President, Ziegler Financing Corp. & Managing Director Corporate Finance Senior Living Ziegler
President of Ziegler Financing Corporation, Ziegler’s FHA/HUD Mortgage Financing Business and Managing Director and Group Head of the Senior Living and Post Acute Care Group. Joined Ziegler in 1999 after 13 years with a public postacute care company with over 200 locations. Investment Banking and Mortgage Banking practice focuses on Skilled Nursing and assisted living providers as well as expertise with HUD programs for Hospitals and affordable housing providers.
Chris Rogers joined the healthcare corporate finance team at Ziegler in 2014. He has over 18 years of healthcare investment banking experience and has executed over 50 transactions including strategic advisory assignments, public/private equity financings and fairness opinions principally for emerging growth and middle market companies in the healthcare services and healthcare information technology sectors. Specifically, Chris has worked with companies in the following sectors: outsourced clinical services, behavioral health, telehealth/remote monitoring, revenue cycle, alternate site care providers, disease management and healthcare information technology. Chris earned an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University with a finance concentration. He earned a B.A. in political science and economics from Connecticut College.
The Ziegler Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in investment banking, financial advisory, investment advisory, asset management, retail brokerage, fixed income institutional sales and trading, and related financial services.
A years-long bankruptcy process for a large CCRC in Tampa, Florida has finally concluded with a new not-for-profit owner stepping in, BRP Senior Housing Management (an affiliate of Big Rock Partners) now operating it and Ziegler closing a nearly $70 million bond financing to fund the deal. Unfortunately, the property has a long... Read more
Ziegler announced another bank financing after a spate of recent closings, including a construction financing for a Michigan CCRC, a refinance of a Pennsylvania CCRC and one for a CCRC in Texas, just to name a few. The most recent deal was arranged for Warm Hearth Village, a not-for-profit... Read more
Working on behalf of a large CCRC in Germantown, Tennessee, Ziegler successfully closed a series of bank bonds for the not-for-profit sponsor. Incorporated in July 2000, the community has grown on its 27.5 campus to include 230 independent living units, of which there are 202 apartments and 28... Read more
Don Husi, Dan Revie and Tedd Van Gorden of Ziegler represented a not-for-profit owner of three skilled nursing facilities in Delaware in a sale that closed earlier this month. The sales price was $67.0 million, or just over $141,600 per bed/unit. That represents one of the highest prices in the state.... Read more
Ziegler successfully closed $42.5 million in rental senior housing bonds, consisting of both taxable and tax-exempt bonds, to support Wingate Healthcare’s acquisition of two senior living communities in New England. The Pittsfield, Massachusetts community has 125 beds in 118 units, while the Providence, Rhode Island community has 96... Read more
Rebecca Townsend is the Chief Strategy Officer of Covenant Health Network. Prior to Covenant, Rebecca was the senior vice president of Ziegler, senior living and post-acute care consulting for the senior living finance practice. There, her main focus was sponsorship structures, including consolidations and affiliations which will lead to additional strategic endeavors. She also sought consulting and advisory opportunities in the integration of healthcare and senior living spaces, especially related to healthcare reform initiatives.
Rebecca has an extensive background in senior living and healthcare. Prior to joining Ziegler, Rebecca served as senior vice president of Covenant Retirement Communities, a multi-site system comprised of twelve CCRCs in nine states. During her more than twenty-five year tenure, she fulfilled her roles in marketing, project development and strategic development. In addition, she oversaw the concept development and feasibility stages for new locations, expanded locations, expanded services and acquisitions. This included the development of two completed green field CCRCs in Colorado and Michigan, an affordable housing project in Oregon, and the soon-to-be developed rental CCRC in Kansas. She also was founding President of Covenant Solutions where she guided the strategic plan for Covenant Ministries of Benevolence to oversee the hospitals; and has served as hospital administrator and operations director.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Nursing at Seattle Pacific University. She also completed her Masters of Project Development and Masters of Business Administration and additional graduate work in Health Care Management.
Thomas Meyers joined the senior living team at Ziegler in 1996. He manages a portion of Ziegler’s midwest senior living practice. In addition, he is responsible for managing the Chicago based senior living analytical team. He has considerable experience in structuring rated, unrated, and credit enhanced financings for Ziegler’s multi-facility and single-site senior living clients. Transaction experience includes bond financings for start up new campus continuing care retirement communities, repositioning projects, and refinancings. He has considerable expertise surrounding the solicitation of bank credit for senior living providers. His experience also includes merger and acquisition work.
In his sixteen year tenure, Tom has participated in more than 100 financings raising more than $2.0 billion of capital for Ziegler’s senior living clients. He is a frequent speaker at the national and state level on senior living related topics. He is frequently asked to present to and to consult with client board and leadership teams.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Tom worked with the Union Bank of Switzerland’s (UBS) Corporate and Institutional Finance Team. There Tom structured a variety of financings for the bank’s Fortune 250 and large international clients. Tom received a B.S. in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL.