OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Committed to creating value for our stakeholders, our executive and senior management leaders bring strong investment and real estate expertise across diverse healthcare sectors, representing an average of 25 years of industry experience and 8 years with HCP.
We encourage you to learn more about our leaders below and take advantage of our breadth of industry knowledge and the innovative solutions we provide.
Lauralee E. Martin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lauralee Martin is President and Chief Executive Officer of HCP, Inc. Prior to joining HCP in October 2013, Mrs. Martin served as the Chief Executive Officer, Americas of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE:JLL), one of the world’s leading real estate services and money management firms. Mrs. Martin joined Jones Lang LaSalle as Chief Financial Officer in January 2002 and was given expanded responsibilities in 2005 to become Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer. Additionally, she served on its Board of Directors from 2005 to May 2013. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of the Real Estate Finance Division of Heller Financial, Inc. Mrs. Martin also serves on the Board of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NYSE:KALU), a leading producer of aluminum products.
Paul F. Gallagher
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Prior to joining HCP, Inc., Paul Gallagher spent 15 years with GE Capital Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading commercial finance organizations. He held various leadership roles including establishing and operating the firm’s debt and equity investment group in Latin America. In addition, Paul formed several strategic equity joint ventures with institutional clients. While at GE he was involved in approximately $4 billion in transactions. Prior to joining GE, Paul was with E.F. Hutton Life Insurance Co., where he established and ran a mortgage lending operation to balance the investment portfolio of a life insurance subsidiary of E.F. Hutton.
James W. Mercer
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jim Mercer is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining us in 2011, he was Of Counsel at Bryan Cave LLP for 5 years. Jim has over 40 years of experience serving in both legal counsel and senior management capacities, including 15 years as a Partner at Hennigan, Mercer & Bennett and 5 years as Special Counsel at WebMD Corporation.
Timothy M. Schoen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tim Schoen is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as our Executive Vice President - Life Science and Investment Management. Prior to joining us in 2006, he spent nine years with Kilroy Realty Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owned, developed and operated office and industrial buildings, and served most recently as its Vice President, Corporate Finance.
Jonathan M. Bergschneider
Executive Vice President - Life Science Estates
Jon Bergschneider is Executive Vice President - Life Science Estates. From January 2008 through May 2011, he served as our Senior Vice President - Life Science Estates. Jon joined HCP in 2007 as Vice President in conjunction with HCP’s $3.0 billion acquisition of Slough Estates (USA). Previously, he was employed by Slough Estates from 2000 to 2007 during the creation and build-out of that company’s life science portfolio.
Thomas D. Kirby
Executive Vice President - Acquisitions and Valuations
Tom Kirby is Executive Vice President - Acquisitions and Valuations. He previously served as our Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Valuations. He joined us in 1998 after 20 years with a healthcare oriented national valuations firm.
Thomas M. Klaritch
Executive Vice President - Medical Office Properties
Tom Klaritch is Executive Vice President - Medical Office Properties. From October 2003 through April 2008, he served as our Senior Vice President - Medical Office Properties. Prior to that, he was a founding member and Chief Financial Officer of MedCap Properties LLC, a real estate company located in Nashville, TN that owned, operated and developed real estate in the healthcare field. (HCP acquired MedCap Properties LLC in October 2003.) Tom has over 25 years of operational and financial management experience in the hospital and medical office sectors. He is a certified public accountant.
Susan M. Tate
Executive Vice President
Susan Tate is Executive Vice President. She previously served as our Executive Vice President - Post-Acute and Hospitals. Prior to joining us in 2007, she spent 19 years at JPMorgan and its predecessor institutions in both healthcare and real estate lending positions, including most recently as Vice President, Real Estate Corporate Banking.
Kendall K. Young
Executive Vice President - Senior Housing
Kendall Young is Executive Vice President - Senior Housing. Prior to joining us in September of 2010, Kendall was affiliated with Strategic Value Partners in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he was a Managing Director. In his position as Global Head of Asset Management, Kendall was responsible for managing all aspects of a large commercial property portfolio. Before that, he held Managing Director positions with Merrill Lynch and GE Capital Real Estate, where he originated transactions and managed large U.S. and international portfolios of real estate equity and debt investments.