Since our founding, all of our investors have come by way of personal connection and our motivation and success is driven by doing right by them as a fiduciary.

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Mr. Westra founded Lakeland Capital in 2018 and has invested in multifamily assets since 2010.

Previously Westra was a Managing Director and member of the Finance Committee at Hines Interests, one of the largest private real estate development and investment firms globally, where he participated in approximately $3.5bn of transactions. Prior to Hines, Mr. Westra worked in the Bloomberg Administration in New York and with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in London.

He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College where he was a Fulbright finalist, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Mr. Westra is a guest lecturer at the Darden School where he continues to mentor students and established an endowment to support real estate career development.


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Managing Director, Member of Finance Committee

Morgan Stanley

Investment Banking Division (London)


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Middlebury College

BA, Magna Cum Laude


Univeristy of Virginia


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Mr. Carroll joined Lakeland Capital in 2022.


Previously Carroll was a Director at Hines Interests, one of the largest private real estate development and investment firms globally. He was most recently a member of the mid-Atlantic Acquisitions & Development team, where he participated in approximately $2bn of transactions.

Early in his career, Carroll was a member of Hines' Capital Markets Group, where he worked on various capital raising initiatives, including the structuring and capitalization of the firm’s global investment vehicles and one-off joint ventures.


He holds a BA in Economics from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Carroll was the captain of the Men's Varsity Rowing Team and a member of the US National Rowing Team.

Mr. Carroll is a Board Member for the Steers Center for Real Estate at Georgetown University.


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Georgetown University

BA, Captain of Division 1 Rowing Team