Jeff Hanson serves as the executive chairman of American Healthcare REIT, a public-reporting healthcare real estate investment trust that owns an international portfolio of medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing communities and hospitals totaling approximately $4.9 billion in value across 38 states, the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.

He previously served as chairman and ceo of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, and was a founder of American Healthcare Investors (“AHI”), the sponsor of both REITs.

American Healthcare REIT was formed in October 2021 through a tri-party corporate  merger between the two Griffin-American Healthcare REITs and the acquisition of AHI.  Hanson and his two business partners founded AHI in 2011 and grew it into the largest privately-held healthcare real estate investment firm globally prior to the tri-party merger.

Hanson also served as chairman and ceo of AHI’s prior REIT, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which built an international real estate portfolio valued at approximately $3 billion. The REIT was sold in December 2014 to NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), now DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG), in a public M&A  transaction valued at $4 billion.

Prior to founding American Healthcare Investors, Hanson served as one of five executive officers of Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE). In this role, he operated in a dual-capacity as ceo of the firm’s investment management subsidiary, Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, and as chairman and ceo of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II (later renamed Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II). He led this 600-employee national investment management platform, comprised of public non-traded REITs, institutional joint ventures, separate accounts, and private syndications, from 2006 to the point at which American Healthcare Investors was founded to absorb Grubb & Ellis’ healthcare REIT business in 2011.

Hanson earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual emphasis in corporate and real estate finance from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Laguna Hills, California with his wife and four children.

Current Board Roles

  • American Healthcare REIT (executive chairman)
  • The Unity Project (chairman of the board)
  • Fountain of Life – Antioch, international inner-city church planting organization (board member)

Previous Board Roles

  • Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II (chairman of the board)
  • Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III (chairman of the board)
  • Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV (chairman of the board)
  • Fuller Theological Seminary (trustee)
  • Forum of Christian Business Leaders (chairman of the board)
  • Sterling College (trustee)
  • YPO (board member)
  • YPO Gold (board member)