American Healthcare REIT Appoints Stephanie Keator, James Kim to Senior Vice President Roles

IRVINE, Calif. — American Healthcare REIT Inc., a self-managed, publicly registered REIT based in Irvine, has appointed Stephanie Keator as senior vice president of asset management medical office and James Kim as senior vice president of tax.

In her new role, Keator oversees all medical office buildings within the eastern region of American Healthcare REIT’s portfolio. She joins the company from Ventas (NYSE: VTR), where she served as director of asset management for the west region.

Keator previously served in a similar capacity with Nationwide Health Properties Inc. prior to its merger with Ventas in 2011. In total, she has more than 26 years of experience in the healthcare real estate industry, with 14 years devoted to medical office building asset management. Keator reports directly to executive vice president of asset management Wendie Newman.

James Kim joins American Healthcare REIT from Ernst & Young LLP Real Estate Group in Los Angeles, where he served as a managing director. He has experience serving real estate companies covering REIT qualification and compliance issues, corporate, federal and state taxation matters, and REIT tax planning and structuring, including REIT buy- and sell-side due diligence. Kim previously served in similar roles with BDO USA and Deloitte Tax LLP. His professional career spans more than 19 years.

In his new role with American Healthcare REIT, Kim oversees the company’s overall tax planning, structuring and compliance. He reports directly to chief financial officer Brian Peay.