Meet Our Team
Simmons-Lockard was formed with the vision to create the best customer-focused, service-enriched assisted living and memory care communities in the industry. By responding to a growing demand in the market we will develop, own and operate first-class communities with an unmatched lifestyle which will fulfill the needs and exceed the expectations of our residents, their families and our associates. We will accomplish our mission by leveraging our collective experience in development, capital management and senior living operations while implementing our proven best practices.
Dan Simmons has personally been involved in successful ground up development and subsequent daily operations of over 5,000 senior living units. In 2002 he co-founded Harbor Retirement Associates, which grew to 17 communities in 4 states. He sold his interest in HRA in 2012.
Ken Etterman has raised over $1 billion in financing for projects since 2006 when he formed Redfish Capital Advisors. He began his career with a predecessor of Bank of America and also served in a senior role in the real estate finance group at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo).
Ken Lockard has spent his entire career in the construction and development business. He began in his father’s construction company at age 14, and has built, developed, bought, or sold over $2 billion in retail, industrial, healthcare, and residential real estate.
Robert Smith Jr., SIOR, CCIM, oversees a team of development, construction, brokerage, finance, and property management experts. He has also cultivated a broad network of investors and advisors as a member of Harvard’s YPO network, as well as the CCIM and SIOR networks.