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.
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
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
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
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
Ventas’ third quarter results are in and were less than optimal for its seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP). Comparing the third quarter of 2019 with the same quarter in 2018, same-store cash NOI for its SHOP fell by 5.0%. Occupancy figures were not pretty either, with the quarter... Read more
Executive 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.
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