CHICAGO — CA Ventures, a Chicago-based real estate investment holding company, has promoted Ben Burke to president and Matt Booma to executive vice president of CA Senior Living, the company’s seniors housing division.
Burke joined CA Ventures in 2015 just as the firm was increasing its focus on seniors housing. During his first two years at CA Senior Living, Burke worked on closing seven deals valued at $210 million and helped to create and implement a data-driven market selection approach. He previously served as vice president of development and investor relations at Spectrum Retirement Communities, where he was directly involved in the development of 20 communities comprising 2,300 units across nine states.
Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate from the University of Denver.
Booma came to CA Ventures in 2013 as a member of the student housing and multifamily development teams. He brings more than a decade of architecture experience to the firm through prior positions at Lucien Lagrange Architects and Perkins+Will. He eventually transitioned to the CA Senior Living team, helping pave the way to opening CA’s first two seniors housing developments. In his new role, Booma will continue to lead development activities for the division.
Booma holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.