19 years of institutional investment experience involving complex M&A and REIT transactions across the entire healthcare real estate spectrum

Simona joined Berkadia in 2021 and brings 19 years of institutional investment experience involving complex M&A and REIT transactions.  

Simona Wilson Founded Crescent Capital LLC, a consultancy focused on advising senior housing capital providers and operators on all phases of the investment cycle including capital raising (both debt and equity); underwriting; operator identification and selection; development project oversight; asset management and portfolio strategy.  

Prior to founding Crescent Capital in 2018, Simona spent 15 years at HCP, Inc (now Healthpeak) a publicly traded healthcare REIT. Simona joined HCP in October 2002 and was part of the investment team during the largest growth chapter in the history of the company with transaction experience across the entire healthcare real estate spectrum including senior housing, hospitals, medical office and life science and has been the lead in closing over $5 billion of investments on behalf of the company. 

During her tenure at HCP, Simona established strong relationships with the top operators, advisers, brokers, and institutional investors and led the business development efforts for the senior housing team as Vice President of Strategy & Business Development. She also had direct asset management and relationship oversight of 70 senior living communities across the US with 12 different operating partners representing $1.0B+ investment. 

Simona graduated from the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) and spent two years in public accounting at PwC before starting her career in healthcare real estate. Simona lives in Los Angeles with her three sons and enjoys ocean swimming, distance running, and live music. 

Education & Certifications

  • University of Southern California, Leventhal School of Accounting, BS-Accounting May 2001

Affiliations & Memberships

  • NIC
  • ASHA
  • Argentum
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