Stonemont Financial Hires Lachlan Carlyle as Firm Expands Regions Bank Partnership

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Stonemont Financial Group, a privately held real estate investment firm specializing in industrial development and net lease assets, announced the hiring of Lachlan Carlyle as the firm’s newest Vice President. In this role, Carlyle will support Stonemont’s partnership with Regions Bank alongside Stonemont Vice President Trevor Berecz. A respected industry veteran in real estate, banking and capital markets circles, Carlyle will join Berecz to serve as real estate product partners to Regions’ bankers and their clients.
Carlyle joins Stonemont from the investment banking arm of a large regional Bank, where he most recently served as Vice President of the Structured Real Estate Group. In that role, Carlyle helped structure a variety of sale/leaseback and build-to-suit transactions for the bank’s corporate and investment banking clients.  He was involved with more than $1 billion in sale/leaseback and build-to-suit transactions during his time at the bank.
As Vice President at Stonemont, Carlyle’s responsibilities will include providing Regions’ Corporate, Commercial and Industry bankers with real estate financial strategy advice, as well as development execution and capital to their clients and prospects.
Stonemont has partnered with Regions in sale/leaseback and built-to-suit deals around the U.S. for the last five years. Recent notable transactions include the construction of a new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters for Continental Aerospace in Mobile, Alabama, as well as several sale/leaseback transactions in the Industrial Service Facility space.
“Stonemont’s partnership with Regions is a key aspect of our overall business that we hope to expand and strengthen by adding Lachlan to our team,” said Stonemont Managing Principal and CEO Zack Markwell. “Lachlan’s knowledge of corporate real estate strategy and capital markets, along with his ability to find creative solutions for clients, will serve us well during this critical time in our industry. We look forward to working with Lachlan as we continue to develop and execute on Stonemont’s long-term growth strategy.”
Carlyle’s hiring comes as many corporate real estate users begin to evaluate options for diversifying capital sources and repositioning supply chains in the wake of the economic slowdown spurred by the COVID-19 crisis.
“Joining Stonemont will allow me to tap into a level of flexibility and creativity that expands beyond the limits of my previous roles given the firm’s capabilities in site selection, development and the transportation and logistics sector,” Carlyle said. “Now more than ever, corporate real estate users need to push the boundaries of conventional thinking on asset ownership so they can access new doors for capital at cost-effective rates. Stonemont has a proven track record in that arena, and I’m excited to help build upon the firm’s impressive foundation.”
Carlyle also worked for three years in the Real Estate Investment Banking division for Barclays Capital in New York City, where he focused on REIT Banking, Capital Markets and M&A. He earned an MBA in finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
The Stonemont leadership team has more than 100 years of combined real estate expertise, and has conducted more than $20+ billion in total transactions in the U.S.  The company combines the experience and resources of a large institution with the creativity and flexibility of an entrepreneurial firm.