HJ Sims Hires Two Seniors Housing Experts, Expanding Investment Banking Team to West Coast, Midwest

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — HJ Sims has added two senior bankers as the firm opens new offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast.

Lynn Daly joins Sims as executive vice president in its new Chicago location. She has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in financing. Daly was acting head of senior living investment banking at BB&T Capital Markets, where she managed BB&T’s senior living relationships in the Midwest, facilitating financings of $1.3+ billion.

Prior to BB&T Capital Markets, Daly spearheaded the Catholic Initiative within senior living investment banking for Ziegler, and served as head of Allied Irish Bank’s Midwest region.

Daly earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Brady Johnson joins Sims as senior vice president in its new West Coast office in Orange County, California. Previously with Hunt Real Estate Capital, Johnson was responsible for real estate debt originations for seniors housing and healthcare properties. He helped establish the firm’s seniors housing real estate lending platform, including a proprietary bridge loan program and expansion of the firm’s agency and HUD financing capabilities. Johnson closed Hunt’s first Fannie Mae seniors housing loan, followed by its first seniors housing Freddie Mac loan.

Prior to joining Hunt, Johnson served as director of seniors housing and healthcare at RED Capital Group, and served with GE Capital in various commercial finance roles.

Johnson earned an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and bachelor’s degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Utah.