Full Name
Kent Eikanas
Job Title
Summit Healthcare REIT
Speaker Bio
Kent Eikanas, age 52, currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Secretary. Mr. Eikanas has served as Chief Executive Officer since August 2019, President since September 2012, and previously served as Chief Operating Officer since July 2012. He has successfully transitioned the Company from industrial properties to senior housing, building the Company portfolio to 54 assets under management. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Eikanas served as Vice President of Senior Housing for a private equity group, where he closed over $100 million in senior housing real estate refinances, dispositions and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Eikanas was responsible for asset management of over $700 million in senior housing assets, was a key contributor to the launch of a skilled nursing operating company based in Dallas, Texas, as well as helped grow the operating company from 14 facilities to 35 facilities. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Eikanas was the Vice President of Acquisitions for a private real estate company and closed over $200 million in senior housing real estate. Mr. Eikanas has overseen licensing for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and memory care facilities in California, Texas, Rhode Island, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Mr. Eikanas graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. Mr. Eikanas was a panelist in 2012 on a question-and-answer webinar about buying, valuing and selling skilled nursing facilities hosted by Irving Levin Associates and was a speaker in 2015 at the IBC Asia 2nd Healthcare Facilities Asia conference in Singapore. In 2019, Mr. Eikanas was a panelist on BDO’s Adapting to Changing Market Winds Healthcare REITs and Private Equity and a speaker at Senior Living 100 Conference 2019.
Kent Eikanas