CHICAGO — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, a Chicago-based brokerage firm focused on healthcare real estate, has hired Salvatore “Torey” Riso as president and CEO.
Riso, a real estate investment veteran with 25 years’ experience, including over 10 years in the seniors housing and care industry, will start in his new role on Feb. 1. He will be the first to serve as President and CEO for Blueprint.
Riso was most recently president and CEO of Care Investment Trust LLC. He was one of the company’s founders in 2007, focusing on investment partnerships with small- and medium-sized seniors housing operators. Under Riso’s leadership, the company survived the Great Recession through a strategic sale from CIT Group to Tiptree Inc.
In November 2017, Care announced its acquisition by Invesque Inc. for $425 million. At the time of the announcement, the company had investments in 42 communities in 11 states with eight regional operators.
Riso is a member of the Executive Board of the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) and is co-chair of the Spring Investment Forum Planning Committee for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). He holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and J.D. from the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.