TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today that Sergio
Rivera has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rivera
currently serves as President of The Americas for Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT), and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood
Vacation Ownership, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starwood Hotels &
Resorts. He has more than 25 years of experience in global real estate
development, finance and brand management and development. Mr. Rivera
will serve on the Board’s Audit, Investment and Planning committees.
“Serge’s strong understanding of international markets and property
development, as well as his asset management experience, adds to the
diverse expertise on our Board,” commented Jeff Donahue, HCN’s Chairman
of the Board. “As HCN’s seniors housing operating business grows and
evolves, Serge’s background in hospitality will also offer a unique and
valuable perspective. We are very pleased to welcome him to HCN.”
In his current role, Mr. Rivera is responsible for the performance and
growth of 670 assets with 65,000 employees spanning 23 countries in
North America and Latin America. Since joining Starwood in 1998, he has
led in various capacities including global real estate development,
international operations and product development for nine Starwood hotel
Mr. Rivera is a Director for the American Hotel and Lodging Association,
Director and Trustee of the American Resort Development Association, and
Trustee of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as a
member of the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality
Management Advisory Board, the Urban Land Institute and the CEO
Roundtable of the U.S. Travel Association.
About Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN, an S&P 500 company with
headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that
invests across the full spectrum of seniors housing and health care real
estate. The company also provides an extensive array of property
management and development services. As of June 30, 2014, the company’s
broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 1,224 properties in 46
states, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Health Care REIT, Inc.
Scott Estes, 419-247-2800
Source: Health Care REIT, Inc.