Scott Brinker

Scott Brinker

Healthcare facilities REIT HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) promoted EVP and Chief Investment Officer Scott Brinker to President, a title previously held by CEO Tom Herzog, who retains the top role; Brinker also remains CIO.

The company also named two new EVPS: Jeff Miller, over senior housing, and Lisa Alonso, who will also be chief human resources officer.

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The appointments are effective Jan. 1.

Concurrently, HCP said it’s changing its name to Healthpeak Properties Inc. and expects to begin trading under a new ticker symbol, “PEAK,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The name change “represents a culmination of efforts to reposition our strategy” to “premium real estate,” Herzog said in a statement.