IRVINE, Calif. — HCP (NYSE: HCP), the fourth largest owner of seniors housing properties in the United States, has hired Shawn Johnston as senior vice president and chief accounting officer (CAO).
Johnston will fill the REIT position left by Scott Anderson, who is departing for another job opportunity. Anderson will continue to work for Irvine-based HCP through the company's second-quarter reporting, officially departing Aug. 17.
Johnston joins HCP from UDR Inc., a multifamily REIT, where he currently serves as CAO. He joined UDR in September 2013 as controller and served in that role until 2016 when he became CAO. He was also interim principal financial officer from June 2016 through December 2016.
Prior to UDR, Johnston served as CAO at American Residential Communities LLC, a residential real estate company. Before that, he worked at Ernst & Young for eight years as a certified public accountant.