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Current responsibilities
Blake Lacher is a Managing Director with JLL Capital Markets where he leads Structured Capital, which includes six business units that provide investment banking and capital markets products and services focused on assisting corporate/occupier and investor clients evaluate, structure and arrange optimal financing, acquisition and disposition solutions.

Years of experience
25 years

Experience
Prior to joining JLL, Blake founded International Capital Advisors, LLC (“ICA”), which provided capital raising, M&A and financial consulting services for the funding and structuring of renewable energy infrastructure projects, commercial real estate and large-ticket, long-lived equipment purchases.

Blake has over 25 years of experience in international and cross-border finance, asset finance, energy and infrastructure project finance and investment, leasing and other capital markets products.

Prior to ICA, Blake was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (“ABN AMRO”) where he headed several structured finance teams in the United States, Europe and Latin America. 

Upon RBS’s acquisition of ABN AMRO in October 2007, Blake joined RBS’s Financial Structuring Group (“FSG”) as one of five global management team members. At ABN AMRO, he served as the Head of the Bank’s Global Leasing and Asset Finance Group, where he was primarily responsible for originating US domestic and international, cross-border asset finance underwriting opportunities and advisory service mandates. 

Blake initiated and developed the strategic framework, processes and procedures for the Bank’s U.S. renewable energy equity investments and oversaw the build-out of a successful, diversified investment portfolio representing more than $1 billion in assets.  

Education
Blake holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University’s School of Business and a Masters of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business. 

Affiliations
He has participated in a number of real estate and energy industry conferences as a speaker or panelist. Blake is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker.