Board of Directors

  • Jeff Hanson
    Jeff Hanson
    Chairman
  • Danny Prosky
    Danny Prosky
    Director
  • Mathieu Streiff
    Mathieu Streiff
    Director
  • Scott A. Estes
    Scott A. Estes
    Independent director
  • Brian Flornes
    Brian Flornes
    Independent Director
  • Hal Greene
    Hal Greene
    Independent Director
  • Dianne Hurley
    Dianne Hurley
    Independent Director
  • Marvin O’Quinn
    Marvin O’Quinn
    Independent Director
  • Valerie Richardson
    Valerie Richardson
    Independent Director
  • Gerald Robinson
    Gerald Robinson
    Independent Director
  • J. Grayson Sanders
    J. Grayson Sanders
    Independent Director
  • Wilbur H. Smith
    Wilbur H. Smith
    Independent Director
Jeff Hanson
Chairman

Jeff Hanson is the chairman of the board of American Healthcare REIT, a diverse healthcare-focused real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities totaling approximately $4.2 billion in gross investment value. He previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, as well as one of the founding principals of American Healthcare Investors.

American Healthcare REIT was formed of the merger between the two Griffin-American Healthcare REITs and the acquisition of American Healthcare Investors, which had been the largest privately held healthcare real estate investment firm globally.

Hanson also served as chairman and CEO of the firm’s prior REIT, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which built a portfolio of international healthcare real estate valued at approximately $3 billion. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II was sold in December 2014 to NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), now Colony Capital (NYSE: CLNY), in a transaction valued at $4 billion.

Prior to founding American Healthcare Investors, Hanson served as one of five executive officers of Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE). In this role, he operated in a dual-capacity as CEO of the firm’s investment management subsidiary, Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, and as chairman and CEO of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II (later renamed Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II). He led this 600-employee national investment management platform, comprised of public non-traded REITs, institutional joint ventures, separate accounts, and private syndications, from 2006 to the point at which American Healthcare Investors was founded to absorb Grubb & Ellis’ healthcare REIT business.

Hanson earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual emphasis in corporate and real estate finance from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Laguna Hills with his wife and four children.

Current Board Roles

Previous Board Roles

Danny Prosky
Director

Danny Prosky serve as the president and chief executive officer of American Healthcare REIT, Inc., as well as a member of its board of directors. He previously served as the president, chief operating officer and director of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, and was a founder of American Healthcare Investors (“AHI”), the sponsor of both REITs.

American Healthcare REIT was formed of the merger between the two Griffin-American Healthcare REITs and the acquisition of AHI, which was the largest privately held healthcare real estate investment firm globally prior to the tri-party transaction that was consummated in October 2021.

Prosky previously served as president and chief operating officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which merged in December 2014 with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), now known as DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) in a transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

Prosky has spent more than 25 years of his professional career in the specialized field of healthcare real estate investment, where he has been responsible for more than $10 billion in transactions.

Prior to launching Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in 2009 (then known as Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II), Prosky served as executive vice president of Grubb & Ellis’ first healthcare REIT, now known as Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA), directly overseeing more than $1.5 billion in acquisitions for the company.

Previously, Prosky served in a variety of senior positions for 14 years with two publicly traded healthcare REITs, American Health Properties and HCP, now known as Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK), which acquired American Health Properties in 1999.

Prosky received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree from Boston University. In October 2013, he was recognized as one of 16 “pioneers of healthcare real estate” by Real Estate Forum magazine.

Mathieu Streiff
Director

Mathieu Streiff is a member of the board of directors of American Healthcare REIT, a diversified healthcare real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities totaling approximately $4.3 billion in gross investment value.

Streiff served as American Healthcare REIT’s chief operating officer from Oct. 2021 to July 2022 and as an executive vice president thereafter through the end of 2022. He was previously general counsel of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, as well as one of the founders of American Healthcare Investors (“AHI”), the sponsor of both REITs.

American Healthcare REIT was formed as a result of the merger between the two Griffin-American Healthcare REITs and the acquisition of AHI, which was one of the largest privately held healthcare real estate investment firms globally prior to the tri-party transaction that was consummated in October 2021.

Streiff served as general counsel of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II prior to its $4 billion merger with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), now known as DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG), in December 2014.

Prior to co-founding American Healthcare Investors in 2012, Streiff served as executive vice president and general counsel of Grubb & Ellis Company, where he oversaw all legal matters for the company, including its investment management and real estate services operations globally.

Previously, Streiff served in the real estate department of Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, where he represented principals, developers and lenders in negotiating and structuring commercial real estate transactions.

Streiff earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a juris doctorate from Columbia University. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Scott A. Estes
Independent director

Scott A. Estes served as chief financial officer of Welltower Inc., an S&P 500 constituent real estate investment trust focused on healthcare infrastructure. His 14-year tenure with the company began in 2003 as vice president of finance. Estes was significantly involved in the management of capital allocation in support of Welltower’s rapid growth, with direct oversight of capital markets transactions which raised more than $14 billion of equity capital and $10 billion of unsecured debt capital.

Prior to joining Welltower, Estes served as a senior equity research analyst and vice president with Deutsche Bank Securities, a leading financial services firm, with primary coverage of the healthcare REIT and healthcare services industry sub-sectors. Since July 2017, Estes has served as a member of the board of trustees and audit committee chairman of JBG SMITH Properties, an NYSE-listed REIT that owns, operates, invests in and develops a dynamic portfolio of mixed-use properties in the high growth and high barrier-to-entry submarkets in and around Washington. D.C.  Additionally, since June 2018, he has served as an independent director and audit committee chairman of Essential Properties Realty Trust, an NYSE-listed REIT that acquires, owns and manages a portfolio primarily comprised of single-tenant properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to companies operating service-oriented or experience-based businesses.

Estes served as a vice president in Bank of America Securities’ equity research department, covering the healthcare REIT and seniors housing sectors, as well as an associate analyst and assistant vice president in Morgan Stanley’s equity research department.

Estes received a bachelor’s degree in economics from The College of William & Mary.

Brian Flornes
Independent Director

Brian Flornes served as the chief executive officer and co-founder of Vintage Senior Living, an owner and operator of senior housing communities specializing in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients with 24 communities in California and Washington. Founded in 1998, Vintage grew to become one of the largest assisted living providers in California and consistently ranked in the “Top 50” owners and operators of senior housing across the nation, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. The Vintage portfolio of communities encompassed in excess of 3,200 resident units with more than 2,000 associates before the sale of the majority of its assets in 2016 to two of the country’s largest publicly traded healthcare REITs for $1.3 billion.

From 1995 to 1998, Flornes served as founder and principal of American Housing Concepts, a real estate development firm directly associated with ARV Assisted Living, one of the largest senior living providers in the early 1990s. Prior to American Housing Concepts, Flornes served in several roles and ultimately as president of development, from 1992 to 1995, of ARV Assisted Living.

Throughout his career, Flornes has directly contributed to the acquisition and development of more than 8,000 units of senior living in 11 states and has been responsible for $1.5 billion in financing. He has been a longstanding member of the American Senior Housing Association, currently serves on the board of the California Assisted Living Association, and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

Flornes received a bachelor’s degree in communications as well as his M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

Hal Greene
Independent Director

Harold Greene is a retired managing director of commercial real estate for Bank of America, where he focused on lending to commercial real estate developers. Prior to joining Bank of America, Greene served as an executive vice president with Seafirst Bank, where he was responsible for real estate lending for the Northwest and for managing a real estate portfolio comprised of approximately $2 billion in assets.

Over the past decade and a half, Greene has served on a number of corporate boards.  Prior to the creation of American Healthcare REIT in October 2021 through the merger of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, he served as audit committee chairman of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III from inception through the merger.

Previously, Greene served as a director and audit committee member of Paladin Realty Income Properties, a non-traded, publicly registered real estate investment trust from 2004 until its acquisition in 2014 by Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT. He served as a director and audit committee member of Grubb & Ellis Company (formerly NYSE: GBE), a commercial real estate services and investment company. Greene was also previously a director and audit committee chairman of William Lyon Homes, a builder of new luxury and single-family home communities in California, Nevada and Arizona.

Dianne Hurley
Independent Director

Dianne Hurley serves as the chief administrative officer of A&E Real Estate, an owner/operator of multifamily properties in the New York City Metropolitan area, where she has worked on the firm’s business and administrative management since 2017.   For the past seven years, she has also served as an operational consultant to startup asset management firms including Stonecourt Capital, a middle-market growth private equity firm, and Imperial Companies, a real estate private investment firm.

Hurley previously served as managing director of SG Partners, a boutique executive search firm, where her responsibilities included business development, private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and investor relations recruiting efforts.

Prior to SG Partners, she served as the chief operating officer, global distribution, at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where she was responsible for overall management of the sales business, strategic initiatives, financial and client reporting and regulatory and compliance oversight.

Hurley also served as the founding chief administrative officer of TPG-Axon Capital, where she was responsible for investor relations and fundraising, human capital management, compliance policy implementation, joint venture real estate investments and corporate real estate.

Earlier in her career, she worked in real estate and corporate finance at Edison Schools, Inc. and in the real estate department at Goldman Sachs.

Over the past decade, Hurley has served on a number of corporate boards.  Prior to the creation of American Healthcare REIT in October 2021 through the merger of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, she served as audit committee chairperson of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV from inception through the merger.  She maintains this role post-merger.

Hurley also currently serves on the board of AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: MITT).  Previously, she served as an independent director and audit committee chair of CC Real Estate Income Fund from March 2016 to August 2020.   From 2016 through its sale in 2019, she served as an independent director and nominating and corporate governance committee member of NorthStar Realty Europe, as well as an independent director and audit committee member of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income from 2015 through 2018. Hurley holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Marvin O’Quinn
Independent Director

Marvin O’Quinn has served as the president and chief operating officer of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health since 2019, where he spearheaded the growth and policy development of a health system that resulted from the merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives that included 140 hospitals, approximately 150,000 employees and $30 billion in annual revenue. Prior to the merger, from January 2009 to February 2019, O’Quinn served as the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dignity Health, a not-for-profit corporation that operated hospitals and ancillary care facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada.

O’Quinn previously served as president and chief executive officer of Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida from 2003 to 2009. Prior to his tenure with Jackson Health, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System from 2000 to 2003. O’Quinn also held executive positions with New York Presbyterian Health System as well as Providence Medical Center and Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

Throughout his career, O’Quinn held key positions within other hospitals and medical centers throughout the Northwest, including Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Willamette Falls Hospital, Valley Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center.

O’Quinn also currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for Dignity Health Global Education, and holds board appointments with First Initiatives Insurance, Ltd., a captive insurance company that serves CommonSpirit Health, and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a publicly traded healthcare improvement company that completed its initial public offering in 2013.

O’Quinn holds a master’s degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in science and biology from the University of Washington.

Valerie Richardson
Independent Director

Valerie Richardson has served as the chief operating officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers, commonly known as “ICSC,” since February 2021. ICSC is a professional trade organization that serves the retail marketplaces industry. Since 2004, Richardson has been a member of the board of trustees of ICSC and was elected as ICSC vice-chairperson for the 2017 to 2018 term and as chairperson for the 2018 to 2019 term. She also served on the board of the ICSC Foundation from 2011 to 2019, and as a trustee at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — Plano from 2010 to 2016.

She previously served as the vice president of real estate for The Container Store, Inc., where she led its real estate team for more than 20 years, from September 2000 until February 2021. Prior to her tenure with The Container Store, Richardson served as senior vice president of real estate and development for Ann Taylor, Inc., where she administered the company’s store expansion strategy for Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft, and as vice president of real estate and development with Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation’s largest retail bookseller.

Richardson began her real estate career at Trammell Crow Company, a Dallas-based real estate developer, where she became a partner in its Shopping Center Division. Additionally, since 2018, she has served as a member of the board of directors for Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM), North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping and mixed-use centers, where she also serves as a member of its audit, executive compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.

Richardson earned her Master of Business Administration in real estate from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas State University.

Gerald Robinson
Independent Director

Gerald Robinson served as the executive vice president of Pacific Life Insurance Company from 1994 until his retirement in 2008.  He also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Pacific Select Distributors, the firm’s distribution arm, during the same period.  Robinson also served as a member of Pacific Life’s investment committee, which was responsible for the purchase and disposition of all assets of the insurance company which included numerous forms of real estate, mortgage and REIT investments.

Prior to Pacific Life, he served in various executive positions in the life insurance industry, including positions with Home Life Insurance Company, Anchor National Life Insurance Company and Private Ledger Financial Services. During his professional career, Robinson has supervised and been a member of due diligence committees responsible for the approval of all financial products offered by broker-dealers for sale through registered representatives including real estate limited partnership, REIT and mortgage-based products.

Prior to the creation of American Healthcare REIT in October 2021 through the merger of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, he served as an independent director and member of the audit committee for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III from inception through the merger.

Prior to his board role with Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Robinson also served as an independent director and member of the audit committee for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which built a portfolio of international real estate portfolio valued at approximately $3 billion. The REIT was sold in December 2014 to NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), now DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG), in a transaction valued at $4 billion.

Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.

 

J. Grayson Sanders
Independent Director

J. Grayson Sanders has served as the co-founder, president and chief investment officer of PREDEX Capital Management, a registered investment adviser, since 2013. He has also served as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Mission Realty Advisors, the majority owner of PREDEX Capital Management and provider of advisory and equity capital raising services to institutional quality real estate operators, since 2011.

Previously, Sanders served as chief executive officer of Steadfast Capital Markets Group, where he managed the development and registration of Steadfast Income REIT and oversaw the development of the firm’s FINRA managing broker-dealer.

Prior to Steadfast, he served as president of CNL Fund Advisors Company, where he created and managed a global REIT mutual fund, and served as president of CNL Capital Markets, which focused on wholesale distribution of public non-traded REITs and private placement offerings.

Prior to CNL, Sanders served as a managing director with AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp., where he managed product development and capital formation for several international real estate funds for large institutional investors investing in Europe, Asia and Mexico.

Previously, he served as executive managing director for CB Richard Ellis Investors, where he was involved in product development and placement with institutional investors.

Prior to CBREI, Sanders served as the director of real estate investments for Ameritech Pension Trust.

Wilbur H. Smith
Independent Director

Wilbur H. Smith III is the chief executive officer, president and founder of Greenlaw Partners, a California-based real estate development and operating company, and Greenlaw Management, which he founded in 2003.

Smith personally oversees all aspects of Greenlaw’s acquisition, operations and investment development/redevelopment programs. Since the firm’s inception, Greenlaw has completed in excess of $7.0 billion in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate across all major asset classes.

A third of Greenlaw assets have been in joint ventures with leading global institutions including Westbrook, Guggenheim, Walton Street, Cigna, Invesco and Cross Harbor. Another third of Greenlaw’s investments have been in joint venture with ultra-high-net-worth investors, and another third have been wholly owned by the company.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and earned a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California.  He currently serves on the Board of Councilors of USC’s Price School of Public Policy; the university’s real estate development department, the “Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development,” is named in his honor.

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