CareTrust REIT Appoints Diana Laing to Board of Directors

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) has appointed Diana Laing, recently retired CFO of single-family housing REIT American Homes 4 Rent, to its board of directors. 

Laing will fill the remaining term of former director David Lindahl, who resigned in November 2018 to pursue other interests.

As CFO of American Homes 4 Rent, Laing’s responsibilities included capital markets, investor relations, accounting, financial reporting and information technology. Prior to that position, she was CFO and corporate secretary for Thomas Properties Group from 2004 to 2013, and principal and CFO at New Pacific Realty from 2001 to 2003. She also held the role of CFO at Arden Realty from 1996 to 2000 and at Southwest Property Trust from 1986 to 1996, having held the role of Controller and Treasurer prior to that.

Laing started her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Company in Dallas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Laing currently serves as an independent director on the boards of The Macerich Company and Spirit Realty Capital Inc.

Based in San Clemente, CareTrust REIT is a self-administered, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns, acquires and leases seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. The company’s portfolio includes 194 net-leased healthcare properties (including skilled nursing) and three operated seniors housing properties in 27 states.