Berkadia Hires Simona Wilson as Director of Seniors Housing Team

by Jeff Shaw

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Berkadia, an El Segundo-based financial services firm, has hired Simona Wilson to its Berkadia Seniors Housing & Healthcare team as a director. She will serve on the investment sales platform helmed by Tim Cobb.

Prior to joining Berkadia, Wilson founded Crescent Capital LLC, where she focused on advising seniors housing capital providers and operators on all phases of the investment cycle including capital raising, underwriting, operator identification and selection, development project oversight, asset management and portfolio strategy.

Previously, Wilson spent 15 years as part of the investment team at the publicly traded healthcare REIT Healthpeak Inc (formerly HCP Inc.) and served as vice president of strategy and business development, as well as vice president of acquisitions and valuations. She has transaction experience across the entire healthcare real estate spectrum, including seniors housing, hospitals, medical office and life sciences, and has been the lead on over $5 billion of investments.

Wilson graduated from the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) and spent two years in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers before starting her career in healthcare real estate.

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