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Director, Merger and Acquisition

Posted September 15, 2022

Sunrise Senior Living, LLC
McLean, VA
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Sunrise Senior Living is seeking a highly skilled Director of Mergers and Acquisitions to join our Asset Management team!

About This Job

As a Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, you will be responsible for the entire transaction life cycle from deal sourcing, target identification, business case building, due diligence, evaluation, negotiation, closing and involvement in integration activities. This position will run point with ownership groups on performing due diligence on possible acquisitions that will transition to Sunrise management. As part of the CSO team, this role is crucial in supporting our growth commitments

Director, M&A will work in a high-energy, rapid-pace environment with tremendous responsibility, independence, and growth potential.

Who you will be working with 

As a member of our Asset Management Team, reporting to SVP of Asset Management, this role is a high-potential individual with a desire to drive results while living our values to achieve our mission “to champion quality of life for all seniors”.

What you will be doing

As a part of the Sunrise team, supporting our Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values is a fundamental part of this job. Our foundational belief is the sacred value of human life. Every year, team members are assigned required training that applies to their role to ensure that these standards are always met. The unique responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the essential functions listed below:

• Work collaboratively across the entire organization to compile and manage company growth strategy, which includes analyzing and providing recommendations to Executive Leadership
• Help Development negotiate JV structure and management contracts
• Help support valuation activities.
• Lead M&A strategy and execution; lead deal sourcing, diligence, negotiations, and integration
• Conduct and present research on new growth opportunities, external M&A activity, and risks to company
• Coordinate with Development, Operations, legal and other functional departments to ensure a successful closing and initial transition of new communities and team members
• Prepare detailed reports and presentations describing the key attributes of growth opportunities and target acquisitions
• Work collaboratively with finance and development leaders to prepare and analyze financial models for potential acquisitions and growth opportunities
• Partner with Asset Manager to monitor financial performance of acquired communities and prepare reports against underwriting
• Organize and conduct initial due diligence on potential acquisition targets
• Drive projects and serve as representative team member for a variety of ad-hoc strategic projects and initiatives
• Prepare periodic status reports for ELT and Board

• Strong communication skills, able to interact and support both financial and operations professions, including internal and external teams
• Ability to build strong relationships with financial partners and adept at business development
• Ability to analyze budgets, expenditures, competition, trends, etc. for evaluating and completing a wide range of job-based transactions
• Excellent project management skills in planning, coordinating, prioritizing, and solving complex problems
• Collaborative business partner with Operational, Financial, and Development leadership across the company,
• Advanced analytics skills that identify specific actions to implement into our business
• Well-developed skills in building and updating complex financial models
• Expert user of excel, with exposure to PowerBI and other planning systems strongly preferred
• Travel across North America to communities is required
• Due to the safety of our residents being our #1 priority, all Sunrise team members are required to be fully vaccinated

• Bachelor’s degree required
• MBA preferred
• 5 to 7 years of Mergers and Acquisitions related experience with an emphasis on senior housing
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• In-depth understanding of an acquisition process
• Demonstrated success working both independently and in highly collaborative environments
• Excellent presentation skills essential (including Board level)
• Extensive Senior Housing Owners/REITs/Private Equity network of contacts
• Exceptional analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills essential
• Deep experience and independent ability to prepare M&A financial models analyzing potential deal investments
• Ability to travel as needed
• Knowledge and experience in several of the following areas is strongly preferred:
o Real Estate ownership/management
o Finance and M&A
o Senior Housing
o Investor Relations


Sunrise Senior Living offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. Team members may also be eligible to receive a bonus based on their position. Some leadership roles are eligible to receive annual bonuses. All team members have the potential to receive spot bonuses and other incentive awards.  

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About this Employer

Sunrise Senior Living, LLC

7902 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 273-7500

Corporate Office

About the Company

Beginning with a single community in 1981, there are now more than 325 Sunrise Senior Living communities throughout the U.S., in Canada and the United Kingdom. Each of our communities maintains the mission laid out by Sunrise founders Paul and Terry Klaassen more than 35 years ago: to champion quality of life for all seniors.

The Klaassens’ vision to redefine senior care resulted in a resident-centered approach to care that focuses on the individuality of each resident and has set the standard in the assisted living industry. We are defined by our people. Our team of serving hearts are guided by our mission, Principles of Service and Values – all of which help encourage independence, preserve dignity and enable freedom of choice for each resident.