Welltower CEO Thomas DeRosaSince taking over the CEO post at Welltower Inc., Thomas DeRosa andhis team have fueled the REIT's growth to an enterprise value ofmore than $40 billion.

Healthcare REIT Welltower Inc.'s go-to market strategy is toconcentrate on seniors housing, post-acute care and outpatientmedical facilities in six urban markets:  Boston, NewYork, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.

Helmed by CEO and director Thomas DeRosa, Welltower is perhapsbest known for its seniors housing footprint, having been one ofthe first companies of its kind to invest in the asset class. Butit also invests in other healthcare assets such as its recentpurchase of a 160,000-square-foot outpatient facility on the campusof Johns Hopkins Health System's Howard County General Hospital inColumbia, MD, for $80 million. Lately it has been focusing on anemerging subcategory—luxury senior living—and is making investmentsin this area as well, in one case partnering with Hines to build a140,000 square-foot, 17-story senior living and memory carefacility in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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Aygoren oversees the editorial direction and content for ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, including Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. In her tenure with ALM, she’s held roles of increasing responsibility, including Managing Editor. Aygoren has received several awards for her coverage including Best Trade Magazine Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the James D. Carper Award for Young Journalists. Under her direction, Forum has received four national NAREE awards for Best Commercial Real Estate Trade Magazine.