Delivering Shareholder Value.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), an S&P 500 company, is the leading seniors housing and healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States, with a highly diversified portfolio of over 1,400 seniors housing and healthcare properties in 46 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. Our balanced portfolio of high-quality assets boasts diversification across all key measures – geography, asset type, tenant/manager mix, revenue source and operating model. We are the largest owner of private pay seniors housing properties, and benefit from relationships with over 100 tenants and managers, including industry-leading tenants/managers such as Atria Senior Living Inc., Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: BKD), Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. We also have a major national presence in the fast-growing medical office building (MOB) sector, owning or managing over 20 million square feet across our two leading platforms: Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc., a Ventas company, and Pacific Medical Buildings, our West Coast strategic partner. Almost all of our MOBs are located on campus, aligning us with over 60 leading health systems and hospitals.
Our scale, portfolio diversification, best-in-class credit profile and financial strength, taken together, support our mission to deliver superior and reliable returns. From 2002-2012, our compound annual total shareholder return of 25.1% far outpaced both the healthcare REIT and the overall REIT indexes, and our total shareholder return was a remarkable 835.4%. Now, as one of the largest REITs in the United States, we are well positioned with the capital, relationships, management expertise and track record to take advantage of significant growth opportunities in the seniors housing and healthcare real estate industry, and to thrive in our next decade of transformation.