Chief Executive Officer
Kent Eikanas, Mr. Eikanas has been an instrumental part of Summit Healthcare REIT’s growth and repositioning from an externally advised industrial REIT to an internally managed senior housing REIT. Mr. Eikanas has been successful in identifying lending and joint venture partners for the company and responsible for the acquisition and disposition of over 60 facilities with a value of over $500 million since joining the company in 2012. Mr. Eikanas serves on Summit’s Board of Directors and has helped identify and execute the strategic direction of the company.
Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Eikanas served as Vice President of Senior Housing for a private equity group, where he closed over $100 million in senior housing real estate refinances, dispositions and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Eikanas was responsible for asset management of over $700 million in senior housing assets, was a key contributor to the launch of a skilled nursing operating company based in Dallas, Texas, as well as helped grow the operating company from 14 to 35 facilities.
Mr. Eikanas started his career in 2003 working for a private real estate company and closing over $200 million in senior housing real estate acquisitions. He has also overseen licensing for skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities in California, Texas, Rhode Island, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Eikanas graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. Mr. Eikanas has been a panelist on a question-and-answer webinar about buying, valuing and selling skilled nursing facilities hosted by Irving Levin Associates, a speaker at the IBC Asia 2nd Healthcare Facilities Asia conference in Singapore, a panelist on BDO’s Adapting to Changing Market Winds Healthcare REITs and Private Equity as well as Senior Living 100 Conference.
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Elizabeth Pagliarini currently serves as our Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Pagliarini’s responsibilities include corporate strategy, capital markets activities, financial performance and reporting, risk management, audit and tax functions, and investor relations.
Ms. Pagliarini successfully broke the “glass ceiling” in her mid-twenties as chief executive officer and chairwoman of the board of an investment brokerage subsidiary of a public company in Beverly Hills, California. She also co-founded a boutique investment bank and registered broker-dealer.
Ms. Pagliarini is a member of the Board of Directors of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), and serves on their audit, compensation and loan committees. She also sits on the Mission Viejo, California City Council Investment Advisory Commission. In addition, she proudly serves on the Emeritus Board of Directors for Forever Footprints, a non-profit organization that provides support to families that have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy or infancy and educates the medical community to improve quality of care and response.
Ms. Pagliarini received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Valparaiso University where she was honored with their highest academic award, the Presidential Scholarship. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
In 2019, Ms. Pagliarini was nominated as CFO of the Year by The Orange County Business Journal. She has also been named one of “20 Women to Watch” by OC Metro magazine and nominated for The Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. Additionally, she has been honored by Step Up Women’s Network as the recipient of their prestigious Commitment to Philanthropy Volunteer Award and by Forever Footprints as the winner of their Compassion Award.