Ventas Inc., a healthcare real estate investment trust, will be headquartered in Chicago effective with its May 19 annual meeting of shareholders.
‘As a $10 billion NYSE-listed real estate investment trust with assets in two countries and 43 states, we believe that identifying Chicago as our headquarters will provide the company with increased visibility and access to the city's robust real estate community, including other REITs, private real estate companies and real estate investors important to our success,’ says Debra A. Cafaro, chairman, president and CEO of Ventas. ‘We look forward to becoming active members of the Chicago business community.’
Ventas notes that its Louisville office, which had been its corporate headquarters, will continue to be the company's largest location. Three of the company's five management committee members, and over 60% of its employees, will remain based in Louisville.