Irvine-based American Healthcare Investors expanded its leadership team with the addition of Ray Oborn as an EVP, asset management. He will be responsible for overseeing an international portfolio of senior housing, skilled nursing and hospital assets within the firm’s $4.2-billion portfolio of assets under management.
American Healthcare Investors’ Danny Prosky says, “Ray Oborn is an exceptional addition to our executive team, bringing with him 25 years of executive-level experience in the senior housing space, including extensive operational expertise.”
The commercial real estate industry veteran joins the healthcare-related real estate firm from Cherrywood Pointe Investment, where he served as president, and its parent company, United Properties, where he served as EVP of the Minneapolis-based real estate investment and development firm. Oborn was directly responsible for managing Cherrywood Pointe Investment’s senior housing portfolio and strategic growth initiatives.
Wendie Newman will continue to oversee all medical office buildings within the portfolio, in her capacity as EVP, asset management.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.