morgan Stanley, where she honed her skills in real estate investing and advisory.

Amy's expertise, strategic vision, and global experience position her as a key driver of CK's growth and success. Her contributions continue to shape the firm's investment strategies and strengthen its position as a leader in the real estate industry.

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.