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Irvine-based senior housing real estate investment trust HCP Inc. named Peter Scott executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served as a managing director of the real estate banking group at London-based banking and financial services firm Barclays.

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Scott, who assumes the role effective Feb. 13, replaces Tom Herzog as CFO; Herzog assumed the role of chief executive this month, replacing Lauralee Martin after she stepped down last July.

Several executive changes have occurred over the past year at the REIT. It also completed the spinoff of its HCR ManorCare skilled nursing facilities into the new Quality Care Properties Inc. REIT.