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
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. 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
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