Neil Gamss

Senior Vice President, Housing & Healthcare Finance

Neil Gamss is Senior Vice President at Housing and Healthcare Finance, LLC and co-leads its Capital Advisory Group.

HHC Capital Advisory specializes in arranging and advising on bridge loans and AR lines for their seniors housing clients. HHC Capital Advisory has successfully placed over $1.5 Billion in loans for projects across the nation since the group’s inception 3 years ago.

Neil Gamss has a Master’s Degree from NYU and lives in New York City.

Erik Lindenauer

1412elindenauerDirector, Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC

Erik Lindenauer has worked in the mortgage banking/investment banking industry for the past 19 years specializing in healthcare lending, multi-family housing, and FHA- and FNMA-insured loans. Throughout his career, he has originated and/or underwritten in excess of $1.5 billion in mortgage loans with a focus on skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, and senior housing.

Previously, Erik was a Managing Director at CapitalSource, and before that he worked for a NY based investment banking/mortgage banking firm specializing in conventional and government-assisted loans. Erik has provided outside consulting services for newly established FHA mortgage companies, has written articles for various magazines, and has been a guest speaker at numerous healthcare conferences.

Richard Lerner

blank-profile-mdPrincipal, Housing and Healthcare Finance

Richard Lerner is a Principal at Housing and Healthcare Finance, one of the nation’s leading financiers of Senior Housing through the FHA. Prior to joining HHC Rich was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for all the company’s healthcare and affordable multifamily housing loans. During his tenure, Credit Suisse originated mortgage loans against healthcare related real estate totaling over $6 Billion. He pioneered the business of lending to healthcare properties as bridge loans to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD) highlighted by a $480m loan to Life Care Centers of America in 2000. He was instrumental in creating HUD’s large loan program as the take out for the same deal. He structured the first Prop Co / Op Co structure for a skilled healthcare company as a means of going private and reducing PL / GL costs. That structure was used in the privatization of 4 of the country’s 5 largest skilled nursing chains.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Lerner was a Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where he ran the firm’s CMBS trading desk until the firm was purchased by Credit Suisse. He also spent 3 years running the CMBS Trading desk at Daiwa Securities, America and spent 10 years before that in the mortgage trading business for Credit Suisse First Boston.

Craig Gulley

1509cgulleySenior Vice President, Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC

Chris Bulger is Managing Partner of Bulger Partners, a strategy consulting and investment banking firm that actively invests in and advises the leadership of software-driven businesses, including healthcare tech companies. Chris has spent over two decades as investor, board member and advisor to software-driven companies. He has advised the CEO’s and Boards of leading tech companies on strategic decisions as well as significant financing and M&A transactions.

Chris sat on the Board of Capsule Tech, the market leader in medical device integration and clinical data management solutions, and he served as the lead transaction advisor during its recent acquisition by Qualcomm. He has also advised digital healthcare companies like HealthcareSource, which was acquired by Francisco Partners in May 2015, and Mobile Heartbeat.

Prior to founding Bulger Partners, Chris was a senior partner with Robertson Stephens, the leading global technology investment bank that was acquired by BankAmerica. Chris earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management and his BS in Engineering from Boston University.

Michael Gehl

blank-profile-mdChief Investment Officer, Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC

Michael Gehl joined HHC in 2011 and currently serves as the Company’s Chief Investment Officer. Michael is responsible for reviewing and structuring all loan applications that HHC receives and is a member of the Company’s loan committee. He reviews all financial statements, HUD submissions, and appraisals. Michael recently assisted Deutsche Bank with their $940 million loan backed by 167 skilled nursing facilities in 19 states (with significant state concentrations in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan) comprising 20,222 licensed beds. The loan was provided to a subsidiary of Rubin Schron with proceeds used to refinance an existing CMBS loan that was funded back in 2006.

Michael was previously a Vice President at Credit Suisse in the Fixed Income department within the Investment Banking division. He worked in the healthcare real estate lending group, where his responsibilities included underwriting property cash flows, loan profitability analysis, credit committee presentations, rating agency presentations, loan documentation review, prospectus review and preparing investor road shows. Notable healthcare transactions he worked on include three of largest skilled nursing real estate transactions in history (Manor Care, Mariner Healthcare and Beverly Enterprises).

Michael is a graduate of the University of Michigan.