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Item 5.02 - Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointments of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On June 8, 2021, Welltower Inc. (the “Company”) announced the appointment of John F. Burkart as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Upon joining the Company on July 19, 2021, Mr. Burkart will assume leadership responsibilities across the organization, including platform-wide operations, asset and portfolio management, data analytics, research, and joint venture partnerships.
Prior to joining the Company, from 1996 until January, 2021, Mr. Burkart, age 57, served in various roles at Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS), a multifamily REIT, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2019. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Burkart held critical and wide-ranging responsibilities, including the oversight of operations, redevelopment and capital maintenance, research, and information technology. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, from 2015 to 2019 Mr. Burkart served as Senior Executive Vice President, overseeing multiple divisions including Operations, Asset & Portfolio Management, Redevelopment & Capital Maintenance, Research and Information Technology. Mr. Burkart received an MBA in Real Estate from Golden Gate University and a bachelor of science in finance from San Jose State University.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing Mr. Burkart’s appointment described in Item 5.02 above has been furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release of Welltower Inc. dated June 8, 2021.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 8, 2021||By:|
|Name: Matthew McQueen|
|Title:||Executive Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|