HCP Appoints Scott Brinker as New CIO

Brinker joins the firm from Welltower, where he was CIO since 2014. He also held various investment and portfolio management-related roles at Welltower since July 2001.

Scott Brinker, HCP
Scott Brinker, HCP

HCP Inc. has appointed Scott Brinker to the role of executive vice president and chief investment officer, effective Jan. 4, 2018. Brinker will report to the company’s CEO, Tom Herzog, who took over as CEO in January 2017.

Brinker joins the firm from senior housing REIT Welltower Inc., where he held a CIO role from July 2014 to January 2017, and an executive vice president of investments role from January 2012 to July 2014. Prior to that, Brinker served in various investment and portfolio management-related capacities with the same company starting July 2001.

“Scott will be a tremendous addition as we continue to successfully execute our strategic initiatives and grow our company,” said Herzog in prepared remarks.  “He has an outstanding track record of building and asset managing large-scale portfolios through a disciplined investment process and we are excited to welcome him to our company.”

Brinker holds a B.A. from Yale University and an executive MBA from the University of Michigan.

The appointment comes at a time of major leadership changes at HCP. President Justin Hutchens announced last month that he’d be leaving the firm to take on the CEO role at HC-One, a leading home care provider in the U.K.

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