Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced Kevin Tyler has joined Welltower as Vice President - Investments. Mr. Tyler joins Welltower from Green Street Advisors where he served as Analyst and Healthcare Sector Head. He will be headquartered at the company's Beverly Hills, California office and will focus on identifying and managing growth opportunities for Welltower in strategic West Coast markets.

Mr. Tyler has nearly 15 years of experience in real estate, health care, and corporate finance. He is well known throughout the industry and has been a frequent speaker on trends and market factors impacting seniors housing, outpatient medical, and post-acute real estate. He has served on the National Investment Center's (NIC's) investment guide task force which produces regular reports on the senior care sector. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in New York in investment banking.

"Kevin's relationships and industry knowledge will help us build our premier West Coast portfolio where positive demographics continue to drive substantial growth opportunities," said Scott Brinker, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Welltower. "Kevin is an outstanding addition to our team and we are delighted to welcome him to Welltower." Welltower owns 185 health care properties on the West Coast and is the largest owner of seniors housing properties in California.

Mr. Tyler holds an M.B.A. from UCLA's Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgetown University.

About Welltower

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), owns more than 1,400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.

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