Impact Healthcare REIT appoints Chris Santer to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Impact Healthcare REIT plc (LON: IHR), the real estate investment trust which gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of UK healthcare real estate assets, in particular care homes, today announced the appointment of Chris Santer to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

 “I am delighted to welcome Chris Santer to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Chris brings 25 years of UK and Continental European real estate investment and development experience, with a particular focus on the healthcare and care homes sectors, which is expected to meaningfully contribute to the Company’s growth ambitions and asset management strategy. We very much look forward to working with him.” said Board Chairman, Rupert Barclay.

Chris will also serve on the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination, and Management Engagement Committees.

About Chris Santer

Chris Santer has c.25 years of real estate investment and development experience in the UK and Continental Europe in both listed, and private equity, funds. He has been responsible for a number of funds making or managing direct and indirect real estate investments totalling over £5 billion, ranging from core, value add and opportunistic and across sectors including office, retail, warehouse, residential, and alternative asset classes, especially healthcare.

Chris is the Chief Investment Officer for Primary Health Properties PLC, one of the UK’s leading investors in modern primary healthcare facilities in the UK and Ireland and a constituent of the FTSE 250. Before joining PHP, Chris was a Director of Portfolio Management at PGIM Real Estate and previously MGPA. Chris’s healthcare experience also included joint ventures with Sunrise Senior Living Inc. to develop and operate premium, private-pay UK care homes.

Chris has an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

About Impact Healthcare REIT

Impact Healthcare REIT is a real estate investment trust which aims to provide shareholders with an attractive return, principally in the form of quarterly income distributions and with the potential for capital and income growth, through exposure to a diversified portfolio of UK healthcare real estate opportunities, in particular care homes for the elderly. The Group’s investment policy is to acquire, renovate, extend and redevelop high-quality healthcare real estate assets in the UK and lease those assets primarily to healthcare operators providing residential healthcare services under full repairing and insuring leases.

The Company has a progressive dividend policy with a target to grow its annual aggregate dividend in line with the inflation-linked rental uplifts received by the Group under the terms of the rent review provisions contained in the Group’s leases in the prior financial year.

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