President, Chief Operating Officer, and Secretary
Kent Eikanas currently serves as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Starting in 2012, Mr. Eikanas lead the reposition of the REIT to Senior Housing. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Eikanas served as Vice President of Senior Housing for a private real estate company, where he closed over $100 million in senior housing real estate refinances, dispositions and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Eikanas asset managed over $700 million in senior housing assets. Mr. Eikanas was a key contributor to the launch of a skilled nursing operating company based in Dallas, Texas and helped the operating companies growth. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Eikanas was the Vice President of Acquisitions for a private real estate company and closed over $200 million in senior housing real estate. Mr. Eikanas has overseen licensing for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities 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.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Elizabeth Pagliarini currently serves as our 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.