Christian Cummings


Christian N. (Chris) Cummings

Senior Vice President, Asset Management (Senior Housing)

As Senior Vice President, Asset Management (Senior Housing), Christian N. (Chris) Cummings oversees asset management of the Ventas senior housing portfolio (SHOP and NNN) which represents almost half of the Company’s net operating income (NOI). He leads a team of 14 asset management professionals who collectively manage a portfolio of more than 700 independent and assisted living communities across the United States and Canada.

Since joining Ventas in 2002, Cummings has managed a wide variety of healthcare asset classes, including senior housing, skilled nursing, hospitals and outpatient medical as well as overseeing construction & development and financial planning & analysis. He has extensive experience with RIDEA, NNN, loan and joint-venture structures.

Cummings is a member of the board for Argentum, the leading national association dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed senior living communities and has participated in several healthcare real estate industry initiatives, including 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, Kentucky.

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


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