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Doyenne Healthcare, Rockwood Capital JV on Seniors Housing Acquisitions

Rockwood Capital and Doyenne Healthcare Capital (DHC), a women- and minority-owned real estate investment firm based in Chicago, have formed a joint venture to invest up to $100 million of equity in seniors housing communities across the country. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. 

With almost 50 years’ combined experience in seniors housing and healthcare real estate investing, DHC founders Manisha Bathija and Kristen Ahrens focus on investing in healthcare real estate and seniors housing communities throughout the U.S. 

“We are excited to launch our first strategic partnership with Rockwood, an established real estate investor with a long history of responsible investing and a unique culture of collaboration,” said Bathija. “Our mutual belief in the growth potential of healthcare and seniors housing real estate will help deliver attractive returns to investors.”  

Founded in August 2022, DHC offers a comprehensive suite of services including acquisitions, underwriting, asset management, dispositions, and fund reporting. 

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