Debra A. Cafaro net worth and biography

Debra Cafaro Biography and Net Worth

CEO of Ventas
Debra A. Cafaro is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns approximately 1,200 demographically driven healthcare, life science, research and innovation and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom and serves as a leading capital provider to premier care providers and research institutions.

A recognized industry leader, Cafaro set and oversaw execution of a long-term strategy that drove Ventas’s market capitalization to $28 billion in 2019, from $200 million since her leadership began in 1999. The Company’s compound annual total shareholder return (TSR) has exceeded 20 percent for the 21 years ended December 31, 2020.

Widely-acclaimed for her strategic vision and enduring business success, Cafaro has received multiple professional recognitions. Cafaro has been twice named one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (Forbes Magazine), a list of global political, media, entertainment and business leaders; a Top 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World for six consecutive years (Harvard Business Review); and the top female executive in the commercial real estate industry (National Real Estate Investor). She has also been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare six times (Modern Healthcare); highlighted in The 70 Elite real estate executives who shaped the industry for the past 70 years (Real Estate Forum); and selected multiple times to the Top 25 Women in Healthcare (Modern Healthcare) and the All-America Executive Team (Institutional Investor). Cafaro was named a Top 50 Woman in World Business (Financial Times), one of the Bankable 21 CEOs in Jim Cramer’s book Get Rich Carefully and one of nine Game-Changers in commercial real estate since 2000 ( To honor her contributions to her industries, she received the Industry Leadership Award from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), where she previously served as Chair, and was inducted into the ASHA Senior Living Hall of Fame.

In addition to her work at Ventas, Cafaro is broadly engaged across business, public policy, academic, sports and non-profit sectors. Cafaro is the immediate past Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable, a public policy organization that brings together leaders of the nation’s top real estate firms on key national policy issues and the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Business Council, and serves on the Boards of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), the University of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and World Business Chicago. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Center for State and Local Government. She served successive terms on the Board of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust. Cafaro is an owner and member of the Management Committee of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins, 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup Champions.

Cafaro established the Cafaro Scholars program at the University of Chicago Law School. It provides full scholarships to students with outstanding potential whose parents did not attend college. Over 20 students, many of them diverse, have been recipients of the Cafaro scholarships.

Prior to joining Ventas, Cafaro was President of an NYSE-listed multi-family REIT, a practicing lawyer for 13 years and a judicial clerk for the Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was named its 2011 Distinguished Alumna, and her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She is married and has two children.

What is Debra A. Cafaro's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Debra A. Cafaro is at least $30.44 million as of June 1st, 2022. Ms. Cafaro owns 767,960 shares of Ventas stock worth more than $30,441,934 as of September 29th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other investments that Ms. Cafaro may own. Additionally, Ms. Cafaro receives a salary of $3,250,000.00 as CEO at Ventas. Learn More about Debra A. Cafaro's net worth.

How old is Debra A. Cafaro?

Ms. Cafaro is currently 64 years old. There are 5 older executives and no younger executives at Ventas. Learn More on Debra A. Cafaro's age.

What is Debra A. Cafaro's salary?

As the CEO of Ventas, Inc., Ms. Cafaro earned a total compensation package of $12,628,714.00 in 2020. Ms. Cafaro earned a salary of $947,654.00, stock awards of $9,509,954.00, non-equity compensation of $2,042,500.00, and other compensation of $128,606.00. Learn More on Debra A. Cafaro's salary.

How do I contact Debra A. Cafaro?

The corporate mailing address for Ms. Cafaro and other Ventas executives is 353 N. CLARK STREET SUITE 3300, CHICAGO IL, 60654. Ventas can also be reached via phone at (877) 483-6827 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on Debra A. Cafaro's contact information.

Has Debra A. Cafaro been buying or selling shares of Ventas?

Debra A. Cafaro has not been actively trading shares of Ventas in the last ninety days. Most recently, Debra A. Cafaro sold 17,400 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.43, for a transaction totalling $981,882.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 767,960 shares of the company's stock, valued at $43,335,982.80. Learn More on Debra A. Cafaro's trading history.

Who are Ventas' active insiders?

Ventas' insider roster includes Debra Cafaro (CEO), Richard Gilchrist (Director), Gregory Liebbe (CAO), and Robert Probst (CFO). Learn More on Ventas' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Ventas?

In the last year, insiders at the real estate investment trust sold shares 4 times. They sold a total of 139,202 shares worth more than $8,429,730.80. The most recent insider tranaction occured on June, 1st when CEO Debra A Cafaro sold 17,400 shares worth more than $981,882.00. Insiders at Ventas own 1.3 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Ventas.

Information on this page was last updated on 6/1/2022.

Debra A. Cafaro Insider Trading History at Ventas

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
6/1/2022Sell17,400$56.43$981,882.00767,960View SEC Filing Icon  
4/1/2022Sell17,400$62.49$1,087,326.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/29/2022Sell69,602$63.40$4,412,766.80View SEC Filing Icon  
3/2/2022Sell34,800$55.97$1,947,756.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/1/2021Sell18,075$56.63$1,023,587.25759,351View SEC Filing Icon  
8/2/2021Sell18,075$59.77$1,080,342.75View SEC Filing Icon  
7/1/2021Sell18,076$56.62$1,023,463.12759,352View SEC Filing Icon  
5/3/2021Sell18,076$55.65$1,005,929.40759,352View SEC Filing Icon  
4/1/2021Sell18,076$53.33$963,993.08759,352View SEC Filing Icon  
2/1/2021Sell18,076$47.05$850,475.80735,615View SEC Filing Icon  
6/19/2019Sell68,080$69.04$4,700,243.20741,358View SEC Filing Icon  
6/14/2019Sell68,084$66.54$4,530,309.36805,835View SEC Filing Icon  
2/13/2019Sell68,084$64.09$4,363,503.56805,835View SEC Filing Icon  
7/3/2018Sell30,942$58.00$1,794,636.00775,109View SEC Filing Icon  
6/1/2018Sell15,505$55.00$852,775.00759,672View SEC Filing Icon  
5/30/2018Sell15,439$55.00$849,145.00759,606View SEC Filing Icon  
5/14/2018Sell30,944$53.18$1,645,601.92775,111View SEC Filing Icon  
6/15/2017Sell100,000$69.12$6,912,000.00819,835View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2015Sell7,919$77.00$609,763.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/12/2015Sell9,848$77.01$758,394.48View SEC Filing Icon  
1/9/2015Sell10,000$76.17$761,700.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/6/2015Sell70,193$75.13$5,273,600.09View SEC Filing Icon  
12/12/2014Sell77,659$75.05$5,828,307.95View SEC Filing Icon  
12/2/2014Sell142,854$72.52$10,359,772.08View SEC Filing Icon  
12/1/2014Sell29,872$72.52$2,166,317.44View SEC Filing Icon  
11/25/2014Sell142,854$70.12$10,016,922.48View SEC Filing Icon  
11/3/2014Sell89,246$68.53$6,116,028.38View SEC Filing Icon  
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Ventas Company Overview

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Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries - healthcare and real estate. As one of the world's foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population. For more than twenty years, Ventas has followed a successful strategy that endures: combining a high-quality diversified portfolio of properties and capital sources to manage through cycles, working with industry leading partners, and a collaborative and experienced team focused on producing consistent growing cash flows and superior returns on a strong balance sheet, ultimately rewarding Ventas shareholders. As of September 30, 2020, Ventas owned or managed through unconsolidated joint ventures approximately 1,200 properties.
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