Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.