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.

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.