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American Healthcare REIT Expands Senior Management Team with Key Hires

American Healthcare REIT, Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust formerly known as Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Inc, has hired a senior vice president of asset management-medical office and a senior vice president of tax.

American Healthcare REIT, Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust formerly known as Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Inc., has appointed Stephanie Keator as senior vice president of asset management-medical office and James Kim as senior vice president of tax.

“Stephanie and James are exceptional additions to our senior management team, bringing with them a combined 45 years of executive-level experience,” said Danny Prosky, president and chief executive officer. “They provide tremendous insight, leadership and expertise that adds significant value to our company.”

In her new role, Keator oversees all medical office buildings within the eastern region of the REIT’s portfolio. She joins from Ventas (NYSE: VTR), where she served as director of asset management for the west region. She previously served in a similar capacity with Nationwide Health Properties Inc., (formerly NYSE: NHP), prior to its merger with Ventas in 2011.

In total, she has more than 26 years of experience in the healthcare real estate industry, with 14 years devoted to medical office building asset management. Keator reports directly to executive vice president of asset management Wendie Newman.

In his new role, James Kim, who previously a manager director at Ernst & Young LLP Real Estate Group in Los Angeles, oversees the company’s overall tax planning, structuring and compliance.

Kim has experience serving real estate companies covering REIT qualification and compliance issues, corporate, federal and state taxation matters, and REIT tax planning and structuring, including REIT buy- and sell-side due diligence.  He previously served in similar roles with BDO USA and Deloitte Tax LLP. His professional career spans more than 19 years. He reports directly to chief financial officer Brian Peay.

American Healthcare REIT, a self-managed REIT, owns and manages a portfolio of healthcare real estate assets totaling approximately 19 million square feet, with a gross investment value of approximately $4.4 billion. As of December 31, 2021, this international portfolio includes 313 buildings comprised of medical office buildings, senior housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, and other real estate-related investments across 36 states and the United Kingdom.

In October 2021, the company completed its merger with affiliated REIT, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Inc. In conjunction with the merger, American Healthcare REIT became self-managed following the acquisition of American Healthcare Investors, the co-sponsor of both REITs.

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