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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Veterinary Practice Manager and Real Estate Investor Partner to Launch Vetley Capital

Zach Goldman, President, Vetley Capital (Photo: Business Wire)

Zach Goldman, President, Vetley Capital (Photo: Business Wire)

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021–

Zach Goldman, veterinary practice manager and real estate entrepreneur, today announced the launch of Vetley Capital, a veterinary real estate investment firm based in Annapolis, Md. As president of the new firm, and in partnership with David Williams of MRE Capital, who will serve as chairman, Goldman plans to build a long-term portfolio of veterinary real estate properties nationwide.

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Zach Goldman, President, Vetley Capital (Photo: Business Wire)

Vetley Capital currently owns ten veterinary properties in the mid-Atlantic and South East regions, with an additional four under contract expected to close in coming months. According to Goldman, the veterinary industry is consolidating and, as many practices are acquired by larger corporate groups, many retiring practice owners are often left holding onto real estate assets after the sale of the practice. Vetley Capital offers liquidity to those owners looking to sell, as well as ongoing property management and customer service to new tenants.

Veterinary real estate is a special asset class for Goldman, as he grew up

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