Jeff Hanson and his two business partners, Danny Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, founded American Healthcare Investors, a leading sponsor of publicly registered healthcare REITs that currently manages an international portfolio valued at approximately $4 billion, based on aggregate purchase price. The firm is the largest privately held healthcare investment management firm in the world.
Hanson serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of each of the REITs the company sponsors, which currently include Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV. These REITs are valued at approximately $3 billion and $915 million, respectively, based upon aggregate purchase price.
Hanson also served as chairman and CEO of the firm's prior REIT, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which built a portfolio of international healthcare real estate valued at approximately $3 billion, based on aggregaste purchase price. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II was sold in December 2014 to NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), now Colony-NorthStar (NYSE: CLNS), in a transaction valued at $4 billion.
Over the past five years American Healthcare Investors and its affiliates have raised $4.5 billion in investor equity and have acquired $6.5 billion in healthcare real estate internationally for its sponsored REITs.
Prior to founding American Healthcare Investors, Hanson served as one of five executive officers of Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE). In this role, he operated in a dual-capacity as CEO of the firm's investment management subsidiary, Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, and as chairman and CEO of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II (later renamed Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II). He led this 600-employee national investment management platform, comprised of public non-traded REITs, institutional joint ventures, separate accounts, and private syndications, from 2006 to the point at which American Healthcare Investors was founded to absorb Grubb & Ellis' healthcare REIT business.
Hanson earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual emphasis in corporate and real estate finance from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Laguna Hills with his wife and four children.
Current Board Roles
Previous Board Roles
Danny Prosky is a founding principal of American Healthcare Investors, which manages a diversified portfolio of healthcare real estate valued in excess of $8.3 billion located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently serves as the president and chief operating officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc., as well as the president, chief operating officer and a director of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, a publicly registered real estate investment trust that has raised approximately $1.9 billion and has acquired a multi-billion dollar portfolio of medical office buildings, hospitals, senior housing and skilled nursing facilities. Prosky previously served in an identical capacity with Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which merged in December 2014 with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) in a transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.
Prosky has spent more than 24-years of his professional career in the specialized field of healthcare real estate investment, where he has been responsible for more than $10 billion in transactions. He previously served as executive vice president of healthcare real estate with Grubb & Ellis Company.
Prior to launching Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in 2009 (then known as Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II), Prosky served as executive vice president of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT (now known as Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.), directly overseeing the acquisition of more than $1.5 billion of healthcare real estate.
Previously, Prosky served in a variety of senior positions for 14 years with two publicly traded healthcare REITs, American Health Properties and HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP). HCP, which acquired American Health Properties in 1999, is one of the largest publicly traded healthcare REITs in the nation.
Prosky received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree from Boston University. In October 2013, he was recognized as one of 16 "pioneers of healthcare real estate" by Real Estate Forum magazine.
Mathieu Streiff is a founding principal of American Healthcare Investors, one of the nation's leading healthcare real estate investment management firms with more than $8.3 billion in clinical assets under management throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. He also serves as executive vice president and general counsel of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, both of which are publicly registered real estate investment trusts co-sponsored and managed by American Healthcare Investors and its affiliates. Streiff held identical positions with Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II prior to its $4 billion merger with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) in December 2014.
Prior to co-founding American Healthcare Investors, Streiff served as executive vice president and general counsel of Grubb & Ellis Company, where he oversaw all legal matters for that company, including its investment management and real estate services operations.
Streiff served as senior vice president of investment operations and chief real estate counsel for Grubb & Ellis' investment management subsidiary prior to his appointment as general counsel. In this role, Streiff was responsible for all real estate-related legal matters, and directly oversaw the operations of the company's public, private, and institutional investment vehicles, including acquisitions, dispositions and structured finance functions across a diverse range of investment offerings.
Previously, Streiff served as an associate in the real estate department of Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, where he represented principals, developers and lenders in structuring commercial real estate transactions for clients including General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Healthcare Properties, Inc.
Streiff earned a bachelor's in environmental economics and policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a juris doctorate from Columbia University. Streiff is a member of the New York bar.
American Healthcare Investors is guided by a simple proposition – our success is predicated upon the success of those we serve, those who entrust us to build and manage their real estate investment portfolios. Our principal executives share decades of experience in commercial real estate investing, with particular expertise in the specialized field of healthcare real estate. We are personally and financially invested in the programs we offer, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with every investor.
American Healthcare Investors is a real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate. The company was founded by industry leaders Jeff Hanson, Danny Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, a trio with more than 50 years of combined real estate investment experience who have directly overseen in excess of $26 billion in aggregate acquisition and disposition transactions over the course of their careers, more than $16 billion of which has been healthcare-related. Working as a team since 2006, Hanson, Prosky and Streiff formerly led the successful investment management subsidiary of Grubb & Ellis Company prior to founding American Healthcare Investors.
American Healthcare Investors and its affiliates served as the co-sponsor (along with Griffin Capital Corporation) and manager of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II from January 2012 until December 2014. Under the company's stewardship, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II expanded its portfolio of medical office buildings, hospitals, seniors housing and skilled nursing facilities to nearly $3 billion of assets located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, based on aggregate purchase price. Ultimately, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II merged with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) in a transaction valued at approximately $4 billion on December 3, 2014.
In February 2014, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III was launched to provide an additional healthcare real estate investment opportunity to individual investors. Again co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Corporation, the REIT proved extraordinarily popular among investors, raising approximately $1.9 billion by February 2015. American Healthcare Investors has thus far acquired a diverse portfolio of healthcare real estate on behalf of the stockholders of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III valued at approximately $3 billion, based on aggregate contract purchase price as of September 30, 2018.
With the portfolio buildout of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III essentially complete, in February 2016 Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV was launched to once again provide individual investors with an opportunity to invest in healthcare real estate. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV purchased its first property in June 2016 and as of January 2019 has acquired a 3.8 million-square-foot portfolio of 69 medical office buildings, senior housing facilities and skilled nursing facilities located in 21 states, in addition to an interest in a joint venture which owns and operates a portfolio of integrated senior health campuses and ancillary businesses, for an aggregate contract purchase price of approximately $914.8 million. Additionally, the company is pursuing approximately $109.5 million in additional pending acquisitions1 which would result in a total portfolio of approximately 99 healthcare buildings located in 22 states comprised of approximately 4.6 million square feet of gross leasable area upon the successful completion of these potential acquisitions.
In total, American Healthcare Investors manages an international portfolio of healthcare real estate valued in excess of $4 billion on behalf of multiple investment programs that include thousands of individual and institutional investors.
(1) Comprised of prospective real estate acquisitions for which the company has executed letters of intent and/or purchase and sale agreements as of December 31, 2018. These prospective acquisitions are subject to substantial closing conditions and the satisfaction of other requirements as detailed in the agreements. Accordingly, the closing of some or all of these pending transactions may not occur.
Executive Vice President, Acquisitions
Stefan Oh serves as executive vice president, acquistions for American Healthcare Investors. His 23-year career in commercial real estate began as an auditor within Ernst & Young LLP's EYKL Real Estate Group in Los Angeles, California in 1993. In 1999, he joined HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), one of the largest publicly traded healthcare REITs in the nation, where he served as director of asset management and later as director of acquisitions. Oh joined Grubb & Ellis Company's investment management division in 2007 as vice president of acquisitions, healthcare real estate, and helped launch Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in 2009, serving as its senior vice president-acquisitions until its $4.0 billion merger with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) in December 2014. He currently serves as senior vice president-acquisitions for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and executive vice president-acquisitions for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, both of which are publicly registered real estate investment trusts co-sponsored and managed by American Healthcare Investors and its affiliates. Oh has participated in the acquisition of more than $13.5 billion of healthcare real estate during his career. He received a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and is a certified public accountant.
Executive Vice President, Asset Management
Wendie Newman serves as executive vice president, asset management for American Healthcare Investors, one of the country’s leading investors and managers of healthcare-related real estate. In this capacity, she directs the strategic asset and portfolio management function of an nationwide portfolio of medical office buildings totaling 189 buildings and 7.6 million square feet.
Newman joined American Healthcare Investors from Ventas’ (NYSE: VTR) wholly owned medical office affiliate, Lillibridge Healthcare Services, where she oversaw the company’s medical office building assets in the Western United States, which included approximately 122 medical office buildings totaling 7.1 million square feet. Ventas is one of the largest healthcare real estate investment trusts in the country. Prior to Lillibridge, Newman held a similar role at Nationwide Health Properties, where she oversaw the company’s national medical office building portfolio until their acquisition by Ventas, Inc. in 2011.
Earlier in her career, Newman held senior positions with PM Realty Group, Sares-Regis Group and CBRE, where she was involved in various real estate activities including acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, leasing and operations for multiple commercial asset types.
Newman received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, and a master’s of business administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Brian Peay serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Healthcare Investors, as well as chief financial officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, which are co-sponsored and managed by American Healthcare Investors. He oversees all financial matters on behalf of the companies, leading a team of approximately 70 experienced accounting professionals, all of whom have specialized experience in healthcare-related commercial real estate investment. Peay previously served as the chief financial officer of Veritas Investments, Inc., a private real estate investment management company with more than $2 billion of assets under management. Prior to joining Veritas, Peay served in a series of management positions with Glenborough, LLC, a formerly New York Stock Exchange-listed REIT, ultimately as executive vice president and chief financial officer. During his 15-year career with Glenborough, Peay was a member of a four-person executive management committee responsible for the strategic direction of the company, including the raising of approximately $450 million in common stock offerings and another $300 million in a convertible preferred stock issuance, as well as $2.5 billion in new and replacement acquisition financing. He also played an integral role in the sale of the formerly publicly traded real estate investment trust to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund. The sale resulted in a compounded annual total return in excess of 16 percent, or more than 5,000 basis points higher than the corresponding REIT index during the same 11-year period during which Glenborough was a public company.Peay began his professional career in 1988 as a manager with accounting firm Kenneth Leventhal & Company, which merged with Ernst & Young in 1995. He received a bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned a CPA designation from the state of California, which is currently inactive..
Senior Vice President, Securities Counsel
Cora Lo serves as senior vice president, securities counsel of American Healthcare Investors, as well as corporate secretary of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III. Lo is reponsible for all corporate and securities compliance in connection with the multi-billion dollar securities offerings and publicly registered companies sponsored by American Healthcare Investors. She previously served in an identical capacity for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II until its $4 billion merger with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) in December 2014. Prior to joining American Healthcare Investors, Lo served as senior corporate counsel for Grubb & Ellis Company, as well as senior corporate counsel and securities counsel for various investment management subsidiaries of Grubb & Ellis from 2005 through 2011. Previously, she spent more than three years as general counsel of a publicly traded company and an additional three years in private practice. Lo received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from Boston University. She is a member of the California State Bar Association.
Executive Vice President, Asset Management
Christopher Belford serves as executive vice president of asset management for American Healthcare Investors. He is responsible for the management of the company’s portfolio of senior housing, skilled nursing and hospital assets throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 24 years of senior level experience in the healthcare space, Belford has extensive experience in the administration of facilities that provide independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and skilled nursing for seniors.
Prior to joining American Healthcare Investors, Belford served as president of the western division of Brookdale Senior Living, the largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. As president of the western division, Belford was directly responsible for managing 269 senior living and retirement communities, representing 24,400 units in 11 states in the western half of the U.S. and overseeing in excess of 14,000 associates.
Previously, Belford served as senior vice president of operations for Emeritus Assisted Living from January 2001 until its merger with Brookdale in July 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for the entire operation on 270 communities in 18 states across the Western U.S. He began his career with Emeritus in 2001 as vice president of operations. He also previously served in executive capacities with BPM Assisted Living/Regent Assisted Living and ERA Care Inc., where he began his healthcare career in 1991.
Belford received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and completed post graduate studies at Seattle University.
Executive Vice President, Accounting & Finance
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance