Lafayette Square, an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform, has hired Fernando Lamas as a managing director on the firm’s Distribution team. In this newly created role, Lamas will work on business development and capital formation activities across Lafayette Square’s investment strategies.

Lamas joins Lafayette Square from Ohana Real Estate Investors, a private equity firm focused on investing in equity and credit opportunities within the hospitality space, where he was partner.

“We’re pleased to welcome Fernando to our growing firm and look forward to his contributions as we continue to meet the needs of investors with our impact-driven strategies,” said Damien Dwin, founder and CEO of Lafayette Square. “His extensive experience in business development and distribution makes him a great addition to the Lafayette team.”

“I am very proud to be joining the Lafayette Square team,” said Lamas. “The firm’s model presents an endless array of opportunities to help our current and prospective investors have an impact within the communities around us. I’m looking forward to serve as the bridge between the projects we’re actively undertaking and investors’ growing desire to generate returns as well as impact.”