Christian N. Cummings

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Christian N. Cummings
Senior Vice President, Asset Management (Seniors Housing)

CHRISTIAN (CHRIS) N. CUMMINGS is Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns approximately 1,200 healthcare, life science and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom, and serves as the primary capital provider to leading healthcare companies.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Cummings oversees a $16 billion seniors housing portfolio that exceeds more than $1 billion net operating income (NOI) annually. He leads a team of 27 asset management professionals and manages a portfolio of approximately 700 independent and assisted living communities across the United States and Canada. Seniors Housing represents more than half of the Company’s NOI.

Since joining Ventas in 2002, Cummings has managed a wide variety of healthcare asset classes including seniors housing, skilled nursing, hospitals and medical office, and has extensive experience with RIDEA, NNN, loan, and joint-venture structures. He has built relationships with more than forty senior living operators across the country and has been involved in several healthcare real estate industry initiatives including previous participation in The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Skilled Nursing Financial Benchmarks Task Force and assisted in the drafting of the NIC Investments Guide for Seniors Housing. Prior to joining Ventas, Cummings worked for Lightyear Communications, a telecommunications company, in Louisville, KY.

Cummings received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, and Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, from the University of Louisville.