Shane Seitz

Investment Officer, Ventas

Mr. Seitz joined Ventas, Inc., when Ventas acquired Nationwide Health Properties (NHP) in 2011. He is responsible for the acquisition of medical office buildings and establishing strategic joint venture relationships with developers and owners. Prior to joining NHP, Mr. Seitz served as a Senior Acquisitions Associate with InSite Medical Properties, a division of The Broe Group, handling the acquisition, equity and debt financing of their medical office building portfolio. Before joining InSite, Mr. Seitz was with Hammes Company, a national healthcare development company focusing on development, facilities planning, asset management and asset advisory services. Mr. Seitz received a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Development and Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from University of Colorado-Denver.

Ventas, Inc.

Ventas, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs). Furthermore, Ventas finances, owns, and leases healthcare related and senior housing facilities.


Ventas, Inc. In The News

  • Lument Hires David Boitano
    David Boitano, formerly of Ventas, has made the move to Lument, where he’ll be a managing director and responsible for delivering an array of debt and structured products to the firm’s seniors housing and healthcare clients. Mr. Boitano will be based in the Tacoma, Washington office and part of Lument’s western... Read more
    Published on: December 17, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Brookdale Breaks Bread With Ventas
    Perhaps the two most powerful women in seniors housing, Debbie Cafaro of Ventas and Cindy Baier of Brookdale Senior Living, had to make some decisions with regard to Brookdale’s under water leases that have a maturity date in 2025. If there can be any silver lining with the... Read more
    Published on: July 29, 2020 By Steve Monroe
  • Ventas Seeking Investment Partners
    In what we would call a change in strategy for a healthcare REIT, Ventas is launching a new “growth platform,” called the Ventas Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate Fund, L.P. They are calling it a “perpetual life vehicle” that will focus its investments in core and core-plus life science, medical office... Read more
    Published on: February 21, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • Blueprint Handles Two More REIT Sales
    The closings keep coming from Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, as the firm has announced a series of acquisitions in the last couple weeks of the year, mainly for publicly-traded REIT clients. Ben Firestone, Michael Segal, Alex Florea and Scott Frazier first teamed up to sell an assisted... Read more
    Published on: December 29, 2019 By Ben Swett
  • Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values
    It’s amazing the difference that one deal can make. We are talking about Welltower’s $1.76 billion sale of its entire Benchmark Senior Living portfolio to KKR and its impact on the average private per assisted living unit sold in the most recent four quarters. That sale, which came... Read more
    Published on: October 30, 2019 By Ben Swett

John Cobb

1602jcobbExecutive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Ventas, Inc.

John D. Cobb currently serves as Ventas’s Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from 2010 to 2013. During Mr. Cobb’s tenure, he and his team of investment officers developed key customer relationships and facilitated Ventas’s growth through more than $22 billion in accretive mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Ventas, Mr. Cobb served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Senior Lifestyle Corporation, where he led the strategic direction of a 9,000+ unit retirement company with over 3,400 employees. Before that, Mr. Cobb held various positions with GE Healthcare Financial Services, a division of General Electric Capital Corporation, with the last being Senior Managing Director.

Mr. Cobb has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). Mr. Cobb holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Lehigh University.