Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week of November 5, 2010

Did you know that there are 9 million veterans over 65 in 2009 and that there are with a total of 9.8 million veterans 18 to 64 in the labor force in 2009?  Movers and shakers will be off next week celebrating Veterans Day next week but still send us your people news at [email protected]


Ventas Promotes Lewis to President and Cobb Joins as SVP and Chief Investment Officer

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Raymond J. Lewis, 46, has been promoted to President of the Company, effective immediately. Lewis, who joined Ventas in 2002, will be responsible for investments and asset management, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro.


Ventas also announced the recent hiring of John D. Cobb as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, reporting to Lewis, effective November 15, 2010. Cobb, 39, had been President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Lifestyle Corporation since 2008. Before that, he spent ten years with GE Healthcare Financial Services, with increasing levels of responsibility, rising to Senior Managing Director. He holds a B.A. in finance from Lehigh University and serves or has served on the Boards of the National Investment Center and the American Seniors Housing Association.


Jeffrey Hyman joins Grubb & Ellis Company as Senior Vice President, Senior Housing Practice Group

Hyman, Jeff (Chicago) 10.25.10 Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) has announced that Jeffrey Hyman has joined the firm as senior vice president and a member of the company’s Senior Housing practice group.  In this role, Hyman will be responsible for representing owners and operators of senior housing facilities in the Chicago area and regionally, further enhancing Grubb & Ellis’ capabilities in this sector.  Most recently, Hyman was vice president of real estate acquisition for a privately held development firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of land acquisition including site selection, site planning and development for senior lifestyle communities.  Prior to assuming this role in 2006, Hyman was director of land acquisition and entitlement for five years at Burnside Construction and Management, where he directed operations related to the development of active adult development projects, among others.  Previously, he was vice president and managing director of Chicago Ocean Atlantic Companies, Chicago, which he joined in 1994.  Hyman is a member of the Real Estate Investment Association.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois



New Perspective Senior Living Names Rosenwald as New Director of Sales and Marketing

HeatherCroppedNPSL New Perspective Senior Living announced today that Heather Rosenwald has joined the company as Director of Sales and Marketing.  Rosenwald will be responsible for the day-to-day sales efforts at each of the New Perspective Senior Living Communities. Prior to joining New Perspective Senior Living, Rosenwald coached teams to success as the Corporate Director of Sales for Ebenezer Senior Housing.  She has also managed the marketing activities for private practice physicians and a regional surgery center.  She is a graduate of the Marketing and Sales Certificate program through Aging Services of Minnesota and is a Certified Memory Care trainer.  Rosenwald holds membership in Aging Services of Minnesota, AAHSA and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.




D2 Architecture Names Williams as Project Architect

D2 Architecture recently named Josh Williams as project architect. With more than eight years of experience in the architecture field, Williams has a deep background in senior living and healthcare design. He contributes to all phases of design on multiple projects, including conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration.


NIC Board Announces 2010-2011 Officers

The Board of Directors for the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) announced its officers for the 2010-11 term.  NIC announced that the officers elected for the year include Kevin McMeen, president-real estate, MidCap Financial, as board chair, and Randy Richardson, president, Vi, as vice chair. Brad Razook, president & managing director, CS Capital Advisors LLC, will serve as secretary, and George V. Hager, Jr., chairman & CEO, Genesis Healthcare Corp., as treasurer.

It also announced the three new members which are Brian Beckwith, senior managing director, GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, Charles J. (Chuck) Herman, executive vice president & chief investment officer, Health Care REIT, Inc. and Ray Lewis, executive vice president & chief investment officer, Ventas. Loren Shook, chairman of the board, president/CEO, Silverado Senior Living, was appointed to the board as the chairman of the NIC Operator Advisory Board.  In addition, three members of the NIC Board of Directors were elected to serve additional three-year terms on the board: Beth Burnham Mace, director-AEW research, AEW Capital Management, L.P.; Angela Mago, senior vice president and national manager, KeyBank Real Estate Capital-Healthcare Group; and Arnold Whitman, CEO & co-chairman, Formation Capital, LLC.