Welltower Names New CFO as Estes Departs

Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) on Tuesday named John Goodey as its new executive vice president and CFO. Goodey succeeds Scott Estes, who is leaving the company “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a Welltower press release.

Goodey has been with the REIT since 2014, previously serving as senior vice president – international.

In his new post, Goodey will lead Welltower’s corporate finance division and will oversee capital markets, portfolio management, information technology, accounting and tax, and financial planning and analysis.

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His prior experience within the company involved the management of Welltower’s international business, including origination, asset management and business development in the United Kingdom and Canada, resulting in a senior housing portfolio of more than $6 billion in gross real estate investments.

Throughout his professional career, Goodey has held numerous senior investment banking roles, including director and global COO of Deutsche Bank’s global mergers and acquisitions business, and managing director of Barclay’s health care investment banking practice.

“John Goodey is an outstanding member of our management team with decades of experience in health care, real estate and finance,” said Tom DeRosa, Welltower’s CEO, in a press release. “Under John’s leadership, our international business and partnerships have grown significantly in premier private-pay markets such as London and Toronto. His long career and proven financial leadership make him uniquely qualified to assume the CFO position and help take Welltower to the next level.”

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Additionally, Welltower announced new leadership positions for two current team members, effective in January 2018.

Shankh Mitra, who is currently senior vice president of finance and investments, will assume full responsibility for Welltower’s investment team as senior vice president of investments. He will report directly to DeRosa.

Justin Skiver, currently Welltower’s senior vice president of underwriting, will succeed Goodey as senior vice president – international. Skiver will report to Mercedes Kerr, executive vice president of business and relationship management, and will be based in London.

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Written by Carlo Calma

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