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WHEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS

MORE THAN EVER

 

OUR TEAM

Aurora was founded by the principals of The Allure Group (“Allure”) and Citadel Care Centers (“Citadel”), with a combined 6,000+ beds in facilities throughout the US. Drawing off a proven track record of successful and sustainable growth in the industry, the founders of Aurora offer unmatched insight, direction, leadership and vision.

Our executive team boasts ample years of hands-on involvement in SNF management and development. Our dedication and passion for the healthcare industry enables us to always ensure best practices with each investment.

 

In addition, our support team contributes to developing and sustaining the healthcare industry. This team includes experienced analysts, underwriters, and leaders in clinical and operations management. Throughout their years of experience, they’ve developed the insights and ability to predict performance, and identify and monitor early affliction indicators. This ensures rapid response and cautious decision-making in order to effectively and efficiently grow and increase portfolio function and benefits.

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Executive Leadership

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Elliot Schwab

President & Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Schwab oversees all matters at Aurora. Prior to joining Aurora, Mr. Schwab was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY), a diversified capital manager with over $100 billion in assets, where he handled legal matters relating to transactions and asset management for the firm’s commercial real estate portfolio and the creation and growth of credit facilities for its direct lending platform. He previously worked in the real estate group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP on a broad range of corporate and commercial real estate transactions for Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR, and other private equity clients.

 

Mr. Schwab received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Dean's Scholar Prize recipient, an Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review, and a class speaker at commencement exercises. He has served as a foreign law clerk on Israel’s Supreme Court and has composed songs for dozens of popular Jewish music artists. Mr. Schwab is currently Class Agent of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association and has previously served as Alumni Chairman of Yeshiva Darchei Torah.

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Jonathan Kirschner

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Aurora in 2021, Jonathan served in several financial roles within The Melohn Group LLC, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was a Manager at Ernst & Young as part of their Financial Services group in New York, where he worked with both public and private companies and specialized in the Real Estate and Private Equity industries. Mr. Kirschner began his career at Deloitte in the Metro New York Office.


Mr. Kirschner earned his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Acquisitions & Asset Management

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Arnold Kimmel

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions

Mr. Kimmel is responsible for sourcing opportunistic portfolio acquisitions at Aurora. Most recently, Arnie served as CEO for Pipeline Health in their Chicago area market. Prior to that he was Senior VP for Corporate Services for Franciscan Health and was the CEO of their Illinois hospitals in south suburban Chicago. In his career, Mr. Kimmel has held CEO and COO positions in community, religious sponsored, for-profit and university teaching hospitals and has generated substantial improvement in each.  For the last 15 years, his focus has been on strategic and operational turnarounds. He has consulted on bankruptcy workouts and has also headed the corporate Supply Chain Initiative for Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit system in the country. Mr. Kimmel has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis and a master’s in Hospital Administration from The University of Michigan.

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Michael Hagney

Vice President of Finance

Mr. Hagney brings a wealth of healthcare financial, operational and analytical experience to his role within Aurora.  With an extensive background in analytics management across multinational organizations, Mr. Hagney possesses a broad understanding of healthcare finance.  Mr. Hagney, a former CFO at Care to Care, has a bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Commerce with Information Systems from Glasgow Caledonian University, and Postgraduate degrees in Entrepreneurial Studies and Information Systems from Glasgow Caledonian and Napier Universities in the U.K.

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Daniel Schwartzman

Senior Associate

Mr. Schwartzman is a key component of both the asset management and acquisitions team at Aurora. As an experienced healthcare underwriter, Daniel provides valuable insight into both prospective deals and assets under management within the portfolio. Prior to joining Aurora, Daniel worked at the Israel Discount Bank of New York as an underwriter in its Healthcare Group. During Daniel’s tenure, the group managed a portfolio of skilled nursing facilities with a book value of more than $600MM. Daniel graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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Ruben Godinez

Associate General Counsel

Ruben Godinez assists with all legal matters at Aurora. Prior to joining Aurora, Mr. Godinez was an Associate in Ropes & Gray LLP’s real estate and private capital transactions groups, where he represented private equity clients, investors, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of M&A transactions and real estate matters. Mr. Godinez received a dual degree in Political Science and Psychology from Duke University. He obtained his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Latinx American Law Student Association and the Environmental Law Society.

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Ben Tordjman

Strategic Acquisitions

Mr. Tordjman is responsible for origination, diligence and structuring of strategically placed assets throughout North America. During his tenure as an operation executive at Penn South Capital, a New York based private equity firm, Mr. Tordjman strategically acquired and repositioned multifamily and mixed-use assets throughout Manhattan. Following that venture, Mr. Tordjman oversaw a financial services firm that secured over $26MM in funding for growing and established businesses. His knowledge and experience within various industries creates rare opportunities for capitalizing on symbiotic relationships and opportunistic joint ventures. 

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Tyler Parcells

Analyst

Tyler Parcells is responsible for the analysis of currently managed assets and the diligence of potential transactions. Serving previously as Director of Finance and Operations and Information Security Coordinator at Goldstein Capital Corp, where he tracked returns for over 30 managed accounts, Mr. Parcells brings experience in the preparation of financial statements and management of portfolios during highly volatile markets. Mr. Parcells earned his Bachelor’s of Engineering in Engineering Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Rem LeBow

Asset Management Analyst

Mr. LeBow is a member of Aurora’s asset management team. Prior to joining Aurora, Rem served in several roles within The Vanguard Group. Most recently, Rem was a Senior Advisory Associate within the firm’s Family Office Group. During his tenure, Rem supported portfolio construction and cashflow management for a $3 billion book of managed assets. Mr. LeBow graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in finance.

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Emmanuella Durandisse

Bookkeeper

Emmanuella is a skilled bookkeeper with extensive accounting experience in various industries, particularly within finance and real estate. She is dedicated to supporting internal operations by helping to maintain the accuracy of financial records to provide reliable data to colleagues, investors, creditors, and regulators. Emmanuella earned her undergraduate degree from New York University in 2011.