MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE: NHI) has named Eric Mendelsohn as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Mendelsohn was already the interim CEO following the departure of Justin Hutchens to HCP Inc. in August.
Mendelsohn joined NHI in January as executive vice president of corporate finance. He has over 15 years of healthcare real estate and financing experience.
Previously, Mendelsohn was with Emeritus Senior Living for nine years, most recently as a senior vice president of corporate development where he was responsible for leading the transactions team.
The NHI board unanimously voted to promote Mendelsohn.
“I’m extremely honored for the opportunity to be part of the exceptional, dedicated and talented team at NHI and believe together we will continue to focus on growing our portfolio with high quality investments,” says Mendelsohn.
Based in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro, NHI is the 12th largest owner of seniors housing properties in the U.S., with 103 properties comprising 8,678 units, according to 2015 data from the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).