Arnold Whitman

whitman-gif-picCo-Founder and Chairman, Formation Capital LLC

Mr. Whitman is Co-Founder and Chairman of Formation Capital. He is responsible for establishing, implementing and overseeing the company’s strategic direction. Mr. Whitman has over twenty-five years’ experience in the seniors housing and healthcare industry. In 1999, Mr. Whitman created Formation Capital as an advisory and equity investment firm for seniors housing and healthcare. Since founding the company, Mr. Whitman has overseen the investment of over $4 billion in seniors housing assets managed by Formation Capital.

Prior to Formation Capital, Mr. Whitman founded Health Care Capital Finance (HCCF), a private debt provider, where he developed a successful securitization program for seniors housing assets. Following the merger of HCCF into PRN Mortgage Capital, Mr. Whitman continued to oversee over $2 billion of debt investments into seniors housing and care. Mr. Whitman began his career in healthcare in 1985 as a Director of Acquisitions for MediPlex and then as a Vice President of Meditrust in 1986.

Mr. Whitman is a current board member and Chairman Emeritus of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industries (NIC) and also serves on the executive board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA.) His other interests in the industry include being a Principal in Prime Care Properties, LLC and a board member of Care Institute Group, Inc. Mr. Whitman’s extensive career has allowed him numerous speaking engagements both domestically and internationally. He has also written and been featured in many publications including National Real Estate Investor, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, SeniorCare Investor, Contemporary Long Term Care, Assisted Living Today, Modern Healthcare and Real Estate Forum.

Mr. Whitman graduated a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Denver.

Brian Beckwith

1104beckwithCEO, Formation Capital

Brian Beckwith is CEO of Formation Capital (formerly Senior Managing Partner of GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services). Brian Beckwith has been active in healthcare mergers, acquisitions, investing and lending for the past 16 years in the United States and Europe. Most recently Mr. Beckwith led the lending and investing efforts for healthcare real estate and senior housing for GE Capital, where he also oversaw $7 billion in loans and investments. Prior to this role, from 2005 through 2008, he led the risk team and then the entire healthcare lending and investing operations for GE Capital in Europe. Based in London, he invested in healthcare real estate, provided senior debt to private equity sponsored healthcare services companies, and provided equipment leasing throughout Europe. Additionally, Mr. Beckwith led new deal underwriting and portfolio management for GE Capital’s domestic healthcare lending operations from 1998. Prior to joining GE Capital, he spent 6 years with an Atlanta based valuation consulting firm with a focus on healthcare and with Delta Air Lines’ Capital Markets group. Mr. Beckwith serves, or has served, on the boards of the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA), the National Investment Center for the Senior Housing and Care Industry (NIC), and the Alumni Board of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is an active speaker for ASHA, NIC and many other industry organizations. Mr. Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BBA) and Georgia State University (MBA).