Ventas Named a Founding Partner for Real Estate Executive Council’s Diversity Initiative

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021–

Ventas, Inc., (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) today announced a partnership with the Real Estate Executive Council’s (“REEC”) Diversity Initiative. As the “Founding Diversity Partner – Healthcare Real Estate,” Ventas will make a four-year, $100,000 commitment to support REEC’s mission to serve as a conduit for increasing diversity, equality and inclusivity throughout the commercial real estate (“CRE”) industry. Founded in 2003, REEC is the leading professional trade association formed to promote the interests of minority executives doing business in CRE.

“At Ventas, we are committed to driving lasting change on racial equity and inclusion in our company, our communities and our industry. It is now more important than ever that we take tangible steps and make significant progress towards these objectives,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited by this opportunity to partner with REEC and its network of leaders to help build inclusive cultures, establish supportive organizational structures, facilitate equitable pay and find and retain diverse talent at all levels. A diverse company will deliver better outcomes for

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This week a pink seesaw installation on the US-Mexico border was named Design of the Year



a group of people on a beach: Pink seesaw installation on the US-Mexico border


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Pink seesaw installation on the US-Mexico border

This week on Dezeen, an installation of three pink seesaws that allow children to play across the border won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year award.

Named the Teeter-Totter Wall, the pink seesaws were designed by architecture studio Rael San Fratello to connect children on both sides of the border wall.

“We are living in a time when people are longing for meaningful connections and we would like to think the teeter-totter can be an example for how we come together, to create balance and equality,” Virginia San Fratello told Dezeen.

The award was announced in the same week that Donald Trump, who highly politicised the border wall, left office and Joe Biden was sworn in as US president.



a canyon with a mountain in the background: Saudi Arabia announces plans for a 100-mile, car-free linear city called The Line


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Saudi Arabia announces plans for a 100-mile, car-free linear city called The Line

In Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled plans for a 100-mile long city that will have no cars or streets.

In response to the design, a commenter wrote “only a train would think that’s a cool city layout”.



a close up of a hillside next to a tree: Sou Fujimoto's House of Hungarian Music nearing completion in Budapest


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Sou Fujimoto’s

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