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.
Ziegler closed a huge financing package for HumanGood California Obligated Group to take out outstanding debt, advance refund other previous bond series and fund various campus improvements across the 14 CCRCs owned and operated by the Obligated Group in California. Altogether, the bank capital totaled $125 million. There were $15.48... Read more
Ziegler has been quite busy arranging bond financings for not-for-profit clients, and the team has done it again for two CCRCs in Spokane, Washington. The borrower, Rockwood Retirement Communities (affiliated with Spokane United Methodist Homes), owns and operates Rockwood South Hill and Rockwood at Whitworth, which have a... Read more
A week does not go by without another announcement about either a refinance of a not-for-profit CCRC or a new financing with the proceeds being used to expand or renovate, and even new, ground-up CCRC developments. Expand, during the worst pandemic in 100 years when seniors housing occupancy... Read more
With financing in hand from Ziegler, a not-for-profit CCRC in North Carolina is embarking on an expansion project to increase both its independent living and transitional care offerings. Set on 72 acres in High Point, Pennybyrn at Maryfield’s currently consists of 180 independent living units split between 131 apartments and 49 cottages,... Read more
Ziegler announced a large bond financing to fund the development of a not-for-profit senior living community in Fort Worth, Texas. The sponsor, Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), will add 172 independent living, 40 assisted living and 24 memory care units to its portfolio with the project, which is set on about 19... 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.