Senior living investments


The experienced and dedicated team at LCS Real Estate, An LCS® Company, has a track record of long-term relationships rooted in a higher level of customer service, accountability, and transparency. Our team develops clear financial strategies to show long-term, forward-thinking plans, and our investments are nurtured with a commitment to long-term stewardship and performance.

Our real estate professionals are solely focused on and possess a deep understanding of senior living. These employees have the knowledge needed to handle investments, debt placement, asset performance management, and more.

As an owner, operator, and developer of senior living communities, LCS Real Estate can invest equity with key partners in strategic assets and locations. We also act independently in the marketplace, actively pursuing transactions. Our wealth of experience and connectivity to capital relationships allow us to connect investor partners with opportunities and source deal flow.

Let our experience be your investment.

Success and services built on partnership.

What makes LCS Real Estate different from other senior living operators is that we provide a full complement of capital market and real estate services:

  • Investments
  • Debt Placement
  • Asset and Performance Management
  • Market Research

Plus, we have a proven track record of performance and excellence, with personal and attentive customer service that is both transparent and accountable. Over the years, we’ve been proud to have built long-term relationships with these companies:

Debt Partners
  • Bank of America
  • Bank Iowa
  • Bankers Trust
  • BBVA Compass
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • BOKF (Bank of Texas)
  • CIT Bank
  • Dougherty Funding
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Freddie Mac
  • Kayne Anderson
  • M&T Bank
  • NHI
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Raymond James
  • Synovus Bank
  • TCF National Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank
Equity Partners
  • Artemis Real Estate Partners
  • Blue Moon Capital Partners, LLC
  • Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC
  • Lakemore Partners Ltd
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • Senior Care Development, LLC
  • Westminster Capital, LLC


Development Partners
  • Ryan Companies US, Inc.


Financial Intermediary Partners
  • Blueprint
  • CBRE
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • JLL
  • Newmark Knight Frank

Proven leadership.

Our collaborative, thought-provoking and innovative culture is fostered by our leadership team and is rooted in years of experience and know-how. We’ll use our unique understanding of every aspect of a senior living community — from financing to development to management — to help you succeed.

Hear how LCS recommends senior living communities position themselves to be attractive to investors.

As Charles Murphythe executive vice president/senior managing director of development and real estate, Charles Murphy is responsible for strategy and performance oversight of the LCS Development and LCS Real Estate companies for parent company LCS. Capitalizing on his experience in developing, acquiring and managing commercial real estate for over 30 years, Chuck will lead the development of an investment strategy and build strategic partnerships that enhance the services LCS provides. Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in real estate investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dan LaheyDan Lahey is the senior vice president/managing director – investments for LCS Real Estate. In this role, Dan leads LCS Real Estate strategic investment activities, including acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers and leases. He also serves as chair of the LCS Investment Committee. Prior to joining LCS Real Estate in 2008, Dan spent 9 years providing audit and tax services for Denman and Company LLP in West Des Moines, Iowa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and finance from Wartburg College, and received his CPA certification in 1999.

Mike Andreasen is the senior vice president/director – asset and performance management of LCS . In this role, Mike spearheads the corporate initiative to drive the equity value of LCS. This value creation is from both the fee-for-service business lines, as well as maximizing the LCS Real Estate platform. Prior to joining LCS in 2013, Mike had more than 14 years of financial planning and analysis experience with large, publicly traded companies including Sprint and John Deere. Throughout his career, Mike has worked in a variety of fields including senior living, telecommunications, renewable energy, agriculture and finance. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and his MBA from The University of Iowa.

Sarah DorrSarah Dorr is the vice president/managing director – real estate and corporate debt for LCS. In this role, Sarah oversees the financing needs of the LCS Real Estate portfolio utilizing proactive asset analysis strategies, as well as the corporate debt needs of LCS. Prior to joining LCS Real Estate in 2015, Sarah worked in the commercial mortgage lending industry for over 15 years. Most notably working with Aegon USA Realty Advisors for 14 years as an originator of commercial mortgage loans in the Southeast, as well as an originator of subordinate debt nationwide. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate from the University of Northern Iowa, and her MBA from The University of Iowa.

Tom Mathisen is the vice president/director – investments for LCS Real Estate. In this role, Tom is responsible for structuring equity joint ventures as well as underwriting the acquisition and development of senior housing communities on behalf of LCS Real Estate. Prior to joining LCS Real Estate in 2014, Tom spent eight years with Principal Real Estate Investors where he was instrumental in procuring and underwriting ground-up development transactions and acquisitions of existing properties, primarily in the Texas markets. He also held asset management responsibilities within a portfolio that spanned several property types. Prior to Principal, Tom spent nearly two years in public accounting with Ernst & Young, LLP. Tom is a CPA and earned his Bachelor of Arts in finance and accounting from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and his MBA from The University of Iowa.

LCS Real Estate — an integral part of the LCS Family of Companies.

As a vital member of the LCS Family of Companies, LCS Real Estate draws upon 40-plus years of experience from our team members at Life Care Services® and LCS Development®. This means that our senior living investment partners can access a well-informed perspective from two of the most respected companies in senior living, by just taking a short walk down the hall.

Select a link to learn more:

Life Care Services – We offer an array of senior living management experts to help improve financial performance and re-energize marketing and sales.

LCS Development – We know the ins and outs of developing senior living from the ground up. We can also help with master planning and redevelopment.

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