A Legacy of Excellence. Sustained.®

For more than a decade, Ventas has demonstrated financial outperformance across all market cycles. Through outstanding execution and focused leadership, Ventas has delivered consistent, superior returns to shareholders. Ventas exemplifies excellence.

Company Timeline Slideshow

Leads global consensual restructuring of main tenant, which has a fresh start with a sustainable capital structure and is renamed Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND). Begins to refinance debt at lower costs, access the capital markets and stagger debt maturities.
Pays annual dividend of $0.92 per share.
Executive management team hired and long-term financing and diversification strategy established. Completes first equity offering, issues first unsecured bonds and receives first corporate credit rating.
Dividend increases 3%.
Strategic plan execution begins and asset management and investment infrastructure is built. Profitable asset sales strengthen portfolio and fund growth. Douglas Crocker II appointed Presiding Director and Debra A. Cafaro named Chairman of the Board.
Dividend increases 13%.
Completes first merger with ElderTrust. Acquires 15 ILFs and ALFs leased to Brookdale (NYSE: BKD). Added to Russell 1000 Index.
Dividend increases 21%.
Completes second merger, acquiring $1.2 billion Provident Senior Living Trust, with Brookdale as tenant, and completes lease transaction with Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU). Private pay annualized NOI grows to 44%.
Dividend increases 11%.
Increases annual rent by $33.1 million from reset right with Kindred. Earns first investment grade corporate credit rating from Fitch Ratings. Completes third merger, acquiring Senior Care's 64 seniors housing and healthcare assets.
Dividend increases 10%.
Completes fourth merger, the transformational $2 billion Sunrise Senior Living REIT acquisition. Adds 79 high-quality private pay seniors housing communities to portfolio, including first international expansion. Fortifies balance sheet by raising $1.1 billion of equity and selling assets.
Dividend increases 20%.
Accelerates balance sheet and liquidity improvement by raising equity, selling assets and increasing bank lines of credit. Prudently minimizes acquisitions. Receives investment grade corporate credit rating from S&P and invests in healthcare debt to capitalize on market distress.
Dividend increases 8%.
Accesses multiple capital markets, establishing leadership position in REIT recapitalization wave. Transactions reduce debt and demonstrate strength and staying power. Joins S&P 500 and named top-performing financial company of the decade. Kindred extends lease on 108 properties until 2015.
Maintains $2.05 annual cash dividend.
Announces acquisition of 118 Atria Senior Living Group (Atria) seniors housing properties. Completes $186 million acquisition of minority interests in 58 seniors housing properties managed by Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (Sunrise) and $381 million acquisition of Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc. (Lillibridge) and its 96 medical office buildings.
Dividend increases 4.4%.
Completes the $7.6 billion acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NHP) and its more than 600 healthcare properties and the $3.1 billion acquisition of 117 Atria seniors housing assets.
Dividend increases 7.5%.
Completes the $760 million acquisition of Cogdell Spencer Inc. (Cogdell) and it's 71 medical office buildings, as well as a strategic investment resulting in minority ownership in Atria Senior Living, increasing alignment and future growth opportunities.
Dividend increases 8%.
Grew normalized cash FFO/share by 11%*, increased cash flow from operations to $1.2 billion, completed nearly $2 billion in investments, and raised $5 billion in debt and equity capital.
Dividend increases 10%.
* Excluding non-cash items.
Delivered 31% total shareholder return, made over $5 billion in accretive acquisitions* including first U.K. investment, and achieved record financial results of normalized FFO/share of $4.48.
Dividend increases 9%.
*Includes HCT acquisition closed on January 16, 2015
Grew normalized FFO per share by 9%*, completed >$4B spin-off of Care Capital Properties and $5.2B in accretive acquisitions including entry into the U.S. acute care hospital sector with the $1.3B acquisition of Ardent’s hospital real estate network.
Increased dividend 10% (on a combined basis with CCP).
*On a comparable basis, excluding the effects of the CCP spin-off in all periods.
Delivers strong 5% normalized FFO / share growth while enhancing financial strength. Acquires attractive $1.5B institutional-quality life science and innovation center portfolio leased by leading research universities and commits significant capital to attractive development and redevelopment projects. Continues capital recycling and portfolio optimization. Announced transactions to sell substantially all of the Company’s skilled nursing portfolio at a premium valuation and fund an acquisition loan to support growth of Ardent, an acute care provider.
Dividend increases 6%.
Delivers normalized FFO / share and same-store cash NOI growth at the high end of guidance with outstanding financial strength and liquidity. Continues profitable capital recycling including greater than $900M of dispositions with gains exceeding $700M. Closes on $1.8B of investments including acquisitions and development commitments that expand the Company’s high-quality university-based life science portfolio by 37%. Supported the Company’s leading operators across its platforms to position them for continued success and value creation.
Dividend increases 2%.