02/29/2016

About Us

Haven Senior Investments’ vision is to serve those who care for senior citizens and others in need of safe and nurturing housing.

Our mission is to serve the owners, operators, buyers, sellers, developers, and investors in the seniors housing and assisted living industry by offering a range of services to help them maximize their objectives and investment returns.

The Haven team brings a unique combination of finance, real estate, business, development, operations, and healthcare experience to serve our varied senior housing clients. We operate on a team approach, which allows our clients to benefit from the experience and expertise of the whole Haven team. Our efforts are focused on the areas of independent living, assisted living, active adult, and communities that specialize in Alzheimer’s and memory care.


As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

1 Peter 4:10


How can we help you?

For buyers, we provide access to an exclusive inventory of deliverable and well-researched senior housing inventory along with brokerage through our sister company and consulting services to assure a smooth acquisition process.

For sellers, we provide marketing, brokerage services through our sister company, and access to our nationwide network of qualified buyers currently in the market for senior housing. We also offer advisory services to help future sellers maximize the return on their investment.

For developers, we offer advisory services, brokerage representation through our sister company, and we facilitate the process of developing senior housing from conception through stabilization.

For investors, we identify passive and active investment opportunities within various aspects of the senior housing market.

For owners and operators, our senior housing business advisory services help clients fine-tune their companies for optimal performance, including expense management, revenue optimization, technology enhancements, financial consolidation, and both growth and exit strategies.


We embrace and honor human rights and all views on faith among our team members, partners, and clients. Our preeminent goal is to always serve others.


Our Servant Focused Team

John Hauber

CVO/Steward

John is an accomplished faith-driven entrepreneur with a track record of success in building, coaching, and leading talented teams. He continues to demonstrate expertise in identifying and capitalizing on market trends to develop and capture new business opportunities and grow market share. He’s a dynamic communicator, skilled at developing relationships, and a seasoned negotiator. He founded HSI with an ambition to utilize his passion for seniors and real estate. His grandmother lived with Alzheimer’s for 20 years which had a direct impact on him.

Over the last nineteen years, his companies have facilitated the closings of over $3 Billion+ in real estate holdings. He is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and Colorado. Formerly an owner of five businesses he’s got the in-depth knowledge of managing and running small businesses. He enthusiastically follows the foundation of God, Family and then Business.

Bill Bent

Partner/COO

Bill Bent has over 35 years of experience scaling companies. He decided to take his talents to the senior housing industry to help those who care for our most vulnerable populations. He is enthusiastic to serve a God-based company. He is also an accomplished keynote speaker, author, and executive coach. Following near-death from a life-altering accident in 2014, he made it his mission to share with others both the wisdom of his life experience and his professional skill in helping companies grow and flourish. He is passionate about helping people be their best on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Bill has spoken at many company events, professional associations, Harvard University, and Bloomsburg University.

Prior to Bill becoming COO of Haven Senior Investments, he was five times named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives by Mortgage Executive Magazine. In his 35-year career, he has twice grown the largest independent mortgage brokerages in the industry measured in annual fundings. These companies are Waterfield Mortgage Company and Academy Mortgage Company. He is an active Board of Directors member with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Colorado Homeownership Coalition. He previously was on the Board of Directors with Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association and Academy Mortgage Company. He is active on committees reporting to the Board of Directors with Craig Hospital Foundation and Mods4Quads.

He continues to inspire people to make positive changes in their lives and their businesses. His first book will be released in 2021. Bill lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with his wife, Liz, and three children. He is an avid runner, and enjoys hiking, skiing, and golfing.

Robin Gestal

Partner/EVP, Operations

Robin brings a unique combination of skills and experience to HSI in her role as Executive Vice President, Operations. Her background includes both finance and real estate investment as well as health care. She began her career on Wall Street in fixed income sales and trading and specialized in mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, and creative cash flow structuring. Over the past ten years, Robin focused on investing in distressed real estate assets, having purchased repositioned and sold dozens of properties, including more than 300 units, valued over $20,000,000. Her specialty has been creative deal structuring and financing. More recently she has turned her focus toward assisted living. Robin’s years of experience as an EMT exposed her to the very real need for safer assisted living options for senior citizens. She now passionately focuses her efforts on structuring, financing and seeking out creative investment partnerships to increase the living options for the enormously growing population of seniors throughout the United States. Robin is an entrepreneur at heart and also coaches and mentors newer investors. Robin earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MA from Christies Education. She and her husband Ken have 6 children, are active in their local church and spend their free time keeping up with their expanding family.

John Gonzales

Managing Director, Consulting

With over 30 years of experience in the senior housing industry, John brings strong operational and marketing knowledge and the skill that encompasses ownership advocacy, start-up construction, acquisitions and “turn-around” projects.

John’s purpose is to apply this experience for the benefit of seniors and companies dedicated to serving them. John is an effective leader with a unique ability to identify, motivate and direct resources. He has a successful record in cost containment, creative problem-solving, increasing work force productivity and possesses excellent human relations skills. Mr. Gonzales is also a highly effective trainer and speaker, and has a solid track record in identifying and developing effective leaders within our industry.

John lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with Deborah, his wife of 25 years, and with their three beautiful and gifted children. 

Mr. Gonzales attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he majored in Music and minored in Computer Science. He is an accomplished trumpeter and stays in practice by playing for military funerals and memorial events.

John has been a Kid’s World and Life Group leader at Calvary Community Church.  He was elected the first HOA President of his community, Brookside, a 265 home community. In this capacity, John led the board in establishing the board’s mission, policies, procedures, budget process, and committees, all of which are still in use today.

Rebecca Van Wieren

Managing Director, Partnerships

Rebecca is a native San Diegan and has been in the real estate industry since graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Communication, emphasis in Advertising in 2000. After spending 5 years in a Builder Division of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage she moved on to selling luxury real estate in some of the countries highest producing offices. Over the years she has sold new construction and specialized in vacation homes and investments. In 2016 she switched focus to give back to the community using her experience for good to help meet the needs of the rapidly growing senior population. She found Haven Senior Investments online and after spending a year as a referral partner and successfully closing multiple transactions she has been brought on as Managing Director of Partnerships. She looks forward to building referral partner relationships across the country. In her free time Rebecca enjoys the beach, hiking and mountain biking with her family in her hometown of Encinitas.

James Allis

Director of Business Development

Dynamic business development professional with proven results driving sales as well as delivering strong and sustainable financial results.

Excels in multi-channel marketing environment, creating profitability through strategically building relationships within network. Utilizes vast array of strategies to improve sales performance of organizations including personnel training and development, cross-functional solution problem solving, customer service, strategic partnerships, and organizational development.

James resides in Littleton Colorado and enjoys Colorado outdoors and spends his leisure time hiking, golfing, and spending time with his two teenage boys.

Devon Erickson

Senior Analyst

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Devon moved to New York City to begin her career in Commercial Real Estate as an Associate in Cushman & Wakefield’s prestigious rotational program. She worked in all the major services lines within the industry including facility and property management, capital markets, brokerage, and consulting. This experience gave her valuable insight into every facet of commercial property management, creative deal structuring, and corporate portfolio strategy. After joining the Strategic Consulting team, Devon focused primarily on workplace strategy. She has worked on projects for top companies within the technology, government, non-profit, entertainment, and financial services industries.

During COVID, Devon decided to leave New York City and shift career paths to work in something she has always had a passion for – serving the growing senior population. She has volunteered in independent living and nursing homes since 2008 and finds great joy in spending time with and learning from the older population. She now lives in San Diego and spends her free time building relationships within her new church community, reading, and enjoying the sun.

David Winnie

Senior Housing Advisor - Utah, Nevada, Idaho

For the past three decades, David has worked, partnered, and associated with some of the best and brightest in the Commercial Real Estate arena. For that experience, he’s eternally grateful. These unique relationships have allowed his skill sets to flourish, include Strategic Site Selection, Development, Lease Negotiations, Acquisitions, Dispositions, Assemblages, and Entitlements. He has also been privileged to work with some of the top companies in the United States, including Home Depot, Walgreens, Albertsons, Kroger, Starbucks, and McDonald’s, to name a few. It’s allowed him to excel in all aspects of the commercial real estate development cycle. David is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Utah.

Dennis Stamey

Senior Housing Advisor - Southeast

Dennis joined HSI with twenty years of success in the senior living industry. He specializes in operations, turn-around strategies for underperforming assets, site selection, and the purchase and sale of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. His commitment to serving others has been a guiding principal of a distinguished career. 

Dennis is a Georgia Real Estate Broker and also holds licenses in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. He is a well-respected senior living executive who has dedicated his career to serving the industry he cares about, as an owner and operator of a variety of facility types.

Aaron Elyachar

Senior Housing Advisor - Missouri and Kansas

Aaron has been involved with the commercial real estate industry for over seven years.  He obtained the prestigious CCIM Designation in 2016, a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2018, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, in 2012. Outside of work, he enjoys running marathons, helping others get in shape, working with others to build their businesses, playing music and writing song lyrics. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Whitney, and their son, Nash.

Okie Arnot

Senior Housing Advisor - Arizona

Okie has been one of the most esteemed agents in the Denver market for more than 20 years. She has earned multiple awards including this year’s Triple Platinum Award. Okie has deep knowledge of all things real estate including many certifications: SRAS, SRS, CIP, CMAS. Her sweet spirit and southern charm make Okie a treasure for her clients and her teammates.

Carmen Akins

Senior Housing Advisor - Southeast

Carmen Akins is a Senior and Executive level Management Professional who served as the Executive Director of Governor’s Glen ALF in Metro Atlanta, Georgia for nearly 20 years. Carmen has over 25 years of overall management experience with a degree in organizational management & leadership. She is a creative and effective leader with demonstrated skills and comprehensive knowledge in senior living communities, human resource management, state guidelines, licensing, and regulatory standards. Carmen has a proven successful leadership record specializing in building, revitalizing, and optimizing a company, its processes, assessment systems, and strategies. Carmen has also participated in senior living facility mergers and acquisitions.

Carmen, who is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, knew early in her career that she had the drive and determination to lead.  Working in the industry that is responsible for the care of others, understanding the cycle of life, and managing a community that serves people is one of Carmen’s biggest accomplishments. Carmen was responsible for increasing the company census and revenue by nearly $500K.

With the motivation to always want more out of life, it was only natural that after many years of focusing in one industry, Carmen would find her way into the industry that struck her interest many years ago, real estate. Carmen is a Real Estate Broker and is Certified in Commercial Real Estate. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, shopping, and horseback riding.

Chris Guerra

Business Development Associate

Chris has a unique set of skills that will best help you on your path to buying, selling, or investing in the Senior Housing Market. From his background as a realtor in Colorado and Louisiana, he has a blend of experience and understanding of the ever-changing housing market. During his time at LSU Nursing school, Chris developed the skills to recognize each individual’s wants and, more importantly, their needs. He has had hands-on experience working with senior psychiatric facilities, which allowed him to care for others physically, emotionally, and personally. His compassion for others is what makes him the ideal Business Development Associate. Chris excels in a social atmosphere; he is charismatic, an attentive listener, goal-oriented, focused, and beyond all, an incredibly hard worker. He is result-oriented, a great multitasker, and can deal with any challenge life throws at him. Chris gives 100% of his energy 100% of the time; everything he does will be to the fullest of his capabilities. He will make you, your wants and desires, feel valued and will work relentlessly to achieve those goals for you. 

Chris embodies the characteristics of a great leader. He is self-motivating, innovative, and fairs well under pressure. He can think of big-picture ideas and will challenge the status quo. During his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and working in his garden. He takes great pride in maintaining a health-conscious lifestyle and thrives on spreading his positive energy to others. He is happiest when he is outdoors with his family and pup enjoying the fresh air.


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