Belford: “We need to provide great care and services in the healthcare environment, but we need to stay on top of the regulatory environment.” Belford: “We need to provide great care and services in the healthcare environment, but we need to stay on top of the regulatory environment.”

IRVINE, CA—Healthcare real estate operators and managers tend to think in two different camps, but the goal is the same for both, American Healthcare Investors’ EVP for asset management Christopher Belford tells As we recently reported, Belford has joined the company after most recently serving as president of Brookdale Senior Living’s western division. We spoke exclusively with Belford about his new role with AHI and the challenges asset managers in healthcare real estate face today. Clearly, with your background, you bring real expertise to AHI from an operational perspective. What do you hope to accomplish in your new role?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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