Gabe Willhite is the chief operating officer for American Healthcare REIT, Inc. He previously served as executive vice president, general counsel with American Healthcare REIT, Inc., and American Healthcare Investors, LLC, and acted as assistant general counsel — transactions for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV. The merger of those REITs and the business and operations of American Healthcare Investors formed American Healthcare REIT in October 2021.
He previously served as American Healthcare Investors’ senior vice president, assistant general counsel — transactions upon joining the firm in April 2016. Prior to joining American Healthcare Investors, from November 2012 until April 2016, Willhite served as legal counsel for Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a real estate and finance company based in Newport Beach, California which was a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital Management, where he was responsible for overseeing portfolio acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, dispositions and strategic workout transactions. Willhite has also served as an associate in the transactional practice group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Irvine, California.
Willhite earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication from the University of Southern California and a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. Willhite is a member of the California State Bar Association.
- On September 29, 2021