Kent 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.
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.