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.
Utilizing a relationship stretching back nearly two decades, not-for-profit Adventist Healthcare worked with the team at Ziegler to refinance its outstanding bonds. Issued through the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities, the transaction consisted of $18.725 million in fixed-rate bonds and another fixed-rate bond issue of $48.12 million... Read more
Ziegler’s impressive run of activity continued with a couple of financings closed in the normally quiet week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The larger transaction saw $136.77 million of public bonds and bank capital closed for People of Faith, Inc., d/b/a Royal Oaks Life Care Community. Originally established in Sun City,... Read more
The Methodist Retirement Center of Central Ohio, a not-for-profit, faith-based corporation doing business as The Wesley Communities, recently refinanced its three senior living communities in the Columbus, Ohio area with a bond financing arranged by Ziegler. This was Ziegler’s first underwriting with The Wesley Communities. The portfolio comprises 668 units... Read more
Ziegler has been on a roll lately, closing one bank bond financing after another for CCRC clients across the country. Its latest closing, working with Truist and Hancock Whitney, was for a not-for-profit CCRC in Fort Myers, Florida. Founded in 1995, the community has grown over the years to include 333 independent... Read more
The bank bond financings keep coming from Ziegler, which recently closed another one on behalf of Presbyterian Village North located in Dallas, Texas. The not-for-profit CCRC was originally built in 2007 and now includes 89 buildings with 253 independent living units, 101 assisted living units, 44 memory care... 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.