Ziegler Expands Senior Living Business With New Hire

Ziegler announced the addition of Rebecca Neth Townsend to its senior living and post acute care banking team based in Arizona.

Townsend will serve as its senior vice president and will focus on sponsorship structures for not for profit senior living and healthcare organizations as well as consulting and advisory opportunities in the space.

“We are honored to have Rebecca join our senior living team,” said Dan Hermann, Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler. “She has gained extensive knowledge of the senior living and healthcare spaces by developing and working within CCRC systems and providers of all types. She will add tremendous value to our team and to the clients we serve.”


Prior to joining Ziegler, she served as senior vice president of Covenant Retirement Communities, a multi-site system comprised of twelve CCRCs in nine states.

During her more than 25-year tenure, she filled a variety of roles in marketing, project and strategic development. 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, the project development entity of Covenant Retirement Communities and guided the strategic plan for Covenant Ministries of Benevolence. Prior to her Covenant tenure, Rebecca was a hospital administrator and operations director.


“We’re very excited to have Rebecca join our west coast senior living team as we seek to serve clients through a broad array of advisory and banking services in this dynamic economy and evolving industry,” said Mary Munoz, managing director, Senior Living Finance at Ziegler.

Ziegler is an investment bank that provides a variety of services targeted at the senior living industry.

Written by John Yedinak