Waterton hires new SVP for senior housing division

Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, today announced the hiring of Justin Dickinson as senior vice president, investments for Pathway to Living, the seniors housing arm of the Chicago-based firm.

Mr. Dickinson will oversee the overall investment strategy for Pathway to Living, including acquisitions, dispositions and fundraising for all seniors housing transactions.  Dickinson will also oversee ground-up development activity for Pathway to Living and will develop investment strategies on a national scale.

“Justin’s expertise and relationships are a perfect fit for our team as we continue on a path of growth in the seniors housing sector,” said Rick Hurd, chief investment officer at Waterton. “His track record, experience and existing relationships with high-profile groups in the investment space, combined with his ability to forge new alliances, will help us to identify and capitalize on further strategic growth opportunities across the U.S. for Pathway to Living.”

With over a decade of investment and development experience, Mr. Dickinson brings a deep knowledge of the seniors housing landscape to the Pathway to Living team. Prior to joining Waterton, he was senior vice president of acquisitions/investments for Anthology Senior Living, the senior housing arm of CA Ventures, where he helped launch and grow the platform significantly during his tenure, executing 41 senior living transactions totaling $2 billion over five years. Mr. Dickinson’s experience also includes the retail, industrial, residential and medical real estate sectors, having previously held investment, construction and development roles with Janko Group, Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions and Welltower, Inc.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to grow with a firm that is well-known for its outstanding corporate culture and high-profile presence in the commercial real estate space,” said Dickinson. “I look forward to working with the team to grow the seniors housing business and strengthen an already robust investment and operations platform.”