Aaron Rulnick serves as co-leader of HJ Sims’ banking team and serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and Board of Directors. In his 20-plus years of experience in the senior living field, Aaron has financed over $3 billion for the development, acquisition, expansion and refinancing of nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing and assisted living facilities for both not-for-profit and for-profit clients. These financings have utilized a wide range of structures including: unrated, investment grade rated, insured and letter of credit enhanced bond issues, as well as construction loans, subordinate debt and seed capital.
Aaron frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to senior living finance and strategic organizational issues at state, national, and international conferences, as well as to Board and resident groups of senior living organizations. A past member of the Financial Advisory Panel of CARF-CCAC, he currently serves on the Board of Governors and Finance Committee of a large long-term care and senior housing provider in the greater Washington, DC area and is President of their Housing Boards.
Prior to joining HJ Sims in 1997, Aaron worked for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (now LeadingAge) where he focused on critical issues affecting senior living providers, including: public policy, operational and financial issues, capitalization, design, and marketing. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Housing and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Maryland, with a Citation from the Honors Program. He earned his Masters of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Policy Analysis from The American University.