Justin Hutchens


J. Justin Hutchens

Executive Vice President, Senior Housing and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Hutchens has been our Executive Vice President, Senior Housing since March 2020 and our Chief Investment Officer since January 2023. As a member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Mr. Hutchens is responsible for Ventas’s Senior Housing portfolio and, as of January 2023, for the Company’s capital allocation strategy and execution across the enterprise. Prior to joining Ventas, Mr. Hutchens served as Chief Executive Officer for HC-One, where he led the company through a significant period of refinement and growth resulting in Britain’s largest residential and nursing care home operator. Prior to that, Mr. Hutchens held senior executive and leadership positions in various publicly traded and private equity-backed organizations, including serving as President and Chief Investment Officer of HCP (now Healthpeak Properties, Inc.), a healthcare real estate investment trust (NYSE: PEAK), Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), a real estate investment trust specializing in senior housing, and Chief Operating Officer of Emeritus Corporation, a senior living company that was the largest operator of assisted living facilities in the United States during his tenure and which was acquired in 2014 by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: BKD).

A frequent speaker on investment practices, company performance and senior housing and care operations, Mr. Hutchens was recognized in Forbes Magazine’s Top 20 “Most Powerful CEOs Age 40 and Under” list for four consecutive years. In addition to his work at Ventas, Mr. Hutchens currently serves on the Board of Directors of Atria Senior Living, a national manager of senior housing communities, and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing. Mr. Hutchens holds Executive Certificates in Measurement and Control of Organizational Performance from the University of Michigan and Strategy and Innovation from MIT's Sloan School of Management. Mr. Hutchens earned his B.S. in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.S. in Management from Regis University.


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