Brett Murphy Opens Chicago Office for Lancaster Pollard

Brett Murphy has opened a new office for Lancaster Pollard in Chicago and will serve as the firm’s primary health care banker for Illinois. Murphy will be providing seniors housing and health care clients with a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing and M&A advisory services.

“We are thrilled to have Brett open our Chicago office,” said Steve Kennedy, senior managing director at Lancaster Pollard. “Over the past decade, we have closed nearly 100 transactions totaling almost $1 billion in loan and par amounts for Illinois-based organizations. With this expansion, we are now positioned to provide even greater service to clients in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.”

Murphy started with Lancaster Pollard as an associate in 2013 and has been a vice president with the firm since 2015.

“Brett was instrumental in the closing of many of Lancaster Pollard’s Illinois transactions, including projects for skilled nursing, assisted living, supportive living (Medicaid-waiver assisted living) and hospital facilities. His experience with Illinois’ unique Medicaid and certificate of need (CON) programs will be extremely valuable for our clients,” added Kennedy.

Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard, Murphy worked in the credit risk division of Banco Santander during its acquisition of Sovereign Bank. He also held credit-based positions at Wells Fargo Bank and State Street Bank and Trust.

Murphy earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame with a dual focus in corporate finance and investments, and his bachelor of science degree in finance with a minor in law from Bentley University. Murphy can be reached at or at (312) 967-4439.

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