Ventas, Inc. is a real-estate investment trust (REIT), which means that it owns income-producing real estate. REIT’s provide an investment structure for real estate which is similar to what mutual funds provide for stocks.
Ventas owns 1,400 properties, including senior housing communities, nursing facilities, and medical office buildings. The company’s biggest clients are sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, and Kindred Healthcare.
The company was founded in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois and currently has offices in California, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas.
Ventas, Inc. trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VTR, is a member of the S&P 500, is #765 in the Fortune 1000, has 479 employees, and had $3.07 billion in revenue in 2014.