DALLAS — Berkadia has added Bianca Andujo as a senior director to its to its Seniors Housing & Healthcare Group. She will be based in the Dallas office, reporting to senior managing director Heidi Brunet.
Andujo joins Berkadia from Bank of Texas, where she served as senior vice president and healthcare banking team lead. In her role, she was responsible for driving healthcare banking loan growth, overseeing a team of seven and a total portfolio of $450 million. Her primary focus was skilled nursing facilities, with a national reach across eight states in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and Texas.
“Recent trends in skilled nursing facility occupancy and price per bed have put pressures on operators and owners,” says Andujo. “At the same time, we know that the senior population is only going to continue to grow, anticipated to reach 74 million by 2030. Opportunities in this market exist, but they must be carefully evaluated in terms of market trends, risk analysis and complexity.”
Prior to her role as the healthcare banking team lead, Andujo was a leading relationship manager, exceeding loan production goals for five consecutive years, resulting in new loan production of $400 million. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southern Methodist University.