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REFA Women


Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Registration: 7:45 AM | Program: 8:00 - 9:15 AM
REFA Offices, Once Center Plaza, Boston

New in 2015, REFA created a Women's Roundtable Series to engage more women with REFA and the industry. These informal programs are held throughout the year for women to hear from prominent female leaders and discuss challenges they face as a woman in the industry.

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Kathy Sweeney
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Blue Moon Capital Partners

Kathryn Sweeney is responsible for setting and directing Blue Moon Capital Partner’s investment strategies including taking the lead on acquisitions and portfolio management and setting return optimization strategies. She is also jointly responsible, with Susan Barlow, for setting the long-term strategic direction of Blue Moon and the interim tactical plans. Kathryn is a member of the Management and Investment Committees. She has been an active investment advisor and manager in the senior housing industry since 1997.

Prior to forming Blue Moon, Kathryn was Principal at Great Point Investors where she was responsible for strategy development of the Firm’s senior housing investment business. Previous to Great Point, Kathryn was Managing Director of The GPT Group’s US senior housing portfolio. GPT Group is one of Australia’s largest diversified listed property groups. During her tenure with GPT Kathryn was ensconced within Benchmark Senior Living where she gained deep insight into senior living operations that enhanced her influence on the strategic direction of GPT’s portfolio and contributes to her being viewed as a valuable strategic resource to Blue Moon’s operating partners.

Kathryn’s senior housing career began with AEW Capital Management, when in 1997 she began investing development capital on behalf of opportunistic investors and ultimately became the senior housing portfolio manager at AEW for the CalPERS senior housing separate account. Early in her career Kathryn worked for The Boston Company Real Estate Counsel, one of the pioneers of the institutional real estate investment business.

Kathryn served on the NIC Board of Directors for seven years and as Chairperson for two years. NIC, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries, is the leading research, education and networking organization for owners, operators and capital providers in the senior housing sector. Kathryn also serves on the Board of Directors of Vi Living, the Pritzker family’s continuing care retirement community business.

Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at Boston University and a certificate in Risk Management and Strategic Decisions from Stanford University.

REFA Member: Free | REFA Non-Member: $25

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