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Ventas

Ventas, Inc.
Public
S&P 500 Component
Traded as NYSE: VTR
Industry Real estate investment trust
Founded 1998
Headquarters Chicago
Key people
Debra Cafaro, Chairman and CEO
Revenue US$ 3.076 billion (2014)[1]
US$ 475.8 million (2014)[1]
Website http://www.ventasreit.com

Ventas, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests primarily in real estate serving the United States healthcare industry.

The company acquires, develops, leases, disposes and manages healthcare real estate. As of 2014 it is a Fortune 1000 corporation.

History

The company was founded in 1998 as a spin-off of Vencor,[2] a company founded by Bruce Lunsford, who would later be an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2007 unsuccessful nominee for Senator from Kentucky in 2008.

According to Richard Daft and Carol Hymowitz, then-CEO Debra Cafaro anticipated the 2008 financial crisis. Her insistence on building cash reserves before the crisis ensured that the company made it through the crisis successfully.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b "10-K 2014 for Ventas, Inc.". SEC. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vencor Agrees To Settlement Deal". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Associated Press. 21 March 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Daft, Richard (2011). Management. Cengage Learning. 
  4. ^ Hymowitz, Carol (28 April 2010). "Ventas Chief Debra Cafaro's Recipe For Succes". Fortune magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
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