Donald Husi joined the Senior Housing & Care team at Ziegler in 2018. As a managing director he specializes in complex structured seniors housing transactions, including debt and equity transactions, fi nancial advisory, and mergers and acquisitions assignments. Don has a unique combination of operational experience, turn-around/distressed asset management, financial structuring and strategic planning experience spanning over 32 years within the senior living industry operations, REIT and fi nance sectors.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Don spent over 16 years in operations with American Retirement Corporation, now Brookdale Senior Living. He is a former licensed nursing home administrator in multiple states, has extensive turn around/distressed asset operational experience and managed the fi rm’s not-for-profi t third-party management business. In 2001 Healthcare Realty Trust recruited Mr. Husi as their vice president of senior housing investments managing a large portfolio of senior living assets and mortgages. Don joined Red Capital Group in 2005 as a senior living loan production specialist.
Don received a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he currently serves on that program’s advisory board. He received a Senior Housing Executive Certifi cate from the University of Southern California-Davis School of Gerontology and the USC Marshall School of Business in 2016. Don is also currently a Board Member at the Center for Health Administration And Aging Services Excellence (“CHAASE”) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a member of the American Seniors Housing Association, National Investment Center For Senior Living, Leadership Health Care and Nashville Health Care Council.