Mr. Simpson joined Meridian in 2013 and currently serves as a Managing Director and Partner of Meridian’s Senior Housing and Healthcare platform. Along with Ari Adlerstein, he oversees a team of analysts and is responsible for the origination and placement of loans that fall under the healthcare umbrella, including skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, independent living, age-restricted living, hospitals, and other specialty care facilities. He continues to expand the team’s expertise by leading them into new asset classes, including the behavioral space, cash-flow loans, and ancillary companies.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Simpson has negotiated more than $15 billion in healthcare transactions, including real estate debt, operating lines of credit, investment sales, and equity raises, with $5.5 billion closed in 2021 alone.
Select transactions closed by Mr. Simpson include the $710 million acquisition of 39 skilled nursing facilities comprised of 5,039 beds in Virginia and North Carolina, a $73 million loan to convert seven skilled nursing facilities into addiction treatment centers in Indiana, and a $13.1 million acquisition loan for seven addiction treatment centers totaling 124 beds in California, Arizona, and Nevada.
Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Simpson was an Audit and Tax Associate in the Commercial Real Estate Group of Ernst and Young.
Mr. Simpson is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Yeshiva University. He is also a member of the board of Westchester Torah Academy (WTA).