Brian J. Flornes

Brian J. Flornes

Independent Director

Brian J. Flornes has served as one of our independent directors since February 2016. Mr. Flornes is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Vintage Senior Living, or Vintage, an owner and operator of senior housing communities specializing in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services for Alzheimer's and other dementia with 24 communities in California and Washington, which was founded in 1998. Vintage has grown to be one of the largest assisted living providers in California and consistently ranks in the "Top 50" owners and operators of senior housing across the nation, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. The Vintage portfolio of communities encompasses in excess of 3,200 resident units with more than 2,000 associates. Since February 2006, Mr. Flornes has been responsible for a direct joint-venture relationship with one of the nation's largest pension funds. The joint venture, with $325 million of committed capital, has acquired 19 senior living communities and net asset value has grown to more than 2.5 times invested capital. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Flornes served as founder and principal of American Housing Concepts, a real estate development firm directly associated with ARV Assisted Living, one of the largest senior living providers in the early 1990s. Prior to American Housing Concepts, Mr. Flornes served in several roles and ultimately as president of development, from 1992 to 1995, of ARV Assisted Living. Throughout his career, Mr. Flornes has directly contributed to the acquisition and development of more than 8,000 units of senior living in 11 states and has been responsible for $1.5 billion in financing. Mr. Flornes has been a longstanding member of the American Senior Housing Association, currently serves on the board of the California Assisted Living Association, and is a member of the World Presidents' Organization. Mr. Flornes received a B.A. degree in Communication as well as his M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

Our board of directors selected Mr. Flornes to serve as a director because of his particular experience with the acquisition, development, operation and financing of healthcare-related properties and senior housing communities. He has significant knowledge of, and relationships within, the real estate and healthcare industries, due in part to his 28 years of industry experience managing all aspects of senior living. Mr. Flornes' vast real estate experience in senior living also enhances his ability to contribute insight on achieving our investment objectives. Our board of directors believes that this experience will bring valuable knowledge and operational expertise to our board of directors.