As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 12, 2016
Registration No. 333-205960


 
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3
to
Form S-11
FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
OF SECURITIES OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE COMPANIES
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GRIFFIN-AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REIT IV, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in governing instruments)  
_______________________________________________
18191 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 300
Irvine, California 92612
(949) 270-9200
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
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Jeffrey T. Hanson
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.
18191 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 300
Irvine, California 92612
(949) 270-9200
(949) 474-0442 (Facsimile)
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
_________________________________________________
Copies to:
Lauren Burnham Prevost
Heath D. Linsky
Seth K. Weiner
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
1600 Atlanta Financial Center
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30326-1044
(404) 233-7000
(404) 365-9532 (Facsimile)
 
Howard S. Hirsch
Griffin Capital Corporation
Griffin Capital Plaza
1520 E. Grand Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245
(310) 469-6100
(310) 606-5910 (Facsimile)
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Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:  As soon as practicable following effectiveness of this Registration Statement.
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The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant files a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement will thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the Registration Statement becomes effective on such dates as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.
 



The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities pursuant to this prospectus until the registration statement filed with the SEC is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED FEBRUARY 12, 2016
 
PROSPECTUS
Maximum Offering of $3,150,000,000 in Shares of Common Stock
Minimum Offering of $2,000,000 in Shares of Common Stock
We are a newly formed Maryland corporation organized to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities. We will be externally managed by Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Advisor, LLC, our advisor, which is our affiliate. We intend to qualify and elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Internal Revenue Code, beginning with our taxable year ending December 31, 2016, or the first year in which we commence material operations.
We are offering to the public up to $3,000,000,000 in shares of our common stock pursuant to our primary offering, all of which are Class T shares, at a price of $10.00 per share. We are also offering up to $150,000,000 in Class T shares of our common stock pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan, or the DRIP, at a purchase price during this offering of 95.0% of the primary offering price per share, or $9.50 assuming a $10.00 per share primary offering price. We reserve the right to reallocate the shares offered between the primary offering and the DRIP, and among classes of stock if we elect to offer additional classes in the future.
This investment involves a high degree of risk. You should purchase shares of our common stock only if you can afford a complete loss of your investment. See “ Risk Factors ” beginning on page 24 to read about risks you should consider before purchasing shares of our common stock. The most significant risks include the following:
There is no public market for the shares of our common stock. Shares of our common stock cannot be readily sold and there are significant restrictions on the ownership, transferability and repurchase of shares of our common stock. If you are able to sell your shares of our common stock, you likely would have to sell them at a substantial discount. See pages 24 and 171 for more information.
We have no operating history or established financing sources. Therefore, you may not be able to adequately evaluate our ability to achieve our investment objectives.
This is a “blind pool” offering because we have not identified any real estate or real estate-related investments to acquire with the net proceeds from this offering. As a result, you will not be able to evaluate the economic merits of our investments prior to their purchase. We may be unable to invest the net proceeds from this offering on acceptable terms to investors, or at all.
Until we generate operating cash flows sufficient to pay distributions to you, we may pay distributions from the net proceeds of this offering or from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. We may also be required to sell assets or issue new securities for cash in order to pay distributions. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds or borrowings that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to fund a majority of our initial years of distributions and that such distributions will represent a return of capital. Any such actions could reduce the amount of capital we ultimately invest in assets and negatively impact the amount of income available for future distributions.
We may incur substantial debt, which could hinder our ability to pay distributions to you or could decrease the value of your investment if the income from, or the value of, the property securing our debt falls.
This is a “best efforts” offering. If we raise substantially less than the maximum offering, we may not be able to invest in a diverse portfolio of real estate and real estate-related investments, and the value of your investment may fluctuate more widely with the performance of specific investments.
We will rely on our advisor and its affiliates for our day-to-day operations and the selection of our investments. We will pay substantial fees to our advisor and its affiliates for these services, including compensation that may be required to be paid to our advisor even if our advisor is terminated as a result of poor performance, and the agreements governing these fees were not all negotiated at arm’s-length. In addition, fees payable to our dealer manager and our advisor in our organizational stage are based upon the gross offering proceeds and not on our properties’ performance. Such agreements may require us to pay more than we would if we were only using unaffiliated third parties and may not solely reflect your interests as a stockholder of our company.
Many of our officers also are managing directors, officers and/or employees of one of our co-sponsors and other affiliated entities. As a result, our officers will face conflicts of interest, including significant conflicts in allocating time and investment opportunities among us and similar programs sponsored by one of our co-sponsors or its affiliates.
If we do not qualify as a REIT, we would be subject to federal income tax at regular corporate rates, which would adversely affect our operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
The amount of distributions we may pay, if any, is uncertain. Due to the risks involved in the ownership of real estate and real estate-related investments, there is no guarantee of any return on your investment in us and you may lose money.
We are not obligated, through our charter or otherwise, to effectuate a liquidity event, and we may not effect a liquidity event within our targeted time frame of five years after the completion of our offering stage, or at all. If we do not effect a liquidity event, you may have to hold your investment in shares of our common stock for an indefinite period of time.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Attorney General of the State of New York nor any other state securities regulator has approved or disapproved of these securities, passed on or endorsed the merits of this offering or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. The use of projections or forecasts in this offering is prohibited. Any representation to the contrary and any predictions, written or oral, as to the cash benefits or tax consequences you will receive from an investment in shares of our common stock is prohibited.
 
 
 
Less
 
Plus
 
 
 
Price to Public
 
Selling Commissions*
 
Dealer Manager Fee*
 
Advisor Funding of Dealer Manager Fee*
 
Net Proceeds
(Before Expenses)
Primary Offering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Per Class T Share
$
10.00

 
$
0.30

 
$
0.30

 
$
0.20

 
$
9.60

Total Minimum
$
2,000,000

 
$
60,000

 
$
60,000

 
$
40,000

 
$
1,920,000

Total Maximum
$
3,000,000,000

 
$
90,000,000

 
$
90,000,000

 
$
60,000,000

 
$
2,880,000,000

Distribution Reinvestment Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Per Class T Share
$
9.50

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
9.50

Total Maximum
$
150,000,000

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
150,000,000

*
With respect to the dealer manager fee, our advisor will fund 2.0% of the gross offering proceeds with respect to Class T shares, which will reduce the amount we pay for such fee, and we will fund the remaining 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds. The selling commissions and, in some cases, the dealer manager fee, will not be charged or may be reduced with regard to shares sold to or for the account of certain categories of purchasers. The reduction in these fees will be accompanied by a reduction in the per share purchase price, except that shares sold under the DRIP will be sold at 95.0% of the primary offering price per share, or $9.50 assuming a $10.00 per share primary offering price. See “Plan of Distribution.” We will also pay our dealer manager a quarterly stockholder servicing fee, which is not shown in the table above, that will accrue daily in the amount of 1/365 th  of 1.0% of the purchase price per share (or, once reported, the amount of our net asset value, or NAV, per share) of shares in our primary offering. The selling commissions, dealer manager fee and stockholder servicing fee will not exceed the 10.0% limitation on underwriting compensation imposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA.



Griffin Capital Securities, LLC is the dealer manager of this offering and will offer shares on a “best efforts” basis. The minimum initial investment is at least $2,500, except under certain circumstances. As described in the “Compensation Table” section of this prospectus, we will pay fees to our advisor and its affiliates in connection with our day-to-day operations and the selection of our investments, and such fees may be increased without our stockholders’ consent. We may sell shares of our common stock in this offering until the earlier of _____________, 2018, or the date on which the maximum offering amount has been sold; provided however, that our board of directors may extend this offering for an additional year or as otherwise permitted under applicable law, or we may extend this offering with respect to shares of our common stock offered pursuant to the DRIP. We also reserve the right to terminate this offering at any time.
The date of this Prospectus is ____________________, 2016.


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SUITABILITY STANDARDS
General
An investment in shares of our common stock involves significant risk and is only suitable for persons who have adequate financial means, desire a relatively long-term investment and who will not need immediate liquidity from their investment. There is no public market for shares of our common stock and we cannot assure you that one will develop, which means that it may be difficult for you to sell your shares of our common stock. This investment is not suitable for persons who require immediate liquidity or guaranteed income, who seek a short-term investment, or who cannot bear the loss of their entire investment.
In consideration of these factors, we have established suitability standards for initial stockholders and subsequent purchasers of shares of our common stock from third parties. These suitability standards require that a purchaser of shares of our common stock have, excluding the value of a purchaser’s home, furnishings and automobiles, either:
 
a net worth of at least $250,000; or
a gross annual income of at least $70,000 and a net worth of at least $70,000.
Because the minimum offering of our common stock is less than $300,000,000, Pennsylvania investors are cautioned to evaluate carefully our ability to accomplish fully our stated objectives and to inquire as to the current dollar volume of our subscription proceeds. See the “Plan of Distribution — Minimum Offering” section beginning on page 195 for more information.
Some states have established suitability standards different from those we have established. Shares of our common stock will be sold only to investors in these states who meet the special suitability standards set forth below.
Alabama and Oregon  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock and our affiliates cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth.
California  — An investor must have, excluding the value of the investor’s home, furnishings and automobiles, either (1) a net worth of at least $250,000 or (2) a gross annual income of at least $85,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. In addition, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s net worth.
Iowa  — An investor must have, excluding the value of the investor’s home, furnishings and automobiles, either (1) a net worth of at least $300,000 or (2) a gross annual income of at least $70,000 and a net worth of at least $100,000. In addition, an investor’s aggregate investment in shares of our common stock, our affiliates and any other non-traded real estate investment trust cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth. For purposes of this limitation, liquid net worth is defined as that portion of an investor’s total net worth that consists of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
Kansas  — It is recommended by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner that investors in Kansas limit their aggregate investment in shares of our common stock and other non-traded real estate investment trusts to not more than 10.0% of their liquid net worth. For purposes of this recommendation to investors in Kansas, liquid net worth is defined as that portion of an investor’s total net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) that consists of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
Kentucky  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock and our affiliates’ non-publicly traded real estate investment trusts cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth.
Maine — It is recommended by the Maine Office of Securities that investors in Maine limit their aggregate investment in shares of our common stock and similar direct participation investments to not more than 10.0% of their liquid net worth. For purposes of this limitation to investors in Maine, liquid net worth is defined as that portion of an investor’s net worth that consists of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
Massachusetts  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock and other illiquid direct participation programs cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth.
Missouri  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth.
Nebraska — In addition to meeting the general suitability standards described above, an investor’s aggregate investment in shares of our common stock and other non-publicly traded REITs cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s net worth

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(exclusive of home, home furnishings and automobiles). Accredited investors in Nebraska, as defined in 17 C.F.R. § 230.501, are not subject to this limitation.
New Jersey  — An investor must have, excluding the value of the investor’s home, furnishings and automobiles, either (1) a liquid net worth of at least $350,000 or (2) a gross annual income of at least $85,000 and a liquid net worth of at least $100,000. In addition, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock, shares of affiliated programs and shares of other non-publicly traded direct investment programs (including real estate investment trusts, business development companies, oil and gas programs, equipment leasing programs and commodity pools, but excluding unregistered, federally and state exempt private offerings) cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth. For purposes of this limitation, liquid net worth is defined as that portion of an investor’s total net worth (total assets exclusive of home, furnishings and automobiles, minus total liabilities) that consists of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
New Mexico  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s aggregate investment in shares of our common stock, our affiliates and other non-traded real estate investment trusts cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth. For purposes of this limitation, liquid net worth is defined as that portion of an investor’s net worth that consists of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
North Dakota — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s net worth.
Ohio  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock, our affiliates and other non-traded real estate investment trusts cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth.  For purposes of this limitation, “liquid net worth” is defined as that portion of net worth (total assets exclusive of primary residence, home furnishings and automobiles, minus total liabilities) that is comprised of cash, cash equivalents and readily marketable securities.
Pennsylvania  — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s net worth (exclusive of home, home furnishings and automobiles).
Tennessee — In addition to meeting the general suitability requirements described above, an investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth (exclusive of home, home furnishings and automobiles).
Vermont  — In addition to the general suitability requirements described above, a non-accredited Vermont investor’s investment in shares of our common stock cannot exceed 10.0% of that investor’s liquid net worth. For purposes of this limitation, “liquid net worth” is defined as an investor’s total assets (not including home, home furnishings, or automobiles) minus total liabilities. Accredited investors in Vermont, as defined in 17 C.F.R. §230.501, are not subject to this limitation.
The minimum initial investment is at least $2,500, except for purchases by (1) our existing stockholders, including purchases made pursuant to the DRIP, and (2) existing investors in other programs sponsored by our co-sponsors, American Healthcare Investors, LLC, or American Healthcare Investors, and Griffin Capital Corporation, or Griffin Capital, or any of our co-sponsors’ affiliates, which may be in lesser amounts; provided however, that the minimum initial investment for purchases made by an individual retirement account, or IRA, is at least $1,500. In addition, you may not transfer, fractionalize or subdivide your investment in shares of our common stock so as to retain fewer than the number of shares of our common stock required under the applicable minimum initial investment. In order for retirement plans to satisfy the minimum initial investment requirements, unless otherwise prohibited by state law, a husband and wife may contribute funds from their separate IRAs, provided that each such contribution is made in increments of $100. You should note that an investment in shares of our common stock will not, in itself, create a retirement plan and that, in order to create a retirement plan, you must comply with all applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Any retirement plan trustee or individual considering purchasing shares of our common stock for a retirement plan or an IRA should read carefully the “Tax-Exempt Entities and ERISA Considerations” section of this prospectus.
In the case of sales to fiduciary accounts (such as an IRA, Keogh Plan, or pension or profit sharing plan), these suitability standards must be met by the beneficiary, the fiduciary account or by the person who directly or indirectly supplied the funds for the purchase of the shares of our common stock if that person is the fiduciary. In the case of gifts to minors, the suitability standards must be met by the custodian account or by the donor.
These suitability standards are intended to help ensure that, given the long-term nature of an investment in shares of our common stock, our investment objectives and the relative illiquidity of shares of our common stock, an investment in shares of our common stock is an appropriate investment for those of you who become stockholders.

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Each of the participating broker-dealers, authorized registered representatives or any other person selling shares of our common stock on our behalf, and our co-sponsors, are required to:
make every reasonable effort to determine that the purchase of shares of our common stock is a suitable and appropriate investment for each investor based on information provided by such investor to the broker-dealer, including such investor’s age, investment objectives, income, net worth, financial situation and other investments held by such investor; and
maintain, for at least six years, records of the information used to determine that an investment in shares of our common stock is suitable and appropriate for each investor.
In making this determination, your participating broker-dealer, authorized registered representative or other person selling shares of our common stock on our behalf will, based on a review of the information provided by you, consider whether you:
meet the minimum income and net worth standards established in your state;
can reasonably benefit from an investment in shares of our common stock based on your overall investment objectives and portfolio structure;
are able to bear the economic risk of the investment based on your overall financial situation; and
have an apparent understanding of:
the fundamental risks of an investment in shares of our common stock;
the risk that you may lose your entire investment;
the lack of liquidity of shares of our common stock;
the restrictions on transferability of shares of our common stock;
the background and qualifications of our advisor; and
the tax consequences of an investment in shares of our common stock.
In addition, by signing the Subscription Agreement, you represent and warrant to us that you have received a copy of this prospectus and that you meet the net worth and annual gross income requirements described above. These representations and warranties help us to ensure that you are fully informed about an investment in our company and that we adhere to our suitability standards. In the event you or another stockholder or a regulatory authority attempted to hold our company liable because stockholders did not receive copies of this prospectus or because we failed to adhere to each state’s investor suitability requirements, we will assert these representations and warranties made by you in any proceeding in which such potential liability is disputed in an attempt to avoid any such liability. By making these representations, you will not waive any rights that you may have under federal or state securities laws.
Restrictions Imposed by the USA PATRIOT Act and Related Acts
In accordance with the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, or the USA PATRIOT Act, the securities offered hereby may not be offered, sold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, to any “unacceptable investor,” which means anyone who is acting, directly or indirectly:
in contravention of any United States of America, or U.S., or international laws and regulations, including without limitation any anti-money laundering or anti-terrorist financing sanction, regulation, or law promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury, or OFAC, or any other U.S. governmental entity (such sanctions, regulations and laws, together with any supplement or amendment thereto, are referred to herein as the U.S. Sanctions Laws), such that the offer, sale or delivery, directly or indirectly, would contravene such U.S. Sanctions Laws; or
on behalf of terrorists or terrorist organizations, including those persons or entities that are included on the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by OFAC, as such list may be amended from time to time, or any other lists of similar import as to any non-U.S. country, individual, or entity.


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HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
Investors who meet the suitability standards described herein may subscribe for shares of our common stock as follows:
Review this entire prospectus and any appendices and supplements accompanying this prospectus.
Complete the execution copy of the Subscription Agreement. A specimen copy of the Subscription Agreement is included in this prospectus as Exhibit B.
Deliver the full purchase price of the shares of our common stock being subscribed for in the form of checks, drafts, wire, Automated Clearing House (ACH) or money orders, along with a completed, executed Subscription Agreement to your participating broker-dealer.
Until such time as we have raised the minimum offering amount (or, for Ohio, Washington and Pennsylvania investors, we have raised a total of $10,000,000, $20,000,000 and $150,000,000, respectively), you should make your form(s) of payment payable to “UMB Bank Escrow Agent for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.” After we have raised $2,000,000, we will notify our dealer manager and participating broker-dealers and after that you should make your form(s) of payment payable to “Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.,” except that (i) Ohio investors should continue to make their form(s) of payment payable to “UMB Bank Escrow Agent for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.” until we have received and accepted subscriptions for $10,000,000, at which point form(s) of payment should be made payable to “Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.”; (ii) Washington investors should continue to make their form(s) of payment payable to “UMB Bank Escrow Agent for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.” until we have received and accepted subscriptions for $20,000,000, at which point form(s) of payment should be made payable to “Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.”; and (iii) Pennsylvania investors should continue to make their form(s) of payment payable to “UMB Bank Escrow Agent for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.” until we have received and accepted subscriptions for $150,000,000, at which point form(s) of payment should be made payable to “Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.”
 
  By executing the Subscription Agreement and paying the total purchase price for the shares of our common stock subscribed for, each investor attests that he or she meets the minimum income and net worth standards we have established.
Subscriptions will be effective only upon our acceptance, and we reserve the right to reject any subscription, in whole or in part. An approved custodian or trustee must process and forward to us subscriptions made through IRAs, Keogh plans, 401(k) plans and other tax-deferred plans. See the “Suitability Standards” and the “Plan of Distribution — Subscription Process” sections of this prospectus for additional details on how you can subscribe for shares of our common stock.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
As used in this prospectus, the term “co-sponsors” refers to American Healthcare Investors, LLC and Griffin Capital Corporation, collectively; the terms “advisor” and “Griffin-American Advisor” refer to Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Advisor, LLC, an affiliate of our co-sponsors. As used in this prospectus, the terms “our operating partnership” and “Healthcare REIT IV OP” refer to Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Holdings, LP, of which Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. is the sole general partner. The words “we,” “us” or “our” refer to Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. and our operating partnership, taken together, unless the context requires otherwise.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THIS OFFERING
Set forth below are some of the more frequently asked questions and answers relating to our structure, our management, our business and an offering of this type.
Q:    What is a real estate investment trust, or REIT?

A:
In general, a REIT is a company that:

combines the capital of many investors to acquire or provide financing for real estate;

pays annual distributions to investors of at least 90.0% of its taxable income (computed without regard to the dividends paid deduction and excluding net capital gain);

avoids the “double taxation” treatment of income that would normally result from investments in a corporation because a REIT is not generally subject to federal corporate income taxes on net income that it distributes to stockholders; and

enables individual investors to invest in a large-scale diversified real estate portfolio through the purchase of shares in the REIT.
Q:    What is Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.?

A:
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. is a newly formed Maryland corporation that intends to qualify and elect to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes beginning with the taxable year ending December 31, 2016, or the first year in which we commence material operations. We do not have any employees and will be externally managed by our advisor, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Advisor, LLC, which we refer to as Griffin-American Advisor or our advisor.

Q:
Who is your advisor and what is its relationship to Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.?

A:
Our advisor is Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Advisor, LLC. Our advisor is jointly owned by our co-sponsors, American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital. American Healthcare Investors is the managing member and owns 75.0% of our advisor.

Q:
What are some of the most significant risks relating to an investment in Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.?

A:
An investment in our common stock is subject to a number of risks. Listed below are some of the most significant risks relating to your investment.

There is no public market for the shares of our common stock. Shares of our common stock cannot be readily sold and there are significant restrictions on the ownership, transferability and repurchase of shares of our common stock. If you are able to sell your shares of our common stock, you likely would have to sell them at a substantial discount.

We have no operating history or established financing sources. Therefore, you may not be able to adequately evaluate our ability to achieve our investment objectives.

This is a “blind pool” offering because we have not identified any real estate or real estate-related investments to acquire with the net proceeds from this offering. As a result, you will not be able to evaluate the economic merits of our investments prior to their purchase. We may be unable to invest the net proceeds from this offering on acceptable terms to investors, or at all.

Until we generate operating cash flows sufficient to pay distributions to you, we may pay distributions from the net proceeds of this offering or from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. We may also be required to sell assets or issue new securities for cash in order to pay distributions. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds or borrowings that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to

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fund a majority of our initial years of distributions and that such distributions will represent a return of capital. We may also be required to sell assets or issue new securities for cash in order to pay distributions. Any such actions could reduce the amount of capital we ultimately invest in assets and negatively impact the amount of income available for future distributions.

We may incur substantial debt, which could hinder our ability to pay distributions to you or could decrease the value of your investment if the income from, or the value of, the property securing our debt falls.

This is a “best efforts” offering. If we raise substantially less than the maximum offering, we may not be able to invest in a diverse portfolio of real estate and real estate-related investments, and the value of your investment may fluctuate more widely with the performance of specific investments.

We will rely on our advisor and its affiliates for our day-to-day operations and the selection of our investments. We will pay substantial fees to our advisor and its affiliates for these services, and the agreements governing these fees were not all negotiated at arm’s-length. In addition, fees payable to our dealer manager and our advisor in our organizational stage will be based upon the gross offering proceeds and not on our properties’ performance. Such agreements may require us to pay more than we would if we were only using unaffiliated third parties and may not solely reflect your interests as a stockholder of our company.

Our advisor may be entitled to receive significant compensation in the event of our liquidation or in connection with a termination of the advisory agreement, even if such termination is the result of poor performance by our advisor.

Many of our officers also are managing directors, officers and/or employees of one of our co-sponsors and other affiliated entities. As a result, our officers will face conflicts of interest, including significant conflicts in allocating time and investment opportunities among us and similar programs sponsored by one of our co-sponsors or its affiliates.

If we do not qualify as a REIT, we would be subject to federal income tax at regular corporate rates, which would adversely affect our operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.

The amount of distributions we may pay, if any, is uncertain. Due to the risks involved in the ownership of real estate and real estate-related investments, there is no guarantee of any return on your investment in us and you may lose money.

This is a fixed price offering. The fixed offering price was arbitrarily determined by our board of directors and may not accurately represent the current value of our assets at any particular time.

We are not obligated, through our charter or otherwise, to effectuate a liquidity event, and we may not effect a liquidity event within our targeted time frame of five years after the completion of our offering stage, or at all. If we do not effect a liquidity event, you may have to hold your investment in shares of our common stock for an indefinite period of time.

The healthcare industry is heavily regulated, and new laws or regulations, changes to existing laws or regulations, loss of licensure or failure to obtain licensure could result in the inability of our tenants to make lease payments to us.

Our board of directors may change our investment objectives without seeking your approval.

Q:
How will you structure the ownership and operation of your assets?

A:
We will own substantially all of our assets and conduct our operations through an operating partnership, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Holdings, LP, which was organized in Delaware on January 23, 2015. We are the sole general partner of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Holdings, LP, which we refer to as either Healthcare REIT IV OP or our operating partnership. Because we will conduct substantially all of our operations through an operating partnership, we are organized in what is referred to as an “UPREIT” structure.

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Q:    What is an “UPREIT”?

A:
UPREIT stands for Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust. We use the UPREIT structure because a contribution of property directly to us is generally a taxable transaction to the contributing property owner. In this structure, a contributor of a property who desires to defer taxable gain on the transfer of his or her property may transfer the property to the partnership in exchange for limited partnership units and defer taxation of gain until the contributor later exchanges his or her limited partnership units, normally on a one-for-one basis, for shares of common stock of the REIT. We believe that using an UPREIT structure gives us an opportunity to acquire desired properties from persons who may not otherwise sell their properties because of unfavorable tax results.

Q:    What will you do with the money raised in this offering?
A:
We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities. We may also originate and acquire secured loans and other real estate-related investments on an infrequent and opportunistic basis. We generally will seek investments that produce current income. The diversification of our portfolio will depend upon the amount of proceeds we receive in this offering. We estimate that 91.9% of the gross offering proceeds will be used to purchase real estate and real estate-related investments, pay down debt or to fund distributions if our cash flows from operations are insufficient, and the remaining 8.1% will be used to pay the costs of this offering, including selling commissions and the dealer manager fee, and to pay fees to our advisor for its services in connection with the selection and acquisition of properties. In addition, we will pay fees from our cash flows from operations, including the stockholder servicing fee, as described in the “Compensation Table” section of this prospectus. If our cash flows from operations are not sufficient to pay the stockholder servicing fee, we will pay the stockholder servicing fee through borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. Until we invest all the proceeds of this offering in our targeted investments, we may invest in short-term, highly liquid or other authorized investments. Such short-term investments will not earn significant returns, and we cannot guarantee how long it will take to fully invest all the net proceeds from this offering in targeted investments. Because we have not acquired or identified any investment opportunities, this offering is considered a “blind pool.”

Q:
What kind of offering is this?

A:
Through Griffin Capital Securities, LLC, which we refer to as Griffin Securities or our dealer manager, we are offering a maximum of $3,000,000,000 in shares of our common stock in our primary offering, all of which are Class T shares, at a price of $10.00 per share. These shares are being offered on a “best efforts” basis. We are also offering $150,000,000 in shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP to those stockholders who elect to participate in such plan, as described in this prospectus, at a price of 95.0% of the primary offering price per share, or $9.50 assuming a $10.00 per share primary offering price. We reserve the right to reallocate the shares of common stock we are offering between our primary offering and the DRIP, and among classes of stock if we elect to offer additional classes in the future.

Q:
How does a “best efforts” offering work?

A:
When securities are offered to the public on a “best efforts” basis, the broker-dealers participating in the offering are only required to use their best efforts to sell the securities and have no firm commitment or obligation to purchase any of the securities. Because this is a “best efforts” offering, we cannot guarantee that any specific number of shares of our common stock will be sold. We intend to admit stockholders periodically as subscriptions for shares of our common stock are received, but not less frequently than monthly.

Q:
How long will this offering last?

A:
We may sell shares of our common stock in this offering until the earlier of the date on which the maximum offering amount has been sold or ________________, 2018; provided however, that our board of directors may extend this offering for an additional year or as otherwise permitted under applicable law, or we may extend this offering with respect to shares of our common stock offered pursuant to the DRIP. We also reserve the right to terminate this offering at any time.

Q:
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A:
Generally, you can buy shares of our common stock pursuant to this prospectus provided that you have either (1) a net worth of at least $250,000, or (2) a gross annual income of at least $70,000 and a net worth of at least $70,000. For this purpose, net worth does not include your home, home furnishings or personal automobiles. However, these minimum levels are higher in certain states, so you should carefully read the more detailed description under “Suitability Standards” beginning on page i of this prospectus.

Q:
For whom is an investment in shares of our common stock appropriate?

A:
An investment in shares of our common stock may be appropriate for you if you meet the minimum suitability standards mentioned above, seek to diversify your personal portfolio with a real estate-based investment, seek to receive current income, seek to preserve capital, wish to obtain the benefits of potential long-term capital appreciation and are able to hold your investment for a time period consistent with our liquidity plans. On the other hand, we caution persons who require immediate liquidity or guaranteed income, or who seek a short-term investment, that an investment in shares of our common stock will not meet those needs.

Q:
May I make an investment through my IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account?

A:
Yes. You may make an investment through your IRA, simplified employee pension, or SEP, plan or other tax-deferred account. In making these investment decisions, you should consider, at a minimum: (1) whether the investment is in accordance with the documents and instruments governing your IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account; (2) whether the investment satisfies the fiduciary requirements associated with your IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account; (3) whether the investment will generate unrelated business taxable income, or UBTI, to your IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account; (4) whether there is sufficient liquidity for such investment under your IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account; (5) the need to value the assets of your IRA, SEP plan or other tax-deferred account annually or more frequently; and (6) whether the investment would constitute a prohibited transaction under applicable law. You should also consider any investment restrictions imposed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or ERISA, and the Internal Revenue Code. See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations” and “Tax-Exempt Entities and ERISA Considerations” sections of this prospectus for additional information.

Q:
Is there any minimum investment required?

A:
Yes. The minimum initial investment is at least $2,500, except for purchases by (1) our existing stockholders, including purchases made pursuant to the DRIP, and (2) existing investors in other programs sponsored by our co-sponsors, or any of our co-sponsors’ affiliates, which may be in lesser amounts; provided however, that the minimum initial investment for purchases made by an IRA is at least $1,500.

Q:
How do I subscribe for shares of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV common stock?

A:
You must meet the suitability standards described in the “Suitability Standards” section of this prospectus in order to purchase shares of our common stock in this offering. If you would like to purchase shares of our common stock, please proceed as directed in the “How to Subscribe” section of this prospectus.

Q:
If I buy shares of common stock, will I receive distributions and how often?

A:
Provided we have sufficient available cash flow, we expect to pay distributions on a monthly basis to our stockholders. Our distribution policy will be set by our board of directors and is subject to change based on available cash flow. Once our board of directors authorizes distributions, we expect that such distributions will have a daily record date so your distribution benefits will begin to accrue immediately upon becoming a stockholder. However, we cannot guarantee the amount of distributions we will pay, if any.

Q:
Will the distributions I receive be taxable as ordinary income?

A:
If you are a taxable stockholder, distributions that you receive, including distributions that are reinvested pursuant to the DRIP, generally will be taxed as ordinary income to the extent they are from our current or accumulated earnings and profits, unless we have designated all or a portion of the distribution as a capital gain distribution. In such case, such designated portion of the distribution will be treated as a capital gain. To the extent that we pay a distribution in excess of our current and accumulated earnings and profits, the distribution will be treated first as a tax-free return of capital, reducing the tax basis in your shares of our common stock, and the amount of each

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distribution in excess of your tax basis in your shares of our common stock will be taxable as a gain realized from the sale of your shares of our common stock.
For example, because depreciation expense reduces taxable income but does not reduce cash available for distribution, if our distributions exceed our current and accumulated earnings and profits, the portion of such distributions to you exceeding our current and accumulated earnings and profits (to the extent of your positive basis in your shares of our common stock) will be considered a return of capital to you for tax purposes. These amounts will not be subject to income tax immediately but will instead reduce the tax basis of your investment, in effect, deferring a portion of your income tax until you sell your shares of our common stock or we liquidate, assuming we do not pay any future distributions in excess of our current and accumulated earnings and profits at a time that your tax basis in your shares of our common stock is zero. If you are a tax-exempt entity, distributions from us generally will not constitute UBTI, unless you have borrowed to acquire or carry your stock or have used the shares of our common stock in a trade or business. There are exceptions to this rule for certain types of tax-exempt entities. Because each investor’s tax considerations are different, especially the treatment of tax-exempt entities, we suggest that you consult with your tax advisor. See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders,” the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Tax-Exempt Stockholders” and the “Distribution Reinvestment Plan” sections of this prospectus.

Q:
May I reinvest my distributions?

A:
Yes. See the “Distribution Reinvestment Plan” section of this prospectus for more information regarding the DRIP.

Q:
If I buy shares of common stock in this offering, how may I later sell them?

A:
At the time you purchase shares of our common stock, they will not be listed for trading on any national securities exchange. As a result, if you wish to sell your shares of our common stock, you may not be able to do so promptly or at all, or you may only be able to sell them at a substantial discount from the price you paid. In general, however, you may sell your shares of our common stock to any buyer that meets the applicable suitability standards unless such sale would cause the buyer to own more than 9.9% of the value of shares of our then outstanding capital stock (which includes common stock and any preferred stock we may issue) or more than 9.9% of the value or number of shares, whichever is more restrictive, of our then outstanding common stock. See the “Suitability Standards” and the “Description of Capital Stock — Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer” sections of this prospectus. Prior to the commencement of this offering, we intend to adopt a share repurchase plan, or our share repurchase plan, as discussed under the “Share Repurchase Plan” section of this prospectus, which may provide limited liquidity for some of our stockholders.

Q:
Will I be notified of how my investment is doing?

A:
Yes. You will receive periodic updates on the performance of your investment with us, including:

four quarterly investment statements, which will generally include a summary of the amount you have invested, the monthly distributions paid and the amount of distributions reinvested pursuant to the DRIP, as applicable;

an annual report after the end of each year; and

an annual Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, Form 1099, if applicable, after the end of each year.

Q:
When will I get my detailed tax information?

A:
Your Form 1099-DIV tax information will be mailed by January 31 of each year.

Q:
Who can help answer my questions?

A:
If you have any questions regarding this offering or if you would like additional copies of this prospectus, you should contact your registered representative or:

Griffin Capital Securities, LLC
18191 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 300
Irvine, California 92612
Telephone: (949) 270-9300

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
This prospectus summary highlights material information contained elsewhere in this prospectus. Because it is a summary, it may not contain all of the information that is important to your decision whether to invest in shares of our common stock. To understand this offering fully, you should read the entire prospectus carefully, including the “Risk Factors” section.
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.
We were formed as a Maryland corporation on January 23, 2015. We intend to provide investors the potential for income and growth through investment in a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities. We also may originate and acquire secured loans and other real estate-related investments on an infrequent and opportunistic basis. We generally will seek investments that produce current income. We intend to qualify and elect to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code beginning with our taxable year ending December 31, 2016, or the first year in which we commence material operations.
Our headquarters are located at 18191 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 300, Irvine, California 92612 and our telephone number is (949) 270-9200. We intend to maintain a website at www.healthcarereitiv.com where you can find additional information about us. The contents of that website are not incorporated by reference in, or otherwise a part of, this prospectus.
Summary Risk Factors
An investment in our common stock is subject to a number of risks. Listed below are some of the most significant risks relating to your investment.
There is no public market for the shares of our common stock. Shares of our common stock cannot be readily sold and there are significant restrictions on the ownership, transferability and repurchase of shares of our common stock. If you are able to sell your shares of our common stock, you likely would have to sell them at a substantial discount.
We have no operating history or established financing sources. Therefore, you may not be able to adequately evaluate our ability to achieve our investment objectives.
This is a “blind pool” offering because we have not identified any real estate or real estate-related investments to acquire with the net proceeds from this offering. As a result, you will not be able to evaluate the economic merits of our investments prior to their purchase. We may be unable to invest the net proceeds from this offering on acceptable terms to investors, or at all.
Until we generate operating cash flows sufficient to pay distributions to you, we may pay distributions from the net proceeds of this offering or from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. We may also be required to sell assets or issue new securities for cash in order to pay distributions. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds or borrowings that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to fund a majority of our initial years of distributions and that such distributions will represent a return of capital. We may also be required to sell assets or issue new securities for cash in order to pay distributions. Any such actions could reduce the amount of capital we ultimately invest in assets and negatively impact the amount of income available for future distributions.
We may incur substantial debt, which could hinder our ability to pay distributions to you or could decrease the value of your investment if the income from, or the value of, the property securing our debt falls.
This is a “best efforts” offering. If we raise substantially less than the maximum offering, we may not be able to invest in a diverse portfolio of real estate and real estate-related investments, and the value of your investment may fluctuate more widely with the performance of specific investments.
We will rely on our advisor and its affiliates for our day-to-day operations and the selection of our investments. We will pay substantial fees to our advisor and its affiliates for these services, and the agreements governing these fees were not all negotiated at arm’s-length. In addition, fees payable to our dealer manager and our advisor in our organizational stage will be based upon the gross offering proceeds and not on our properties’ performance. Such agreements may require us to pay more than we would if we were only using unaffiliated third parties and may not solely reflect your interests as a stockholder of our company.
Our advisor may be entitled to receive significant compensation in the event of our liquidation or in connection with a termination of the advisory agreement, even if such termination is the result of poor performance by our advisor.

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Many of our officers also are managing directors, officers and/or employees of one of our co-sponsors and other affiliated entities. As a result, our officers will face conflicts of interest, including significant conflicts in allocating time and investment opportunities among us and similar programs sponsored by one of our co-sponsors or its affiliates.
If we do not qualify as a REIT, we would be subject to federal income tax at regular corporate rates, which would adversely affect our operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
The amount of distributions we may pay, if any, is uncertain. Due to the risks involved in the ownership of real estate and real estate-related investments, there is no guarantee of any return on your investment in us and you may lose money.
This is a fixed price offering. The fixed offering price was arbitrarily determined by our board of directors and may not accurately represent the current value of our assets at any particular time.
We are not obligated, through our charter or otherwise, to effectuate a liquidity event, and we may not effect a liquidity event within our targeted time frame of five years after the completion of our offering stage, or at all. If we do not effect a liquidity event, you may have to hold your investment in shares of our common stock for an indefinite period of time.
The healthcare industry is heavily regulated, and new laws or regulations, changes to existing laws or regulations, loss of licensure or failure to obtain licensure could result in the inability of our tenants to make lease payments to us.
Our board of directors may change our investment objectives without seeking your approval.
Investment Objectives
Our investment objectives are:
to preserve, protect and return your capital contributions;
to pay regular cash distributions; and
to realize growth in the value of our investments upon our ultimate sale of such investments.
See the “Investment Objectives, Strategy and Criteria” section of this prospectus for a more complete description of our business and objectives.  
Description of Investments
We generally will seek to acquire a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities, such as long-term acute care centers, surgery centers, memory care facilities, specialty medical and diagnostic service facilities, laboratories and research facilities, pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturing facilities and offices leased to tenants in healthcare-related industries. We generally will seek investments that produce current income. We may acquire properties either alone or jointly with another party. We also may originate or acquire secured loans and other real estate-related investments on an infrequent and opportunistic basis. Our real estate-related investments may include mortgage, mezzanine, bridge and other loans, common and preferred stock of, or other interests in, public or private unaffiliated real estate companies, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and certain other securities, including collateralized debt obligations and foreign securities.
Estimated Use of Proceeds        
Depending primarily on the number of shares of our common stock we sell pursuant to this offering and assuming no shares are reallocated from the DRIP to our primary offering and the maximum primary offering amount of $3,000,000,000 is raised in the manner described in the “Estimated Use of Proceeds” section of this prospectus, we estimate that approximately 91.9% of the gross offering proceeds will be used to purchase real estate and real estate-related investments, pay down debt or to fund distributions if our cash flows from operations are insufficient. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to fund a majority of our initial distributions. We expect that the remaining 8.1% will be used to pay the costs of this offering, including selling commissions and the dealer manager fee, and to pay fees to our advisor for its services in connection with the selection and acquisition of properties. We will not pay selling commissions, a dealer manager fee or other organizational and offering expenses with respect to shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the DRIP; therefore, a greater percentage of the proceeds to us from such sales will be used to purchase real estate and real estate-related investments, and to fund our share repurchase plan.

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Minimum Offering(1)
 
Maximum Offering(1)
 
 
Amount
 
Percent
 
Amount
 
Percent
Gross Offering Proceeds
 
$
2,000,000

 
100
 %
 
$
3,000,000,000

 
100
 %
Less Public Offering Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling Commissions(2)
 
60,000

 
3.0

 
90,000,000

 
3.0

Dealer Manager Fee(2)
 
60,000

 
3.0

 
90,000,000

 
3.0

Advisor Funding of Dealer Manager Fee(2)
 
(40,000
)
 
(2.0
)
 
(60,000,000
)
 
(2.0
)
Other Organizational and Offering Expenses(3)
 
20,000

 
1.0

 
30,000,000

 
1.0

Advisor Funding of Other Organizational and Offering Expenses(3)
 
(20,000
)
 
(1.0
)
 
(30,000,000
)
 
(1.0)

Amount Available for Investment
 
$
1,920,000

 
96.0
 %
 
$
2,880,000,000

 
96.0
 %
Less Acquisition Costs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition Fees(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Base Acquisition Fees
 
$
41,500

 
2.05
 %
 
$
62,009,500

 
2.05
 %
Contingent Advisor Payment
 
41,500

 
2.05

 
62,009,500

 
2.05

Initial Working Capital Reserve
 

 

 

 

Amount Invested in Assets
 
$
1,920,000

 
96.0
 %
 
$
2,755,981,000

 
91.9
 %
 
 

(1)
We reserve the right to reallocate the shares of common stock we are offering between the primary offering and the DRIP, and among classes of stock if we elect to offer additional classes in the future.
(2)
We will pay our dealer manager selling commissions in an amount up to 3.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the primary offering. Our dealer manager also will receive a dealer manager fee in an amount equal to 3.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the primary offering, of which 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by us and the remaining 2.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by our advisor; however, our advisor intends to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee it funds through the receipt of the Contingent Advisor Payment, as described in note (4) below. We will also pay our dealer manager a quarterly stockholder servicing fee that will accrue daily in the amount of 1/365th of 1.0% of the purchase price per share of shares sold in our primary offering. We have excluded the stockholder servicing fee from this table, as we will pay the stockholder servicing fee from our cash flows from operations or, if our cash flows from operations are not sufficient to pay the stockholder servicing fee, from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. We have assumed for purposes of this table that the 3.0% selling commissions and 3.0% dealer manager fee will be paid at the time shares are sold. If the maximum selling commissions, dealer manager fees and stockholder servicing fees are paid, the total of such underwriting compensation will be 10.0% of the gross offering proceeds in the primary offering
(3)
Our advisor will fund all of our other organizational and offering expenses, which we anticipate will not exceed an amount equal to 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the sale of all shares. However, our advisor intends to recoup such expenses through the receipt of the Contingent Advisor Payment, as described in note (4) below.
(4)
For each property we acquire, we will pay our advisor or one of its affiliates acquisition fees of up to 4.50% of the contract purchase price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid, and for each real estate-related investment we originate or acquire, we will pay our advisor or one of its affiliates acquisition fees of up to 4.25% of the origination or acquisition price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid. These acquisition fees consist of a 2.25% or 2.00% base acquisition fee for real estate and real estate-related investments, respectively, and an additional 2.25% contingent advisor payment, or the Contingent Advisor Payment. The Contingent Advisor Payment allows our advisor to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses funded by our advisor. Therefore, the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment paid upon the closing of an acquisition shall not exceed the then outstanding amounts paid by our advisor for dealer manager fees and other organizational and offering expenses at the time of such closing. For these purposes, the amounts paid by our advisor and considered as “outstanding” will be reduced by the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment previously paid.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the initial $7.5 million of amounts paid by our advisor to fund the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses, or the Contingent Advisor Payment Holdback, will be retained by us until the later of the termination of our last public offering, or the third anniversary of the commencement date of this offering, at which time such amount shall be paid to our advisor or its affiliates.
 

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For purposes of this table, the 2.25% base acquisition fee and the 2.25% Contingent Advisor Payment are applied against the amount invested in assets shown in the table. However, the percentages that appear in this table are stated as a percentage of the gross offering proceeds shown in the table. As a result, the base acquisition fee and the Contingent Advisor Payment stated in the table each represent approximately 2.05% of the gross offering proceeds shown in the table.

Acquisition fees may be paid in connection with the purchase, development or construction of real properties, or the making of or investing in loans or other real estate-related investments. Acquisition fees do not include acquisition expenses, which may be paid from offering proceeds. For purposes of this table, we have assumed that (a) no real estate-related investments are originated or acquired and (b) no debt is incurred in respect of any property acquisitions. However, as disclosed throughout this prospectus, we expect to use leverage, which results in higher fees paid to our advisor and its affiliates. Assuming, in addition to our other assumptions, a maximum leverage of 50.0% of our assets, the maximum acquisition fees (including the Contingent Advisor Payment) would be approximately $214,768,000. Furthermore, under our charter, we have a limitation on borrowing that precludes us from borrowing in excess of 300% of our net assets without the approval of a majority of our independent directors. Generally speaking, the preceding calculation is expected to approximate 75.0% of the aggregate cost of our real estate and real estate-related investments before depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves. Assuming, in addition to our other assumptions, a maximum leverage of 75.0% of the aggregate cost of our real estate and real estate-related investments before depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves, the maximum acquisition fees (including the Contingent Advisor Payment) would be approximately $341,516,000. These assumptions may change due to different factors including changes in the allocation of shares of our common stock between the primary offering and the DRIP, the extent to which proceeds from the DRIP are used to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan and the extent to which we make real estate-related investments. To the extent that we issue new shares of our common stock outside of this offering or interests in our operating partnership in order to acquire real properties, then the acquisition fees and amounts invested in real properties will exceed the amount stated above.
Our Advisor
We will be advised by Griffin-American Advisor. Our advisor is a subsidiary of and jointly owned by our co-sponsors, American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital. Our advisor, which was formed in Delaware on January 23, 2015, will be responsible for supervising and managing our day-to-day operations.

Our advisor will use its best efforts, subject to the oversight and review of our board of directors, to, among other things, research, identify, review and make investments in and dispositions of properties and securities on our behalf consistent with our investment policies and objectives. Our advisor will perform its duties and responsibilities under an advisory agreement, or the advisory agreement, as our fiduciary. All of our officers are managing directors or employees of American Healthcare Investors or its affiliates.
Our Co-Sponsors
American Healthcare Investors
American Healthcare Investors, the managing member and 75.0% owner of our advisor, is an investment management firm formed in October 2014 that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate. American Healthcare Investors is 47.1% owned by AHI Group Holdings, LLC (formerly known as American Healthcare Investors LLC), or AHI Group Holdings, an investment management firm formed in August 2011 that has specialized in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate and founded by Jeffrey T. Hanson, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors; Danny Prosky, our President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer; and Mathieu B. Streiff, our Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Nationally recognized real estate executives, Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff have directly overseen in excess of $23.0 billion in combined acquisition and disposition transactions, more than $13.0 billion of which has been healthcare-related. NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM), or NSAM, indirectly owns approximately 45.1% of American Healthcare Investors and Mr. James F. Flaherty III, one of NSAM’s partners and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCP, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare REIT, owns approximately 7.8% of American Healthcare Investors. NSAM and its affiliates serve as the advisor and/or sponsor to other investment vehicles that invest in healthcare real estate and healthcare real estate-related assets, as well as other assets.
American Healthcare Investors manages a 29 million-square-foot portfolio of healthcare real estate valued at approximately $8.0 billion, based on aggregate purchase price, on behalf of multiple investment programs that include thousands of individual and institutional investors. As of February 1, 2016, this international portfolio includes approximately

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590 buildings comprised of medical office buildings, hospitals, senior housing, skilled nursing facilities and integrated senior care campuses located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Included in this managed portfolio are properties owned by Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc., or GA Healthcare REIT III, a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors. GA Healthcare REIT III is the only other real estate program currently sponsored by American Healthcare Investors, although American Healthcare Investors previously served as the co-sponsor of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc., or GA Healthcare REIT II, a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT that was acquired by NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., or NorthStar Realty Finance, a diversified commercial real estate company that is organized as a publicly-traded REIT listed on the NYSE and is externally managed by affiliates of NSAM, pursuant to a merger with GA Healthcare REIT II in December 2014 for approximately $4 billion in a combination of common stock and cash. Prior to the completion of the merger, GA Healthcare REIT II had completed 77 acquisitions comprising approximately 11.6 million square feet of GLA for an aggregate contract purchase price of approximately $3 billion.
Griffin Capital
Griffin Capital is a privately-owned real estate company with a 21-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed more than 650 transactions representing over $22.0 billion in transaction value, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed approximately 53.6 million square feet of space since 1995. As of February 1, 2016, Griffin Capital and its affiliates own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor a portfolio consisting of approximately 36.6 (1)  million square feet of space located in 29 states and 0.1 million square feet located in the United Kingdom, representing approximately $6.3 (1) billion in asset value, based on purchase price, including GA Healthcare REIT III. Griffin Capital also is the sponsor of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc., or GC REIT, and Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc., or GC REIT II, each of which is a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT, and is the co-sponsor of GA Healthcare REIT III. Griffin Capital is also the sponsor of Griffin-Benefit Street Partners BDC Corp., or GB-BDC, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that intends to elect to be regulated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act, and Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund, or GIREX, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is operated as an interval fund under the Investment Company Act. Griffin Securities serves as the dealer manager for GC REIT II, GB-BDC and our company, and as the exclusive wholesale marketing agent for GIREX. Griffin Securities also previously served as the dealer manager for GA Healthcare REIT II and GA Healthcare REIT III. Griffin Capital, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Griffin Capital Asset Management Company, LLC, indirectly owns 25.0% of our advisor.
Please see the “Management of Our Company — Our Co-Sponsors” section beginning on page 73 and the “Prior Performance Summary” section beginning on page 118 for a description of the programs sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital and a discussion of the material adverse business developments experienced by such programs.
Our Dealer Manager
Griffin Securities, an affiliate of Griffin Capital, serves as our dealer manager for this offering.
Our Board of Directors and Executive Officers
We operate under the direction of our board of directors, the members of which are accountable to us and our stockholders as fiduciaries. The board of directors is responsible for the management and control of our affairs. Our board of directors will consist of five members, two of which will be designated by AHI Group Holdings (one of such designees will be independent of our co-sponsors, our advisor or any of their affiliates), two of which will be designated by NSAM (one of such designees will be independent of our co-sponsors, our advisor or any of their affiliates), and one of which (who will be independent of our co-sponsors, our advisor or any of their affiliates) will be mutually agreed upon by AHI Group Holdings and NSAM. Currently, we have one director, Jeffrey T. Hanson, and four director nominees, Ronald J. Lieberman, Brian J. Flornes, Dianne Hurley and Wilbur J. Smith III. Messrs. Hanson and Smith have been designated by AHI Group Holdings, Mr. Lieberman and Ms. Hurley have been designated by NSAM and Mr. Flornes has been mutually agreed upon by AHI Group Holdings and NSAM. Ms. Hurley and Messrs. Flornes and Smith are each independent of our co-sponsors, our advisor, or any of their affiliates. Our charter requires that a majority of our directors be independent of our co-sponsors, our advisor, or any of their affiliates except for a period of up to 60 days after the death, removal or resignation of an independent director
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(1)      Includes the property information related to a joint venture with affiliates of Digital Realty Trust, L.P. and a joint venture in which GA Healthcare REIT III holds a majority interest.


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pending the election of such independent director’s successor. Our charter also provides that our independent directors are responsible for reviewing the performance of our advisor and must approve certain matters set forth in our charter. Our directors will be elected annually by our stockholders. We have five executive officers, including Mr. Hanson, our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Prosky, our President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mathieu B. Streiff, our Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Stefan K.L. Oh, our Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, and Cora Lo, our Assistant General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Hanson, Mr. Prosky, Mr. Streiff, Mr. Oh and Ms. Lo are all employees of American Healthcare Investors.
   For more information regarding our directors and executive officers, see the “Management of Our Company — Directors and Executive Officers” section of this prospectus.
Our Operating Partnership
We intend to own all of our assets through our operating partnership, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Holdings, LP, or its subsidiaries. We are the sole general partner of our operating partnership and our advisor is a limited partner of our operating partnership. Our advisor has certain subordinated distribution rights in addition to its rights as a limited partner in the event certain performance-based conditions are satisfied. See “— Compensation to Our Advisor, Our Dealer Manager and Their Affiliates” below for a summary description of our advisor’s subordinated distribution rights.
Conflicts of Interest
Our officers are also managing directors, officers and/or employees of our advisor, one of our co-sponsors, and/or other affiliated entities and they may become involved in advising and investing in other real estate entities, including other REITs, which may give rise to conflicts of interest. As a result, such persons may experience conflicts between their fiduciary obligations to us and their fiduciary obligations to, and pecuniary interests in, our co-sponsors and their affiliated entities.
Our advisor will also experience the following conflicts of interest in connection with the management of our business affairs:
our advisor and its affiliates must determine how to allocate investment opportunities between us and other real estate programs managed by our co-sponsors, their affiliates and subsidiaries;
our advisor may compete with other American Healthcare Investors, Griffin Capital and NSAM programs for the same tenants in negotiating leases or in selling similar properties at the same time; and
our advisor and its affiliates will receive fees in connection with transactions involving the purchase, management and sale of our properties regardless of the quality or performance of the investments acquired or the services provided to us.
For further information regarding these conflicts and certain conflict resolution restrictions and procedures, see the “Risk Factors — Investment Risks,” “Conflicts of Interest — Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc.,” “Conflicts of Interest — Allocation Policies” and “Conflicts of Interest — Certain Conflict Resolution Restrictions and Procedures” sections of this prospectus.

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Our Structure
The following chart indicates the relationship among us, our advisor and certain of its affiliates.

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Compensation to Our Advisor, Our Dealer Manager and Their Affiliates
We will pay to our advisor, our dealer manager and their affiliates substantial compensation and reimbursement for services relating to this offering and the investment and management of our assets. The most significant items of compensation we expect to pay to our advisor, our dealer manager and their affiliates are included in the table below. The selling commissions and dealer manager fee may vary for different categories of purchasers, as described in the “Plan of Distribution” section of this prospectus. The estimated dollar amounts for the minimum offering in the table below assume the sale of $2,000,000 in Class T shares, and the estimated dollar amounts for the maximum offering in the table below assume the sale of $3,000,000,000 in Class T shares. The table below also assumes that such shares will be sold through distribution channels associated with the highest possible selling commissions and dealer manager fee and that no shares of our common stock are sold pursuant to the DRIP.
Type of Compensation
(Recipient)
 
Description and
Method of Computation
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Minimum Offering
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Maximum Offering
Offering Stage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling Commissions
        (our dealer manager)
 
Generally, up to 3.0% of gross offering proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock sold pursuant to our primary offering (all or a portion of which may be reallowed by our dealer manager to participating broker-dealers). No selling commissions are payable on shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the DRIP.
 
$60,000
 
$90,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dealer Manager Fee
     (our dealer manager)
 
Generally, up to 3.0% of gross offering proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the primary offering (all or a portion of which may be reallowed by our dealer manager to participating broker-dealers) , of which 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by us and the remaining 2.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by our advisor; however, our advisor intends to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee it funds through the receipt of the Contingent Advisor Payment as part of our acquisition fees, as described below.  No dealer manager fee is payable on shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the DRIP.
 
$60,000 ($20,000 of which would be funded by us and $40,000 of which would be funded by our advisor, subject to our advisor’s intent to recoup such funded amount)
 
$90,000,000 ($30,000,000 of which would be funded by us and $60,000,000 of which would be funded by our advisor, subject to our advisor’s intent to recoup such funded amount)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Organizational and Offering Expenses
 
Our advisor will fund all of our other organizational and offering expenses; however, our advisor intends to recoup such expenses through the Contingent Advisor Payment as part of our acquisition fees, as described below. Based on the experience of our co-sponsors and their affiliates, we anticipate that the other organizational and offering expenses will not exceed 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds for shares of our common stock sold pursuant to our primary offering. No other organizational and offering expenses will be paid with respect to shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the DRIP.
 
$20,000 (all of which would be funded by our advisor, subject to our advisor’s intent to recoup such expenses)
 
$30,000,000 (all of which would be funded by our advisor, subject to our advisor’s intent to recoup such expenses)


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Type of Compensation
(Recipient)
 
Description and
Method of Computation
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Minimum Offering
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Maximum Offering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition and Development Stage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholder Servicing Fee (our dealer manager)

 
A quarterly fee that will accrue daily in an amount equal to 1/365 th  of 1.0% of the purchase price per share (or, once reported, the amount of our estimated NAV per share) of shares sold in our primary offering up to a maximum of 4.0% in the aggregate. We will cease paying the stockholder servicing fee with respect to the shares sold in this offering at the earliest of (i) the date at which the aggregate underwriting compensation from all sources equals 10.0% of the gross proceeds from the sale of shares in our primary offering ( i.e. , excluding proceeds from sales pursuant to the DRIP); (ii) the fourth anniversary of the last day of the fiscal quarter in which our initial public offering (excluding the DRIP offering) terminates; (iii) the date that such share is redeemed or is no longer outstanding; and (iv) the occurrence of a merger, listing on a national securities exchange, or an extraordinary transaction. We cannot predict if or when this will occur. Our dealer manager may, in its discretion, reallow to participating broker-dealers all or a portion of the stockholder servicing fee for services that such participating broker-dealers perform in connection with the shares of our common stock.
 
$80,000
 
$120,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition Fee (including base acquisition fee and Contingent Advisor Payment) (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
Up to 4.50% of the contract purchase price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid, of each property we acquire or, with respect to any real estate-related investment we originate or acquire, up to 4.25% of the origination or acquisition price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid. The 4.50% or 4.25% acquisition fees consist of a 2.25% or 2.00% base acquisition fee for real estate and real estate-related acquisitions, respectively, and an additional 2.25% Contingent Advisor Payment. The Contingent Advisor Payment allows our advisor to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses funded by our advisor. Therefore, the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment paid upon the closing of an acquisition shall not exceed the then outstanding amounts paid by our advisor for dealer manager fees and other organizational and offering expenses at the time of such closing. For these purposes, the amounts paid by our advisor and considered as “outstanding” will be reduced by the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment previously paid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Contingent Advisor Payment Holdback of the initial $7.5 million of
 
$41,500 for base acquisition fee and $41,500 for Contingent Advisor Payment, for total acquisition fees of $83,000
 
$62,009,500 for base acquisition fee and $62,009,500 for Contingent Advisor Payment, for total acquisition fees of $124,019,000 assuming no debt or $214,768,000 assuming leverage of 50.0% of the contract purchase price or $341,516,000 assuming leverage of 75.0% of the contract purchase price

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amounts paid by our advisor to fund the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses shall be retained by us until the later of the termination of our last public offering, or the third anniversary of the commencement date of this offering, at which time such amount shall be paid to our advisor or its affiliates. Our advisor or its affiliates will be entitled to receive these acquisition fees for properties and real estate-related investments acquired with funds raised in this offering, including acquisitions completed after the termination of the advisory agreement (including imputed leverage of 50.0% on funds raised in this offering) or funded with net proceeds from the sale of a property or real estate-related investment, subject to certain conditions. Our advisor may waive or defer all or a portion of the acquisition fee at any time and from time to time, in our advisor’s sole discretion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Development Fee (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
In the event our advisor or its affiliates provide development-related services, we may pay the respective party a development fee in an amount that is usual and customary for comparable services rendered for similar projects in the geographic market where the services are provided; however, we will not pay a development fee to our advisor or its affiliates if our advisor elects to receive an acquisition fee based on the cost of such development.
 
Amount is not determinable.
 
Amount is not determinable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reimbursement of Acquisition Expenses (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
All expenses actually incurred related to selecting, evaluating and acquiring assets, which will be reimbursed regardless of whether an asset is acquired.
 
Actual amount depends upon the actual expenses incurred, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
Actual amount depends upon the actual expenses incurred, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
Operational Stage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset Management Fee (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
A monthly asset management fee equal to one-twelfth of 0.80% of the average invested assets. For such purposes, “average invested assets” means the average of the aggregate book value of our assets invested, directly or indirectly, in real estate properties and real estate-related investments, including equity interests in and loan receivables secured by real estate properties and real estate-related investments, before deducting depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves, computed by taking the average of such values at the end of each month during the period of calculation. Subject to certain limitations, the asset management fee will be paid in cash or shares of our common stock at the election of our advisor.
 
Actual amount depends upon the average invested assets, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
Actual amount depends upon the average invested assets, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.

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Type of Compensation
(Recipient)
 
Description and
Method of Computation
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Minimum Offering
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Maximum Offering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property Management Fees (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
Our advisor or its affiliates, including AHI Management Services, Inc., or AHI Management Services, may provide property management services with respect to our properties or may sub-contract these duties to any third party and provide oversight of such third party property manager. For any stand-alone, single-tenant net leased property, we will pay our advisor or its affiliates a property management oversight fee of 1.0% of the gross monthly cash receipts with respect to such property, except for such properties operated utilizing the structure permitted by the REIT Investment Diversification and Empowerment Act of 2007, which is commonly referred to as a “RIDEA” structure (the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code authorizing the RIDEA structure were enacted as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008), for which we will pay a property management oversight fee of 1.5% of the gross monthly cash receipts with respect to such property. For any property that is not a stand-alone, single-tenant net leased property and for which our advisor or its affiliates provide oversight of a third party that performs the duties of a property manager with respect to such property, we will pay our advisor or its affiliates a property management oversight fee of 1.5% of the gross monthly cash receipts with respect to such property. Any property management oversight fee paid to our advisor or its affiliates shall be in addition to any fee paid to a third party to perform the duties of a property manager with respect to the respective property. For any property that is not a stand-alone, single-tenant net leased property and for which our advisor or its affiliates directly serve as the property manager without sub-contracting such duties to a third party, our advisor or its affiliates shall receive a property management fee that is approved by a majority of our directors, including a majority of our independent directors, not otherwise interested in such transaction as being fair and reasonable to us and on terms and conditions not less favorable to us than those available from unaffiliated third parties. We also will reimburse our advisor or its affiliates for property-level expenses that such entities pay or incur on our behalf, including salaries, bonuses and benefits of persons employed by our advisor or its affiliates except for the salaries, bonuses and benefits of persons who also serve as one of our executive officers or as an executive officer of our advisor or its affiliates. In addition, we may pay our advisor or its affiliates a separate fee for any leasing activities in an amount not to exceed the fee
 
Actual amount depends upon the gross monthly cash receipts of the properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.

 
Actual amount depends upon the gross monthly cash receipts of the properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.


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Type of Compensation
(Recipient)
 
Description and
Method of Computation
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Minimum Offering
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Maximum Offering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
customarily charged in arm’s-length transactions by others rendering similar services in the same geographic area for similar properties as determined by a survey of brokers and agents in such area. Such fee is generally expected to range from 3.0% to 6.0% of the gross revenues generated during the initial term of the lease. However, the actual percentage is variable and will depend on factors such as geographic location and real property type (such as a medical office or a healthcare-related property).
 
 
 
 
Construction Management Fee (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
In the event that our advisor or its affiliates assist with planning and coordinating the construction of any capital or tenant improvements, the respective party may be paid up to 5.0% of the cost of such improvements.
 
Actual amount is not determinable.

 
Actual amount is not determinable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquidity Stage  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disposition Fees (our advisor or its affiliates)
 
Up to the lesser of 2.0% of the contract sales price or 50.0% of a customary competitive real estate commission given the circumstances surrounding the sale, in each case as determined by our board of directors (including a majority of our independent directors), upon the provision of a substantial amount of the services in the sales effort. The amount of disposition fees paid, when added to the real estate commissions paid to unaffiliated parties, will not exceed the lesser of the customary competitive real estate commission or an amount equal to 6.0% of the contract sales price.
 
Actual amount depends upon the sale price of properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
Actual amount depends upon the sale price of properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subordinated Participation Interest in Healthcare REIT IV OP (our advisor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
•  Subordinated Distribution of Net Sales Proceeds (payable only if we liquidate our portfolio while Griffin-American Advisor is serving as our advisor)
 
After distributions to our stockholders, in the aggregate, of a full return of capital raised from stockholders (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan) plus an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock, as adjusted for distributions of net sale proceeds, the distribution will be equal to 15.0% of the remaining net proceeds from the sales of properties.
 
Actual amount depends upon the sale price of properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
Actual amount depends upon the sale price of properties, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.

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Type of Compensation
(Recipient)
 
Description and
Method of Computation
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Minimum Offering
 
Estimated Dollar
Amount for
Maximum Offering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
•  Subordinated Distribution in Redemption of Limited Partnership Units Upon Listing (payable only if the shares of our common stock are listed on a national securities exchange while Griffin-American Advisor is serving as our advisor)
 
Upon the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, in redemption of our advisor’s limited partnership units, a distribution equal to 15.0% of the amount by which (1) the market value of our outstanding common stock at listing plus distributions paid prior to listing exceeds (2) the sum of the total amount of capital raised from stockholders (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan) and the amount of cash equal to an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return to stockholders on the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock through the date of listing.
 
Actual amount depends upon the market value of our common stock at the time of listing, among other factors, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.
 
Actual amount depends upon the market value of our common stock at the time of listing, among other factors, and, therefore, cannot be determined at this time.

Upon termination or non-renewal of the advisory agreement, our advisor shall also be entitled to a subordinated distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units similar to the subordinated distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units upon listing described above, which we refer to as the subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon termination; provided however, that our advisor will not be entitled to a separate internalization fee in connection with an internalization transaction (acquisition of management functions from our advisor). Such distribution in redemption of limited partnership units, if any, will be equal to 15.0% of the amount, if any, by which (1) the appraised value of our assets on the termination date, less any indebtedness secured by such assets, plus total distributions paid through the termination date, exceeds (2) the sum of the total amount of capital raised from stockholders (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan) and the total amount of cash equal to an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return to stockholders on the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock through the termination date. The subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon termination shall not be paid until after our stockholders have received distributions, in the aggregate, of a full return of capital raised from stockholders (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan) plus an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on the gross proceeds from the shares of our common stock, as adjusted for distribution of net sale proceeds. Our operating partnership may satisfy the obligation to pay the subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon termination by either paying cash or issuing a non-interest bearing promissory note that will be repaid from the net sale proceeds of each sale after the date of the termination. If the promissory note is issued and not paid within two years after the issuance of the note, we would be required to purchase the promissory note in exchange for cash or shares of our common stock, at our discretion. If shares are used for payment, we do not anticipate that they will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and, therefore, will be subject to restrictions on transferability.

In addition, our advisor may elect to defer its right to receive a subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon termination until either a listing or other liquidity event, including a liquidation, sale of substantially all of our assets or merger in which our stockholders receive, in exchange for their shares of our common stock, shares of a company that are traded on a national securities exchange. If our advisor elects to defer the payment and there is a listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange or a merger in which our stockholders receive, in exchange for their shares of our common stock, shares of a company that are traded on a national securities exchange, our advisor will be entitled to receive a distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units in an amount equal to 15.0% of the amount, if any, by which (1) the fair market value of the assets of our operating partnership (determined by appraisal as of the listing date or the agreed upon value of the assets as of the merger date, as applicable) owned as of the termination of the advisory agreement, plus any assets acquired after such termination for which our advisor was entitled to receive an acquisition fee, or the included assets, less any indebtedness secured by the included assets, plus the cumulative distributions made by our operating partnership to us and the limited partners who received partnership units in connection with the acquisition of the included assets, from our inception through the listing date or merger date, as applicable, exceeds (2) the sum of t he total amount of capital raised from stockholders and the capital value of partnership units issued in connection with the acquisition of the included assets through the listing date or merger date, as applicable, excluding certain capital raised after the termination event (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan), plus an amount equal to an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on such gross proceeds and the capital value of such partnership units measured for the period from inception through the listing date or merger date, as applicable. If our advisor elects to defer

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the payment and there is a liquidation or sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the operating partnership, then our advisor will be entitled to receive a distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units in an amount equal to 15.0% of the net proceeds from the sale of the included assets, after subtracting distributions to our stockholders and the limited partners who received partnership units in connection with the acquisition of the included assets of (1) their initial invested capital (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan) through the date of the liquidity event plus (2) an amount equal to an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on such gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock measured for the period from inception through the liquidity event date.

If our advisor receives the subordinated distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units upon a listing, it would no longer be entitled to receive subordinated distributions of net sales proceeds or the subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon a termination of the advisory agreement. If our advisor receives the subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon termination of the advisory agreement, it would no longer be entitled to receive subordinated distributions of net sales proceeds or the subordinated distribution in redemption of limited partnership units upon listing. In no event will the amount paid under the non-interest bearing promissory note, if any, exceed the amount considered presumptively reasonable by the Statement of Policy Regarding Real Estate Investment Trusts adopted by the North American Securities Administrators Association, or the NASAA Guidelines.

All organizational and offering expenses, including selling commissions, dealer manager fees and stockholder servicing fees, will be capped at 15.0% of the gross proceeds of this offering. There are many additional conditions and restrictions on the amount of compensation our advisor and its affiliates may receive.

The Contingent Advisor Payment, as described above, would allow our advisor to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses it funds. We will be obligated to pay the Contingent Advisor Payment until all such expenses have been recouped by our advisor. The inclusion of the Contingent Advisor Payment in our acquisition fees will cause the aggregate acquisition fees we pay to exceed the prevailing market average for such fees in the non-traded REIT industry until such time as we are no longer obligated to pay our advisor the Contingent Advisor Payment. However, we believe that the aggregate of all fees and expenses we will pay to our advisor and its affiliates are near the prevailing market average for such aggregate fees and expenses. For a more detailed explanation of the fees and expenses payable to our advisor and its affiliates, see the “Compensation Table” section of this prospectus.

Prior Investment Programs

The “Prior Performance Summary” section of this prospectus contains a discussion of the programs sponsored or co-sponsored by our co-sponsors, American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital, through December 31, 2014. There have been two other investment programs previously co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and its affiliates, GA Healthcare REIT II and GA Healthcare REIT III, whereas Griffin Capital has sponsored a number of other investment programs. Certain financial data relating to the programs sponsored or co-sponsored by our co-sponsors is also provided in the “Prior Performance Tables” in Exhibit A to this prospectus. The prior performance of our co-sponsors’ previous real estate programs may not be indicative of our performance and, thus, you should not assume that you will experience financial performance and returns comparable to those experienced by investors in these prior programs. You may experience a small return or no return on, or may lose some or all of, your investment in the shares of our common stock. See “Risk Factors — Investment Risks — We have no operating history. Therefore, you may not be able to adequately evaluate our ability to achieve our investment objectives, and the prior performance of other programs sponsored or co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital may not be an accurate predictor of our future results.”

Material Adverse Business Developments — Griffin Capital

As the commercial real estate industry has been affected by the recent economic crisis, certain Griffin Capital sponsored investment programs that substantially completed their primary equity offerings at or prior to the end of 2007 were adversely affected by the subsequent disruptions to the economy generally and the real estate market in particular. These economic conditions have adversely affected the financial condition of many of these programs’ tenants and lease guarantors, resulting in tenant defaults or bankruptcies. Further, lowered asset values, as a result of declining occupancies, reduced rental rates, and greater tenant concessions and leasing costs, have reduced investor returns in these investment programs because these factors not only reduce current returns to investors but also negatively impact the ability of these investment programs to refinance or sell their assets and to realize gains thereon.
In response to these economic stresses, several Griffin Capital sponsored investment programs have altered their overall strategies to focus on capital conservation, debt extensions and restructurings, reduction of operating expenses, management of lease renewals and re-tenanting, declining occupancies and rental rates, and increases in tenant concessions and leasing costs.

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These programs include Griffin Capital (Puente Hills) Investors, LLC, which purchased a car dealership that was shut down by its parent company, resulting in a cessation of distributions to investors and the sale of the property at a loss pursuant to a court order. The arbitration and litigation actions originally filed in this matter have been settled with the program investors, and the named parties in the litigation have been dismissed with prejudice, although the appraiser of the property remains a party to the lawsuit and has the right to bring the named parties back into the litigation. In addition, the tenants on the properties acquired by Griffin Capital (ARG) Investors, DST and Griffin Capital (Westmont) Investors, LLC declared bankruptcy, resulting in the cessation of distributions to investors in those programs. Subsequently, the tenant’s lease on the property acquired by Griffin Capital (Westmont) Investors, LLC was affirmed in the tenant’s bankruptcy action and a lease amendment was executed that required the landlord to pay the tenant’s letter of credit fee. With regard to the property acquired by Griffin Capital (ARG) Investors, DST, the loan encumbering the properties was subsequently worked out and the assets sold off. Furthermore, certain other privately-offered programs sponsored by Griffin Capital have experienced tenant vacancies due to bankruptcies, merger or lease expirations or other similar adverse developments, which has caused certain investments to perform below expectations. For additional information regarding the material adverse business developments experienced by some of the prior investment programs sponsored by our co-sponsors, see the “Prior Performance Summary — Programs Sponsored by Griffin Capital — Private Programs — Overview — Material Adverse Business Developments” and the “Prior Performance Summary — Private Programs — Overview — Other Private Programs and Griffin Capital Investments — Material Adverse Business Developments — Other Private Programs and Griffin Capital Investments” sections of this prospectus.
Distribution Reinvestment Plan
During this offering, you may participate in the DRIP and elect to have the distributions you receive reinvested in shares of our common stock at a reduced price of 95.0% of the primary offering price per share, or $9.50 per share assuming, a $10.00 per share primary offering price. We may suspend or terminate the DRIP at our discretion at any time upon ten days’ notice to you. See the “Distribution Reinvestment Plan” section of this prospectus for a further explanation of the DRIP, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit C to this prospectus.
Distribution Policy
In order to qualify as a REIT, we are required to distribute at least 90.0% of our annual taxable income, excluding net capital gains, to our stockholders. We cannot predict if we will generate sufficient cash flow to pay cash distributions to our stockholders on an ongoing basis, and we have no plans regarding when distributions will commence. The amount of any cash distributions will be determined by our board of directors and will depend on the amount of distributable funds, current and projected cash requirements, tax considerations, any limitations imposed by the terms of indebtedness we may incur and other factors. If our investments produce sufficient cash flow, we expect to pay distributions to you on a monthly basis. Because our cash available for distribution in any year may be less than 90.0% of our taxable income for the year, we may be required to borrow money, use proceeds from the issuance of securities (in this offering or subsequent offerings, if any) or sell assets to pay out enough of our taxable income to satisfy the distribution requirement. We have not established any limit on the amount of proceeds from this offering that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law. See the “Description of Capital Stock — Distribution Policy” section of this prospectus for a further explanation of our distribution policy.
Liquidity Events
On a limited basis, you may be able to sell your shares of our common stock through our share repurchase plan described below. However, in the future, our board of directors will also consider various forms of liquidity, each of which we refer to as a liquidity event, including: (1) a listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange; (2) our sale or merger in a transaction that provides our stockholders with a combination of cash and/or securities of a publicly traded company; and (3) the sale of all or substantially all of our assets for cash or other consideration. We presently intend to effect a liquidity event within five years after the completion of our offering stage, which we deem to be the period during which we are offering shares of our common stock to the public for cash, including this and any subsequent public offerings but excluding any offerings pursuant to the DRIP or that are limited to any benefit plans. However, we cannot assure you that we will effect a liquidity event within such time or at all. In making the decision whether to effect a liquidity event, our board of directors will try to determine which alternative will result in greater value for our stockholders. Certain merger transactions and the sale of all or substantially all of our assets as well as liquidation and dissolution would require the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of our common stock.

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Share Repurchase Plan
An investment in shares of our common stock should be made as a long-term investment which is consistent with our investment objectives. However, to accommodate stockholders for an unanticipated or unforeseen need or desire to sell their shares of our common stock, prior to the commencement of this offering, we intend to adopt a share repurchase plan to allow stockholders to sell shares of our common stock to us, subject to limitations and restrictions. Repurchases of shares of our common stock, when requested, are at our sole discretion and will generally be made quarterly. All repurchases are subject to a one-year holding period, except for repurchases made in connection with a stockholder’s death or “qualifying disability,” as defined in our share repurchase plan. Subject to funds being available, we will limit the number of shares of our common stock repurchased during any calendar year to 5.0% of the weighted average number of shares of our common stock outstanding during the prior calendar year; provided however, that shares of our common stock subject to a repurchase requested upon the death of a stockholder will not be subject to this cap. Funds for the repurchase of shares of our common stock will come exclusively from the cumulative proceeds we receive from the sale of shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP. Due to these limitations, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all repurchase requests.
Unless the shares of our common stock are being repurchased in connection with a stockholder’s death or qualifying disability, the prices per share at which we will repurchase shares of our common stock will be as follows:
for stockholders who have continuously held their shares of our common stock for at least one year, 92.5% of the Repurchase Amount (as described below);
for stockholders who have continuously held their shares of our common stock for at least two years, 95.0% of the Repurchase Amount;
for stockholders who have continuously held their shares of our common stock for at least three years, 97.5% of the Repurchase Amount; and
for stockholders who have continuously held their shares of our common stock for at least four years, 100% of the Repurchase Amount.

At any time we are engaged in an offering of shares, the Repurchase Amount for shares purchased under our share repurchase plan will always be equal to or lower than the applicable per share offering price. As long as we are engaged in an offering, the Repurchase Amount shall be the lesser of the amount you paid for your shares of common stock or the per share offering price in the current offering. If we are no longer engaged in an offering, the Repurchase Amount will be determined by our board of directors. Our board of directors will announce any purchase price adjustment and the time period of its effectiveness as a part of its regular communications with our stockholders. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if shares of our common stock are to be repurchased in connection with a stockholder’s death or qualifying disability, the repurchase price shall be 100% of the price paid to acquire the shares of our common stock.
If funds are not available to repurchase all shares of our common stock for which repurchase requests were received by the end of the calendar quarter, shares of our common stock will be purchased on a pro rata basis and any unfulfilled requests will be held until the next calendar quarter, unless withdrawn; provided however, we may give priority to the repurchase of a deceased stockholder’s shares of our common stock or shares of a stockholder with a qualifying disability.
The purchase price for repurchased shares will be adjusted for any stock dividends, combinations, splits, recapitalizations, or similar corporate actions with respect to our common stock. At any time the repurchase price is determined by any method other than the NAV of the shares of our common stock, if we have sold property and have made one or more special distributions to our stockholders of all or a portion of the net proceeds from such sales, the per share repurchase price will be reduced by the net sales proceeds per share distributed to investors prior to the repurchase date. Our board of directors will, in its sole discretion, determine which distributions, if any, constitute a special distribution. While our board of directors does not have specific criteria for determining a special distribution, we expect that a special distribution will occur only upon the sale of a property and the subsequent distribution of the net sale proceeds.
We will terminate our share repurchase plan if and when the shares of our common stock become listed on a national securities exchange or earlier if our board of directors determines that it is in our best interest to terminate the program. Our board of directors may amend or modify any provision of, or suspend, our share repurchase plan at any time upon 30 days’ written notice. Our co-sponsors, advisor, directors or any affiliates thereof may not receive any fees arising out of our repurchase of shares. See the “Share Repurchase Plan” section of this prospectus for further explanation of our share repurchase plan and Exhibit D to this prospectus for a copy of our share repurchase plan.

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Tax-Exempt Entities and ERISA Considerations
The “Tax-Exempt Entities and ERISA Considerations” section of this prospectus describes certain considerations associated with a purchase of shares of our common stock by a pension, profit sharing or other employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or ERISA, or by an IRA subject to Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code. Any plan or account trustee or individual considering purchasing shares of our common stock for or on behalf of such a plan or account should read that section of this prospectus very carefully.
Restrictions on Share Ownership
Our charter contains restrictions on ownership of the shares of stock that prevent any individual or entity from acquiring beneficial ownership of more than 9.9% of the value of shares of our then outstanding capital stock (which includes common stock and any preferred stock we may issue) or more than 9.9% of the value or number of shares, whichever is more restrictive, of our then outstanding common stock. See the “Description of Capital Stock — Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer” section of this prospectus for further explanation of the restrictions on ownership of shares of our capital stock.
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
In April 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or the JOBS Act. We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in the JOBS Act, and are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from, or reduced accounting disclosure obligations relating to, various reporting requirements that are normally applicable to public companies. Such exemptions include, among other things, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced accounting disclosure obligations relating to executive compensation in proxy statements and periodic reports, and exemptions from the requirement to hold stockholder votes on executive compensation. Other than as set forth in the following paragraph, we have not yet made a decision whether to take advantage of any or all of such exemptions. If we decide to take advantage of any of the remaining exemptions, some investors may find our common stock a less attractive investment as a result.
Additionally, under Section 107 of the JOBS Act, an “emerging growth company” may take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for complying with new or revised accounting standards. This means an “emerging growth company” can delay adopting certain accounting standards until such standards are otherwise applicable to private companies. However, we are electing to “opt out” of such extended transition period, and will therefore comply with new or revised accounting standards on the applicable dates on which the adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that our decision to opt out of such extended transition period for compliance with new or revised accounting standards is irrevocable.
We could remain an “emerging growth company” for up to five years, or until the earliest of (i) the last day of the first fiscal year in which we have total annual gross revenue of $1 billion or more, (ii) the date that we become a “large accelerated filer,” as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which would occur if the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million, measured as of the last business day of our most recently completed second fiscal quarter), or (iii) the date on which we have, during the preceding three-year period, issued more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt.
About this Prospectus
This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, using a continuous offering process. Periodically, as we make material investments or have other material developments, we will provide a prospectus supplement that may add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. Any statement that we make in this prospectus will be modified or superseded by any inconsistent statement made by us in a subsequent prospectus supplement. The registration statement we filed with the SEC includes exhibits that provide more detailed descriptions of the matters discussed in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the related exhibits filed with the SEC and any prospectus supplement, together with additional information described in the “Where You Can Find Additional Information” section of this prospectus.

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Investment Company Act Considerations
We intend to conduct our operations, and the operations of our operating partnership and any other subsidiaries, so that no such entity meets the definition of an “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act. Under the Investment Company Act, in relevant part, a company is an “investment company” if:
pursuant to Section 3(a)(1)(A), it is, or holds itself out as being, engaged primarily, or proposes to engage primarily, in the business of investing, reinvesting or trading in securities; or
pursuant to Section 3(a)(1)(C), it is engaged, or proposes to engage, in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading in securities and owns or proposes to acquire “investment securities” having a value exceeding 40.0% of the value of its total assets (exclusive of U.S. government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis. “Investment securities” excludes U.S. government securities and securities of majority-owned subsidiaries that are not themselves investment companies and are not relying on the exception from the definition of investment company under Section 3(c)(1) or Section 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act.

We intend to primarily engage in the business of investing in real estate assets; however, our portfolio may include, to a much lesser extent, other real estate-related investments. We also may acquire real estate assets through investments in joint venture entities, including joint venture entities in which we may not own a controlling interest. We anticipate that our assets generally will be held in wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries of the company, each formed to hold a particular asset. We intend to monitor our operations and our assets on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that neither we, nor any of our subsidiaries, meet the definition of “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act. Among other things, we will attempt to monitor the proportion of our portfolio that is placed in investments in securities.


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RISK FACTORS
Before you invest in our common stock, you should be aware that your investment is subject to various risks, including those described below. You should carefully consider these risks together with all of the other information included in this prospectus before you decide to purchase any shares of our common stock.
Investment Risks
There is no public market for the shares of our common stock. Therefore, it will be difficult for you to sell your shares of our common stock and, if you are able to sell your shares of our common stock, you will likely sell them at a substantial discount.
There currently is no public market for the shares of our common stock. We do not expect a public market for our stock to develop prior to the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, which we do not expect to occur in the near future and which may not occur at all. Additionally, our charter contains restrictions on the ownership and transfer of shares of our stock, and these restrictions may inhibit your ability to sell your shares of our common stock. Our charter provides that no person may own more than 9.9% in value of our issued and outstanding shares of capital stock or more than 9.9% in value or in number of shares, whichever is more restrictive, of the issued and outstanding shares of our common stock. Any purported transfer of the shares of our common stock that would result in a violation of either of these limits will result in such shares being transferred to a trust for the benefit of a charitable beneficiary or such transfer being declared null and void. Prior to the commencement of this offering, we intend to adopt a share repurchase plan, but it is limited in terms of the amount of shares of our common stock which may be repurchased annually and is subject to our board of directors’ discretion. Our board of directors may also amend, suspend, or terminate our share repurchase plan at any time upon 30 days’ written notice. Therefore, it will be difficult for you to sell your shares of our common stock promptly or at all. If you are able to sell your shares of our common stock, you may only be able to sell them at a substantial discount from the price you paid. This may be the result, in part, of the fact that, at the time we make our investments, the amount of funds available for investment may be reduced by up to 4.0% of the gross offering proceeds (excluding the 2.0% of the gross offering proceeds portion of the dealer manager fee funded by our advisor), which will be used to pay selling commissions and a dealer manager fee. We also will be required to use gross offering proceeds to pay acquisition fees, acquisition expenses and asset management fees. Unless our aggregate investments increase in value to compensate for these fees and expenses, which may not occur, it is unlikely that you will be able to sell your shares of our common stock, whether pursuant to our share repurchase plan or otherwise, without incurring a substantial loss. We cannot assure you that your shares of our common stock will ever appreciate in value to equal the price you paid for your shares of our common stock. Therefore, you should consider the purchase of shares of our common stock as illiquid and a long-term investment, and you must be prepared to hold your shares of our common stock for an indefinite length of time.
We have not identified any of the real estate or real estate-related investments to acquire with the net proceeds from this offering.
We have not identified any of the real estate or real estate-related investments to acquire with the net proceeds of this offering. As a result, this is considered a “blind pool” offering because investors in the offering are unable to evaluate the manner in which our net proceeds are invested and the economic merits of our investments prior to subscribing for shares of our common stock. Additionally, you will not have the opportunity to evaluate the transaction terms or other financial or operational data concerning the real estate or real estate-related investments we acquire in the future.
We have no operating history. Therefore, you may not be able to adequately evaluate our ability to achieve our investment objectives, and the prior performance of other programs sponsored or co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital may not be an accurate predictor of our future results.
We were formed in January 2015 and did not engage in any material business operations prior to this offering. As a result, an investment in shares of our common stock may entail more risks than the shares of common stock of a REIT with a more substantial operating history. In addition, you should not rely on the past performance of other American Healthcare Investors or Griffin Capital-sponsored or co-sponsored programs to predict our future results. You should consider our prospects in light of the risks, uncertainties and difficulties frequently encountered by companies like ours that do not have a substantial operating history, many of which may be beyond our control. For example, due to the challenging economic conditions in recent years, distributions to stockholders of several private real estate programs sponsored by Griffin Capital were suspended. Please see the “Prior Performance Summary — Material Adverse Business Developments — Single Tenant Assets — Distributions” section of this prospectus for more information regarding these suspensions of distributions. Therefore, to be successful in this market, we must, among other things:

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identify and acquire investments that further our investment strategy;
rely on our dealer manager to build, expand and maintain its network of licensed securities brokers and other agents in order to sell shares of our common stock;
attract, integrate, motivate and retain qualified personnel to manage our day-to-day operations;
respond to competition both for investment opportunities and potential investors’ investment in us; and
build and expand our operational structure to support our business.
  We cannot guarantee that we will succeed in achieving these goals, and our failure to do so could cause you to lose all or a portion of your investment.
If we raise proceeds substantially less than the maximum offering, we may not be able to invest in a diverse portfolio of real estate and real estate-related investments, and the value of your investment may fluctuate more widely with the performance of specific investments.
We have been initially capitalized with $200,000 from the sale of shares of our common stock to our advisor and our advisor has invested $2,000 in our operating partnership for a total of $202,000 in cash as of the date of this prospectus. We are dependent upon the net proceeds to be received from this offering to conduct our proposed activities. You, rather than us or our affiliates, will incur the bulk of the risk if we are unable to raise substantial funds. This offering is being made on a “best efforts” basis, whereby our dealer manager and the broker-dealers participating in the offering are only required to use their best efforts to sell shares of our common stock and have no firm commitment or obligation to purchase any of the shares of our common stock. As a result, we cannot assure you as to the amount of proceeds that will be raised in this offering or that we will achieve sales of the maximum offering amount. If we are unable to raise substantially more than the minimum offering amount, we will have limited diversification in terms of the number of investments owned, the geographic regions in which our investments are located and the types of investments that we make. Your investment in shares of our common stock will be subject to greater risk to the extent that we lack a diversified portfolio of investments. In such event, the likelihood of our profitability being affected by the poor performance of any single investment will increase. In addition, our fixed operating expenses, as a percentage of gross income, would be higher, and our financial condition and ability to pay distributions could be adversely affected if we are unable to raise substantial funds.
Our co-sponsors and certain of their key personnel will face competing demands relating to their time, and this may cause our operating results to suffer.    
Griffin Capital and certain of its key personnel and its respective affiliates serve as key personnel, advisors, managers and sponsors or co-sponsors of 15 other Griffin Capital-sponsored real estate programs, including GC REIT, GC REIT II, GA Healthcare REIT III, GB-BDC and GIREX and may have other business interests as well. In addition, American Healthcare Investors and its key personnel serve as key personnel and co-sponsor of GA Healthcare REIT III, may sponsor or co-sponsor additional real estate programs in the future, and provide certain asset management and property management services to certain of NSAM’s managed companies. Because these persons have competing demands on their time and resources, they may have conflicts of interest in allocating their time between our business and these other activities. During times of intense activity in other programs and ventures, they may devote less time and fewer resources to our business than is necessary or appropriate. If this occurs, the returns on your investment may suffer.
In addition, executive officers of Griffin Capital also are officers of Griffin Securities and other affiliated entities. As a result, these individuals owe fiduciary duties to these other entities and their owners, which fiduciary duties may conflict with the duties that they owe to our stockholders and us. Their loyalties to these other entities could result in actions or inactions that are detrimental to our business, which could harm the implementation of our investment objectives. Conflicts with our business and interests are most likely to arise from involvement in activities related to allocation of management time and services between us and the other entities. Griffin Securities currently serves as dealer manager for GC REIT II, our company and GB-BDC, and as the exclusive wholesale marketing agent for GIREX. If Griffin Securities is unable to devote sufficient time and effort to the distribution of shares of our common stock, we may not be able to raise significant additional proceeds for investment in real estate. Accordingly, competing demands of Griffin Capital personnel may cause us to be unable to successfully implement our investment objectives or generate cash needed to make distributions to you, and to maintain or increase the value of our assets.

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If we are unable to find suitable investments, we may not have sufficient cash flows available for distributions to you.
Our ability to achieve our investment objectives and to pay distributions to you is dependent upon the performance of our advisor in selecting investments for us to acquire, selecting tenants for our properties and securing financing arrangements. Except for investments identified in this prospectus and supplements to this prospectus, our stockholders generally will have no opportunity to evaluate the terms of transactions or other economic or financial data concerning our investments. Investors must rely entirely on the management ability of our advisor and the oversight of our board of directors. Our advisor may not be successful in identifying suitable investments on financially attractive terms or that, if they identify suitable investments, our investment objectives will be achieved. If we, through our advisor, are unable to find suitable investments, we will hold the net proceeds of this offering in an interest-bearing account or invest the net proceeds in short-term, investment-grade investments. In such an event, our ability to pay distributions to you would be adversely affected.
We may not have sufficient cash available from operations to pay distributions, and therefore, we may pay distributions from the net proceeds of this offering, from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows or from other sources. Any such distributions may reduce the amount of capital we ultimately invest in assets, may negatively impact the value of your investment and may cause subsequent investors to experience dilution.
Distributions payable to our stockholders may include a return of capital, rather than a return on capital, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to fund a majority of our initial years of distributions and that such distributions will represent a return of capital. We have not established any limit on the amount of proceeds from our offering that may be used to fund distributions, except that, in accordance with our organizational documents and Maryland law, we may not make distributions that would: (i) cause us to be unable to pay our debts as they become due in the usual course of business; or (ii) cause our total assets to be less than the sum of our total liabilities plus senior liquidation preferences. The actual amount and timing of distributions will be determined by our board of directors in its sole discretion and typically will depend on the amount of funds available for distribution, which will depend on items such as our financial condition, current and projected capital expenditure requirements, tax considerations and annual distribution requirements needed to qualify as a REIT. As a result, our distribution rate and payment frequency vary from time to time.
We may use the net proceeds from this offering, borrowed funds, or other sources, to pay cash distributions to our stockholders in order to qualify as a REIT, which may reduce the amount of proceeds available for investment and operations, cause us to incur additional interest expense as a result of borrowed funds or cause subsequent investors to experience dilution. Further, if the aggregate amount of cash distributed in any given year exceeds the amount of our current and accumulated earnings and profits, the excess amount will be deemed a return of capital.
Our results of operations, our ability to pay distributions to our stockholders and our ability to dispose of our investments are subject to international, national and local economic factors we cannot control or predict.
Our results of operations are subject to the risks of an international or national economic slowdown or downturn and other changes in international, national and local economic conditions. The following factors may affect income from our properties, our ability to acquire and dispose of properties, and yields from our properties:
poor economic times may result in defaults by tenants of our properties due to bankruptcy, lack of liquidity, or operational failures. We may also be required to provide rent concessions or reduced rental rates to maintain or increase occupancy levels;
reduced values of our properties may limit our ability to dispose of assets at attractive prices or to obtain debt financing secured by our properties and may reduce the availability of unsecured loans;
the value and liquidity of our short-term investments and cash deposits could be reduced as a result of a deterioration of the financial condition of the institutions that hold our cash deposits or the institutions or assets in which we have made short-term investments, the dislocation of the markets for our short-term investments, increased volatility in market rates for such investment or other factors;
our lenders under our line of credit could refuse to fund its financing commitment to us or could fail and we may not be able to replace the financing commitment of such lender on favorable terms, or at all;
one or more counterparties to our interest rate swaps could default on their obligations to us or could fail, increasing the risk that we may not realize the benefits of these instruments;
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constricted access to credit may result in tenant defaults or non-renewals under leases;
job transfers and layoffs may cause vacancies to increase and a lack of future population and job growth may make it difficult to maintain or increase occupancy levels; and
increased insurance premiums, real estate taxes or utilities or other expenses may reduce funds available for distribution or, to the extent such increases are passed through to tenants, may lead to tenant defaults. Also, any such increased expenses may make it difficult to increase rents to tenants on turnover, which may limit our ability to increase our returns.
The length and severity of any economic slowdown or downturn cannot be predicted. Our results of operations, our ability to pay distributions to you and our ability to dispose of our investments may be negatively impacted to the extent an economic slowdown or downturn is prolonged or becomes more severe.
We face competition for the acquisition of medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities, which may impede our ability to make acquisitions or may increase the cost of these acquisitions and may reduce our profitability and could cause you to experience a lower return on your investment.
We compete with many other entities engaged in real estate investment activities for acquisitions of medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities, including national, regional and local operators, acquirers and developers of healthcare real estate properties, as well as GA Healthcare REIT III. The competition for healthcare real estate properties may significantly increase the price we must pay for medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing facilities, healthcare-related facilities or other assets we seek to acquire, and our competitors may succeed in acquiring those properties or assets themselves. In addition, our potential acquisition targets may find our competitors to be more attractive because they may have greater resources, may be willing to pay more for the properties or may have a more compatible operating philosophy. In particular, larger healthcare REITs may enjoy significant competitive advantages that result from, among other things, a lower cost of capital and enhanced operating efficiencies. In addition, the number of entities and the amount of funds competing for suitable investment properties may increase. This competition will result in increased demand for these assets, and therefore, increased prices paid for them. Due to an increased interest in single-property acquisitions among tax-motivated individual purchasers, we may pay higher prices per property if we purchase single properties in comparison with portfolio acquisitions. If we pay higher prices per property for medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing or other healthcare-related facilities, our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you may be materially and adversely affected and you may experience a lower return on your investment.
You may be unable to sell your shares of our common stock because your ability to have your shares of our common stock repurchased pursuant to our share repurchase plan is subject to significant restrictions and limitations.
Our share repurchase plan includes significant restrictions and limitations. Except in cases of death or qualifying disability, you must hold your shares of our common stock for at least one year. You must present at least 25.0% of your shares of our common stock for repurchase and until you have held your shares of our common stock for at least four years, repurchases will be made for less than you paid for your shares of our common stock. Shares of our common stock may be repurchased quarterly, at our discretion, on a pro rata basis, and are limited during any calendar year to 5.0% of the weighted average number of shares of our common stock outstanding during the prior calendar year; provided however, that shares of our common stock subject to a repurchase requested upon the death of a stockholder will not be subject to this cap. Funds for the repurchase of shares of our common stock will come exclusively from the cumulative proceeds we receive from the sale of shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP. In addition, our board of directors may reject share repurchase requests in its sole discretion and reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate our share repurchase plan at any time upon 30 days’ written notice. Therefore, in making a decision to purchase shares of our common stock, you should not assume that you will be able to sell any of your shares of our common stock back to us pursuant to our share repurchase plan and you also should understand that the repurchase price will not necessarily correlate to the value of our real estate holdings or other assets. If our board of directors terminates our share repurchase plan, you may not be able to sell your shares of our common stock even if you deem it necessary or desirable to do so.

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Our advisor may be entitled to receive significant compensation in the event of our liquidation or in connection with a termination of the advisory agreement, even if such termination is the result of poor performance by our advisor.
We will be externally advised by our advisor pursuant to an advisory agreement between us and our advisor which will have a one-year term that expires ________________, 2017 and will be subject to successive one-year renewals upon the mutual consent of us and our advisor. In the event of a partial or full liquidation of our assets, our advisor will be entitled to receive an incentive distribution equal to 15.0% of the net proceeds of the liquidation, after we have received and paid to our stockholders the sum of the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock, and any shortfall in an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return to stockholders in the aggregate. In the event of a termination of the advisory agreement in connection with the listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange, the partnership agreement provides that our advisor will receive an incentive distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units equal to 15.0% of the amount, if any, by which (1) the market value of our outstanding common stock at listing plus distributions paid by us prior to the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, exceeds (2) the sum of the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock) plus an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock. Upon our advisor’s receipt of the incentive distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units, our advisor will not be entitled to receive any further incentive distributions upon sales of our properties. Further, in connection with the termination or non-renewal of the advisory agreement other than due to a listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, our advisor shall be entitled to receive a distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units equal to the amount that would be payable as an incentive distribution upon sales of properties, which equals 15.0% of the net proceeds if we liquidated all of our assets at fair market value, after we have received and paid to our stockholders the sum of the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock and an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return to our stockholders in the aggregate. Such distribution upon termination of the advisory agreement is payable to our advisor even upon termination or non-renewal of the advisory agreement as a result of poor performance by our advisor. Upon our advisor’s receipt of this distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units, our advisor will not be entitled to receive any further incentive distributions upon sales of our properties. Any amounts to be paid to our advisor in connection with the termination of the advisory agreement cannot be determined at the present time, but such amounts, if paid, will reduce the cash available for distribution to you.
This is a fixed price offering and the fixed offering price may not accurately represent the current value of our assets at any particular time. Therefore, the purchase price you pay for shares of our common stock may be higher than the value of our assets per share of common stock at the time of your purchase.
This is a fixed price offering, which means that the price for shares of our common stock in the offering is fixed and does not vary based on the underlying value of our assets at any particular time. Our board of directors arbitrarily determined the offering price in its sole discretion. The fixed offering price for shares of our common stock has not been based on appraisals for any assets we own or may own nor do we intend to obtain such appraisals. Therefore, the fixed offering price established for shares of our common stock may not accurately represent the current value of our assets per share of our common stock at any particular time and may be higher or lower than the actual value of our assets per share at such time. In addition, the fixed offering price may not be indicative of either the price you would receive if you sold your shares, the price at which shares of our common stock would trade if they were listed on a national securities exchange or if we were liquidated or dissolved. Similarly, the amount you may receive upon repurchase of your shares, if you determine to participate in our share repurchase plan, may be less than the amount you paid for the shares, regardless of any increase in the underlying value of any assets we own.
We may not effect a liquidity event within our targeted time frame of five years after the completion of our offering stage, or at all. If we do not effect a liquidity event, you may have to hold your investment in shares of our common stock for an indefinite period of time.
On a limited basis, you may be able to sell shares of our common stock to us through our share repurchase plan. However, in the future we may also consider various forms of liquidity events, including but not limited to: (1) the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange; (2) our sale or merger in a transaction that provides our stockholders with a combination of cash and/or securities of a publicly traded company; and (3) the sale of all or substantially all of our real estate and real estate-related investments for cash or other consideration. We presently intend to effect a liquidity event within five years after the completion of our offering stage, which we deem to be the completion of this offering and any subsequent public offerings, excluding any offerings pursuant to the DRIP or that is limited to any benefit plans. However, we are not obligated, through our charter or otherwise, to effectuate a liquidity event and may not effect a liquidity event within such time or at all. If we do not effect a liquidity event, it will be very difficult for you to have liquidity for your investment in the shares of our common stock other than limited liquidity through our share repurchase plan.

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Because a portion of the offering price from the sale of shares of our common stock is used to pay expenses and fees, the full offering price paid by our stockholders is not invested in real estate investments. As a result, you will only receive a full return of your invested capital if we either (1) sell our assets or our company for a sufficient amount in excess of the original purchase price of our assets, or (2) list the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange and the market value of our company after we list is substantially in excess of the original purchase price of our assets.
We will be required to disclose an estimated value per share of our common stock prior to, or shortly after, the conclusion of this offering, and such estimated value per share may be lower than the purchase price you pay for shares of our common stock in this offering. The estimated value per share may not be an accurate reflection of the fair value of our assets and liabilities and likely will not represent the amount of net proceeds that would result if we were liquidated or dissolved or completed a merger or other sale of our company.
To assist members of FINRA and their associated persons that participate in our offering, pursuant to FINRA Conduct Rule 5110, we intend to prepare quarterly and annual estimations of our value per outstanding share of common stock. For this purpose, we intend to use the offering price to acquire a share in our primary offering (ignoring purchase price discounts for certain categories of purchasers) as our estimated per share value until a date prior to 150 days following the second anniversary of breaking escrow in this offering, pursuant to FINRA rules. This approach to valuing our shares may bear little relationship and may exceed what you would receive for your shares if you tried to sell them or if we liquidated our portfolio or completed a merger or other sale of our company .
As required by recent amendments to rules promulgated by FINRA, we expect to disclose an estimated per share value of our shares based on a valuation no later than 150 days following the second anniversary of the date on which we break escrow in this offering, although we may determine to provide an estimated per share value based upon a valuation earlier than presently anticipated. If we provide an estimated per share value of our shares based on a valuation prior to the conclusion of this offering, our board of directors may determine to modify the offering price, including the price at which the shares are offered pursuant to the DRIP, to reflect the estimated value per share. Further, an amendment to NASD Rule 2340 will take effect on April 11, 2016, prior to the anticipated conclusion of this offering, and since we do not intend to disclose an estimated NAV per share before the amended rule takes effect, our stockholders’ customer account statements after the amended rule takes effect will include a value per share that is less than the offering price, because the amendment requires the “value” on the customer account statement to be equal to the offering price less up-front underwriting compensation and certain organization and offering expenses.
The price at which you purchase shares and any subsequent estimated values are likely to differ from the price at which a stockholder could resell such shares because: (i) there is no public trading market for our shares at this time; (ii) until we disclose an estimated value per share based on a valuation, the price does not reflect, and will not reflect, the fair value of our assets as we acquire them, nor does it represent the amount of net proceeds that would result from an immediate liquidation of our assets or sale of our company, because the amount of proceeds available for investment from our offering is net of selling commissions, dealer manager fees and acquisition fees and expenses; (iii) the estimated value does not take into account how market fluctuations affect the value of our investments, including how the current conditions in the financial and real estate markets may affect the values of our investments; (iv) the estimated value does not take into account how developments related to individual assets may increase or decrease the value of our portfolio; and (v) the estimated value does not take into account any portfolio premium or premiums to value that may be achieved in a liquidation of our assets or sale of our portfolio.     
When determining the estimated value per share from and after 150 days following the second anniversary of breaking escrow in this offering and annually thereafter, there are currently no SEC, federal and state rules that establish requirements specifying the methodology to employ in determining an estimated value per share; provided, however, that the determination of the estimated value per share must be conducted by, or with the material assistance or confirmation of, a third-party valuation expert or service and must be derived from a methodology that conforms to standard industry practice. After the initial appraisal, appraisals will be done annually and may be done on a quarterly rolling basis. The valuations will be estimates and consequently should not be viewed as an accurate reflection of the fair value of our investments nor will they represent the amount of net proceeds that would result from an immediate sale of our assets.
Our board of directors may change our investment objectives without seeking your approval.
Our board of directors may change our investment objectives without seeking your approval if our directors, in accordance with their fiduciary duties to our stockholders, determine that a change is in your best interest. A change in our investment objectives could reduce our payment of cash distributions to you or cause a decline in the value of our investments.

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Risks Related to Our Business
We may suffer from delays in locating suitable investments, which could reduce our ability to pay distributions to you and reduce your return on your investment.
There may be a substantial period of time before the proceeds of this offering are invested in suitable investments, particularly as a result of the current economic environment and capital constraints. Because we are conducting this offering on a “best efforts” basis over time, our ability to commit to purchase specific assets will also depend, in part, on the amount of proceeds we have received at a given time. If we are delayed or unable to find suitable investments, we may not be able to achieve our investment objectives or pay distributions to you.
The availability and timing of cash distributions to you is uncertain. If we fail to pay distributions, your investment in shares of our common stock could suffer.
We will bear all expenses incurred in our operations, which are deducted from cash flows generated by operations prior to computing the amount of cash distributions to our stockholders. In addition, our board of directors, in its discretion, may retain any portion of such funds for working capital. We cannot assure you that sufficient cash will be available to pay monthly distributions to you or at all. Should we fail for any reason to distribute at least 90.0% of our annual taxable income, excluding net capital gains, we would not qualify for the favorable tax treatment accorded to REITs.
We are uncertain of all of our sources of debt or equity for funding our capital needs. If we cannot obtain funding on acceptable terms, our ability to acquire, and make necessary capital improvements to, properties may be impaired or delayed.
To qualify as a REIT, we generally must distribute to our stockholders at least 90.0% of our annual taxable income, excluding net capital gains. Because of this distribution requirement, it is not likely that we will be able to fund a significant portion of our capital needs from retained earnings. We have not identified all of our sources of debt or equity for funding, and such sources of funding may not be available to us on favorable terms or at all. If we do not have access to sufficient funding in the future, we may not be able to acquire, and make necessary capital improvements to, properties, pay other expenses or expand our business.
We intend to incur mortgage indebtedness and other borrowings, which may increase our business risks, could hinder our ability to pay distributions and could decrease the value of your investment.
We will finance a portion of the purchase price of our investments in real estate and real estate-related investments by borrowing funds. We anticipate that, after an initial phase of our operations (prior to the investment of all of the net proceeds of our offering of shares of our common stock) when we may employ greater amounts of leverage to enable us to purchase properties more quickly, and therefore, generate distributions for you sooner, our overall leverage will not exceed 50.0% of the combined market value of our real estate and real estate-related investments, as determined at the end of each calendar year beginning with our first full year of operations. Under our charter, we have a limitation on borrowing that precludes us from borrowing in excess of 300% of our net assets without the approval of a majority of our independent directors. Net assets for purposes of this calculation are defined to be our total assets (other than intangibles), valued at cost prior to deducting depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other non-cash reserves, less total liabilities. Generally speaking, the preceding calculation is expected to approximate 75.0% of the aggregate cost of our real estate and real estate-related investments before depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves. In addition, we may incur mortgage debt and pledge some or all of our real properties as security for that debt to obtain funds to acquire additional real properties or for working capital. We may also borrow funds to satisfy the REIT tax qualification requirement that we distribute at least 90.0% of our annual taxable income, excluding net capital gains, to our stockholders. Furthermore, we may borrow if we otherwise deem it necessary or advisable to ensure that we qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes.
High debt levels may cause us to incur higher interest charges, which would result in higher debt service payments and could be accompanied by restrictive covenants. If there is a shortfall between the cash flows from a property and the cash flows needed to service mortgage debt on that property, then the amount available for distributions to you may be reduced. In addition, incurring mortgage debt increases the risk of loss since defaults on indebtedness secured by a property may result in lenders initiating foreclosure actions. In that case, we could lose the property securing the loan that is in default, thus reducing the value of your investment. For tax purposes, a foreclosure on any of our properties will be treated as a sale of the property for a purchase price equal to the outstanding balance of the debt secured by the mortgage. If the outstanding balance of the debt secured by the mortgage exceeds our tax basis in the property, we will recognize taxable income on foreclosure, but we would not receive any cash proceeds. We may give full or partial guarantees to lenders of mortgage debt to the entities that own our properties. When we give a guaranty on behalf of an entity that owns one of our properties, we will be responsible to

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the lender for satisfaction of the debt if it is not paid by such entity. If any mortgage contains cross-collateralization or cross-default provisions, a default on a single property could affect multiple properties. If any of our properties are foreclosed upon due to a default, our ability to pay cash distributions to you will be adversely affected.
Higher mortgage rates may make it more difficult for us to finance or refinance properties, which could reduce the number of properties we can acquire and the amount of cash available for distribution to you.
If mortgage debt is unavailable on reasonable terms as a result of increased interest rates or other factors, we may not be able to finance the initial purchase of properties. In addition, if we place mortgage debt on properties, we run the risk of being unable to refinance such debt when the loans come due, or of being unable to refinance on favorable terms. If interest rates are higher when we refinance debt, our income could be reduced. We may be unable to refinance debt at appropriate times, which may require us to sell properties on terms that are not advantageous to us, or could result in the foreclosure of such properties. If any of these events occur, our cash flows would be reduced. This, in turn, would reduce cash available for distribution to you and may hinder our ability to raise more capital by issuing securities or by borrowing more money.
The market environment may adversely affect our operating results, financial condition and ability to pay distributions to our stockholders.
Beginning in late 2007, domestic and international financial markets experienced significant disruptions that severely impacted the availability of credit and contributed to rising costs associated with obtaining credit. Financial conditions affecting commercial real estate have improved amid low Treasury rates and increased lending from banks, insurance companies, and commercial mortgage-backed securities conduits. However, any deterioration of financial conditions could have the potential to materially adversely affect the value of our properties and other investments, the availability or the terms of financing that we may anticipate utilizing, our ability to make principal and interest payments on, or refinance, certain property acquisitions or refinance any debt at maturity, and/or, for our leased properties, the ability of our tenants to enter into new leasing transactions or satisfy rental payments under existing leases. The market environment also could affect our operating results and financial condition as follows:
Debt Markets — The debt market remains sensitive to the macro environment, such as Federal Reserve policy, market sentiment or regulatory factors affecting the banking and commercial mortgage-backed securities industries. Should overall borrowing costs increase, due to either increases in index rates or increases in lender spreads, our operations may generate lower returns.
Real Estate Markets Although construction activity has increased, it remains near historic lows; as a result, incremental demand growth has helped to reduce vacancy rates and support modest rental growth. Improving fundamentals have resulted in gains in property values, although in many markets property values, occupancy and rental rates continue to be below those previously experienced before the economic downturn. If recent improvements in the economy reverse course, the properties we acquire could substantially decrease in value after we purchase them. Consequently, we may not be able to recover the carrying amount of our properties, which may require us to recognize an impairment charge or record a loss on sale in earnings.
Increasing vacancy rates for commercial real estate may result from any increased disruptions in the financial markets and deterioration in economic conditions, which could reduce revenue and the resale value of our properties.
We will depend upon tenants for a majority of our revenue from real property investments. Future disruptions in the financial markets and deterioration in economic conditions may result in increased vacancy rates for commercial real estate, including medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities, due to generally lower demand for rentable space, as well as potential oversupply of rentable space. Increased unemployment rates may lead to reduced demand for medical services, causing physician groups and hospitals to delay expansion plans, leaving a growing number of vacancies in new buildings. Reduced demand for medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities could require us to increase concessions, tenant improvement expenditures or reduce rental rates to maintain occupancies beyond those anticipated at the time we acquire the property. In addition, the market value of a particular property could be diminished by prolonged vacancies. Future disruptions in the financial markets and deterioration in economic conditions could impact certain properties we acquire and such properties could experience higher levels of vacancy than anticipated at the time we acquire them. The value of our real estate investments could decrease below the amounts we paid for the investments. Revenues from properties could decrease due to lower occupancy rates, reduced rental rates and potential increases in uncollectible rent. We will incur expenses, such as for maintenance costs, insurance costs and property taxes, even though a property is vacant. The longer the period of significant vacancies for a property, the greater the potential negative impact on our revenues and results of operations.

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We are dependent on tenants for our revenue, and lease terminations could reduce our distributions to you.
The successful performance of our real estate investments is materially dependent on the financial stability of our tenants. Lease payment defaults by tenants would cause us to lose the revenue associated with such leases and could cause us to reduce the amount of distributions to you. If a property is subject to a mortgage, a default by a significant tenant on its lease payments to us may result in a foreclosure on the property if we are unable to find an alternative source of revenue to meet mortgage payments. In the event of a tenant default, we may experience delays in enforcing our rights as landlord and may incur substantial costs in protecting our investment and re-leasing our property. Further, we cannot assure you that we will be able to re-lease the property for the rent previously received, if at all, or that lease terminations will not cause us to sell the property at a loss.
If a tenant declares bankruptcy, we may be unable to collect balances due under relevant leases.
Any of our future tenants, or any guarantor of one of our future tenant’s lease obligations, could be subject to a bankruptcy proceeding pursuant to Title 11 of the bankruptcy laws of the U.S. Such a bankruptcy filing would bar us from attempting to collect pre-bankruptcy debts from the bankrupt tenant or its properties unless we receive an enabling order from the bankruptcy court. Post-bankruptcy debts would be paid currently. If we assume a lease, all pre-bankruptcy balances owing under it must be paid in full. If a lease is rejected by a tenant in bankruptcy, we would have a general unsecured claim for damages. If a lease is rejected, it is unlikely we would receive any payments from the tenant because our claim would be capped at the rent reserved under the lease, without acceleration, for the greater of one year or 15.0% of the remaining term of the lease, but not greater than three years, plus rent already due but unpaid. This claim could be paid only in the event funds were available, and then only in the same percentage as that realized on other unsecured claims.
The bankruptcy of a tenant or lease guarantor could delay our efforts to collect past due balances under the relevant lease, and could ultimately preclude full collection of these sums. Such an event also could cause a decrease or cessation of current rental payments, reducing our cash flows and the amounts available for distributions to you. In the event a tenant or lease guarantor declares bankruptcy, the tenant or its trustee may not assume our lease or its guaranty. If a given lease or guaranty is not assumed, our cash flows and the amounts available for distributions to you may be adversely affected.
Long-term leases may not result in fair market lease rates over time; therefore, our income and our distributions could be lower than if we did not enter into long-term leases.
We may enter into long-term leases with tenants of certain of our future properties. Our long-term leases would likely provide for rent to increase over time. However, if we do not accurately judge the potential for increases in market rental rates, we may set the terms of these long-term leases at levels such that even after contractual rental increases, the rent under our long-term leases is less than then-current market rental rates. Further, we may have no ability to terminate those leases or to adjust the rent to then-prevailing market rates. As a result, our income and distributions could be lower than if we did not enter into long-term leases.
We may incur additional costs in acquiring or re-leasing properties, which could adversely affect the cash available for distribution to you.
We may invest in properties designed or built primarily for a particular tenant of a specific type of use known as a single-user facility. If the tenant fails to renew its lease or defaults on its lease obligations, we may not be able to readily market a single-user facility to a new tenant without making substantial capital improvements or incurring other significant re-leasing costs. We also may incur significant litigation costs in enforcing our rights as a landlord against the defaulting tenant. These consequences could adversely affect our revenues and reduce the cash available for distribution to you.
We may be unable to secure funds for future tenant or other capital improvements, which could limit our ability to attract, replace or retain tenants and decrease your return on investment.
When tenants do not renew their leases or otherwise vacate their space, it is common that, in order to attract replacement tenants, we will be required to expend substantial funds for tenant improvements and leasing commissions related to the vacated space. Such tenant improvements may require us to incur substantial capital expenditures. If we have not established capital reserves for such tenant or other capital improvements, we will have to obtain financing from other sources and we have not identified any sources for such financing. We may also have future financing needs for other capital improvements to refurbish or renovate our properties. If we need to secure financing sources for tenant improvements or other capital improvements in the future, but are unable to secure such financing or are unable to secure financing on terms we feel are acceptable, we may be unable to make tenant and other capital improvements or we may be required to defer such

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improvements. If this happens, it may cause one or more of our properties to suffer from a greater risk of obsolescence or a decline in value, or a greater risk of decreased cash flows as a result of fewer potential tenants being attracted to the property or our existing tenants not renewing their leases. If we do not have access to sufficient funding in the future, we may not be able to make necessary capital improvements to our properties, pay other expenses or pay distributions to you.
Our success will be dependent on the performance of our advisor and certain key personnel.
Our ability to achieve our investment objectives and to conduct our operations will be dependent upon the performance of our advisor in identifying and acquiring investments, the determination of any financing arrangements, the asset management of our investments and the management of our day-to-day activities. Our advisor will have broad discretion over the use of proceeds from this offering and you will have no opportunity to evaluate the terms of transactions or other economic or financial data concerning our investments that are not described in this prospectus or other periodic filings with the SEC. We will rely on the management ability of our advisor, subject to the oversight and approval of our board of directors. Accordingly, you should not purchase shares of our common stock unless you are willing to entrust all aspects of our day-to-day management to our advisor. If our advisor suffers or is distracted by adverse financial or operational problems in connection with their own operations or the operations of American Healthcare Investors or Griffin Capital unrelated to us, our advisor may be unable to allocate time and/or resources to our operations. If our advisor is unable to allocate sufficient resources to oversee and perform our operations for any reason, we may be unable to achieve our investment objectives or to pay distributions to you. In addition, our success depends to a significant degree upon the continued contributions of our advisor’s officers and certain of the managing directors, officers and employees of American Healthcare Investors, in particular Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff, each of whom would be difficult to replace. Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff currently serve as our executive officers and Mr. Hanson also serves as Chairman of our Board of Directors. We currently do not have an employment agreement with any of Messrs. Hanson, Prosky or Streiff. In the event that Messrs. Hanson, Prosky or Streiff are no longer affiliated with American Healthcare Investors, for any reason, it could have a material adverse effect on our success and American Healthcare Investors may not be able to attract and hire as capable individuals to replace Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and/or Streiff. We do not have key man life insurance on any of our co-sponsors’ key personnel. If our advisor or American Healthcare Investors were to lose the benefit of the experience, efforts and abilities of one or more of these individuals, our operating results could suffer.
Our advisor may terminate the advisory agreement, which could require us to pay substantial fees and may require us to find a new advisor.
Either we or our advisor will be able to terminate the advisory agreement subject to a 60-day transition period with respect to certain provisions of the advisory agreement. However, if the advisory agreement is terminated in connection with the listing of shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, the partnership agreement provides that our advisor will receive an incentive distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units equal to 15.0% of the amount, if any, by which (1) the market value of the outstanding shares of our common stock at listing plus distributions paid by us prior to listing, exceeds (2) the sum of the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock (less amounts paid to repurchase shares of our common stock) plus an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on the gross proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock. Upon our advisor’s receipt of the incentive distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units, our advisor will not be entitled to receive any further incentive distributions upon sales of our properties. Further, in connection with the termination of the advisory agreement other than due to a listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, our advisor shall be entitled to receive a distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units equal to the amount that would be payable to our advisor pursuant to the incentive distribution upon sales if we liquidated all of our assets for their fair market value. Upon our advisor’s receipt of this distribution in redemption of its limited partnership units, our advisor will not be entitled to receive any further incentive distributions upon sales of our properties. Any amounts to be paid to our advisor upon termination of the advisory agreement cannot be determined at the present time.
If our advisor was to terminate the advisory agreement, we would need to find another advisor to provide us with day-to-day management services or have employees to provide these services directly to us. There can be no assurances that we would be able to find new advisors or employees or enter into agreements for such services on acceptable terms.
If we internalize our management functions, we could incur significant costs associated with being self-managed.
Our strategy may involve internalizing our management functions. If we internalize our management functions, we would no longer bear the costs of the various fees and expenses we expect to pay to our advisor under the advisory agreement; however, our direct expenses would include general and administrative costs, including legal, accounting, and other expenses related to corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance. We would also incur the compensation and benefits costs of

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our officers and other employees and consultants that are now paid by our advisor or its affiliates. In addition, we may issue equity awards to officers, employees and consultants, which awards would decrease net income and funds from operations, or FFO, and may further dilute your investment. We cannot reasonably estimate the amount of fees to our advisor we would save and the costs we would incur if we became self-managed. If the expenses we assume as a result of an internalization are higher than the expenses we no longer pay to our advisor, our net income per share and FFO per share may be lower as a result of the internalization than they otherwise would have been, potentially decreasing the amount of funds available to distribute to you.
As currently organized, we do not directly have any employees. If we elect to internalize our operations, we would employ personnel and would be subject to potential liabilities commonly faced by employers, such as worker’s disability and compensation claims, potential labor disputes and other employee-related liabilities and grievances. Upon any internalization of our advisor, certain key personnel of our advisor or American Healthcare Investors may not be employed by us, but instead may remain employees of our co-sponsors or their affiliates.
If we internalize our management functions, we could have difficulty integrating these functions as a stand-alone entity. Currently, our advisor and its affiliates perform asset management and general and administrative functions, including accounting and financial reporting, for multiple entities. They have a great deal of know-how and can experience economies of scale. We may fail to properly identify the appropriate mix of personnel and capital needs to operate as a stand-alone entity. An inability to manage an internalization transaction effectively could, therefore, result in our incurring additional costs and/or experiencing deficiencies in our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal control over financial reporting. Such deficiencies could cause us to incur additional costs, and our management’s attention could be diverted from most effectively managing our properties.
Our success will be dependent on the performance of our co-sponsors.
Our ability to achieve our investment objectives and to conduct our operations will be dependent upon the performance of our advisor. Our advisor is a joint venture between our two co-sponsors, in which Griffin Capital indirectly owns a 25.0% interest. Our advisor’s and co-sponsors’ ability to manage our operations successfully will be impacted by trends in the general economy, as well as the commercial real estate and credit markets. The current macroeconomic environment may negatively impact the value of commercial real estate assets and contribute to a general slow-down in our industry, which could put downward pressure on our co-sponsors’ revenues and operating results. To the extent that any decline in our co-sponsors’ revenues and operating results impacts the performance of our advisor, our results of operations and financial condition could also suffer.
Our advisor and its affiliates will have no obligation to defer or forgive fees or loans or advance any funds to us, which could reduce our ability to acquire investments or pay distributions.
Our advisor and its affiliates, including our co-sponsors, will have no obligation to defer or forgive fees owed by us to our advisor or its affiliates or to advance any funds to us. As a result, we may have less cash available to acquire investments or pay distributions.
We may structure acquisitions of property in exchange for limited partnership units in our operating partnership on terms that could limit our liquidity or our flexibility.
We may acquire properties by issuing limited partnership units in our operating partnership in exchange for a property owner contributing property to the partnership. If we enter into such transactions, in order to induce the contributors of such properties to accept units in our operating partnership, rather than cash, in exchange for their properties, it may be necessary for us to provide them additional incentives. For instance, our operating partnership’s limited partnership agreement provides that any holder of units may exchange limited partnership units on a one-for-one basis for shares of our common stock, or, at our option, cash equal to the value of an equivalent number of shares of our common stock. We may, however, enter into additional contractual arrangements with contributors of property under which we would agree to redeem a contributor’s units for shares of our common stock or cash, at the option of the contributor, at set times. If the contributor required us to redeem units for cash pursuant to such a provision, it would limit our liquidity and thus our ability to use cash to make other investments, satisfy other obligations or pay distributions to you. Moreover, if we were required to redeem units for cash at a time when we did not have sufficient cash to fund the redemption, we might be required to sell one or more properties to raise funds to satisfy this obligation. Furthermore, we might agree that if distributions the contributor received as a limited partner in our operating partnership did not provide the contributor with a defined return, then upon redemption of the contributor’s units we would pay the contributor an additional amount necessary to achieve that return. Such a provision could further negatively impact our liquidity and flexibility. Finally, in order to allow a contributor of a property to defer taxable gain on the contribution of property to our operating partnership, we might agree not to sell a contributed property for a defined period of

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time or until the contributor exchanged the contributor’s units for cash or shares of our common stock. Such an agreement would prevent us from selling those properties, even if market conditions made such a sale favorable to us.
The failure of any bank in which we deposit our funds could reduce the amount of cash we have available to pay distributions and acquire investments.
We expect that we will have cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash deposited in certain financial institutions in excess of federally insured levels. If any banking institution in which we have deposited funds ultimately fails, we may lose the amount of our deposits over any federally-insured amount. The loss of our deposits could reduce the amount of cash we have available to distribute or invest and could result in a decline in the value of your investment.
Because not all REITs calculate modified funds from operations, or MFFO, the same way, our use of MFFO may not provide meaningful comparisons with other REITs.
We intend to use MFFO and the adjustments used to calculate it in order to evaluate our performance against other publicly registered, non-listed REITs which intend to have limited lives with short and defined acquisition periods and targeted exit strategies shortly thereafter. However, not all REITs calculate MFFO the same way. If REITs use different methods of calculating MFFO, it may not be possible for investors to meaningfully compare the performance of certain REITs.
Our use of derivative financial instruments to hedge against foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations could expose us to risks that may adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay distributions to our stockholders.
We may use derivative financial instruments to hedge against foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, in which case we would be exposed to credit risk and legal enforceability risks. In this context, credit risk is the failure of the counterparty to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. If the fair value of a derivative contract is positive, the counterparty owes us, which creates credit risk for us. Legal enforceability risks encompass general contractual risks, including the risk that the counterparty will breach the terms of, or fail to perform its obligations under, the derivative contract. If we are unable to manage these risks effectively, our results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay distributions to our stockholders will be adversely affected.
Cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents may adversely affect our business by causing a disruption to our operations, a compromise or corruption of our confidential information, and/or damage to our business relationships, all of which could negatively impact our financial results.
A cyber incident is considered to be any adverse event that threatens the confidentiality, integrity or availability of our information resources. These incidents may be an intentional attack or an unintentional event and could involve gaining unauthorized access to our information systems for purposes of misappropriating assets, stealing confidential information, corrupting data or causing operational disruption. The result of these incidents may include disrupted operations, misstated or unreliable financial data, liability for stolen assets or information, increased   cybersecurity protection and insurance costs, litigation and damage to our tenant and investor relationships. As our reliance on technology increases, so will the risks posed to our information systems, both internal and those we outsource. There is no guarantee that any processes, procedures and internal controls we have implemented or will implement will prevent cyber intrusions, which could have a negative impact on our financial results, operations, business relationships or confidential information.

A recent proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the definitional scope of “investment advice” under ERISA could have a negative impact on our ability to raise capital.

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed regulation that would, if finalized in its current form, substantially expand the range of activities that would be considered to be fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, which may make it more difficult to qualify for a prohibited transaction exemption. If this proposed regulation is finalized as proposed, it could have negative implications on our ability to raise capital from potential investors, including those investing through individual retirement accounts.

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Risks Related to Conflicts of Interest
We are subject to conflicts of interest arising out of relationships among us, our officers, our co-sponsors, our advisor and its affiliates, including the material conflicts discussed below. The “Conflicts of Interest” section of this prospectus provides a more detailed discussion of these conflicts of interest.
The conflicts of interest faced by our officers may cause us not to be managed solely in your best interest, which may adversely affect our results of operations and the value of your investment.
All of our officers also are managing directors, officers or employees of American Healthcare Investors or other affiliated entities that will receive fees in connection with this offering and our operations. These relationships are described in the “Management of Our Company” section of this prospectus. These persons are not precluded from working with, being employed by, or investing in, any program American Healthcare Investors sponsors or may sponsor in the future. Their loyalties to these other entities could result in actions or inactions that are detrimental to our business, which could harm the implementation of our investment strategy and our investment opportunities. Furthermore, they may have conflicts of interest in allocating their time and resources between our business and these other activities. During times of intense activity in other programs, the time they devote to our business may decline and be less than we require. If our officers, for any reason, are not able to provide sufficient resources to manage our business, our business will suffer and this may adversely affect our results of operations and the value of your investment.
American Healthcare Investors’ officers face conflicts of interest relating to the allocation of their time and other resources among the various entities that they serve or have interests in, and such conflicts may not be resolved in our favor.
Certain of the officers of American Healthcare Investors face competing demands relating to their time and resources because they are also or may become affiliated with entities with investment programs similar to ours, and they may have other business interests as well, including business interests that currently exist and business interests they develop in the future. Because these persons have competing interests for their time and resources, they may have conflicts of interest in allocating their time between our business and these other activities. Further, during times of intense activity in other programs, those executives may devote less time and fewer resources to our business than are necessary or appropriate to manage our business. Poor or inadequate management of our business would adversely affect our results of operations and the ownership value of shares of our common stock.
Our co-sponsors and their affiliates also sponsor and/or advise other real estate programs that use investment strategies that are similar to ours; therefore our executive officers and the officers and key personnel of our co-sponsors and their affiliates may face conflicts of interest relating to the purchase and leasing of properties, and such conflicts may not be resolved in our favor.
We rely on our advisor as a source for all or a portion of our investment opportunities. Our advisor is jointly owned by our co-sponsors, American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital. Griffin Capital, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Griffin Capital Asset Management Company, LLC, indirectly owns 25.0% of our advisor. American Healthcare Investors is the managing member and owns 75.0% of our advisor, and NSAM is the indirect owner of approximately 45.1% of American Healthcare Investors. Our co-sponsors currently are the co-sponsors of GA Healthcare REIT III, and NSAM and its affiliates serve as the advisor and/or sponsor to other programs, including NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., or NHI, and NorthStar Realty Finance, that invest in healthcare real estate and healthcare real estate-related assets. As a result, we may be seeking to acquire properties at the same time as one or more other real estate programs sponsored by one or both of our co-sponsors or advised or sponsored by NSAM or its affiliates, including GA Healthcare REIT III, NHI and NorthStar Realty Finance, and these other programs may use investment strategies and have investment objectives that are similar to ours. Officers and key personnel of our co-sponsors and NSAM and its affiliates may face conflicts of interest relating to the allocation of properties that may be acquired. American Healthcare Investors and NSAM have adopted allocation policies to allocate healthcare real estate investment opportunities among such real estate programs, the terms of which are described in the “Conflicts of Interest — Allocation Policies” section of this prospectus. However, we are not a party to the allocation policies adopted by American Healthcare Investors and NSAM and therefore, we do not have any ability to directly enforce the application of such policies to investment opportunities that are sourced by NSAM. Thus, there is no guarantee that NSAM will allocate any investment opportunities to us. Furthermore, because we are not a party to these allocation policies, such policies may be changed at any time without our input or consent, and there is no guarantee that any such changes would benefit us. Moreover, there is a risk that the allocation of investment opportunities may result in our acquiring a property that provides lower returns to us than a property purchased by another real estate program sponsored by one or both of our co-sponsors or advised or sponsored by NSAM or its affiliates. In addition, we may acquire properties in geographic areas where

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a real estate program sponsored by one or both of our co-sponsors or advised or sponsored by NSAM or its affiliates own properties. If one of these other real estate programs attracts a tenant that we are competing for, we could suffer a loss of revenue due to delays in locating another suitable tenant.
Our advisor faces conflicts of interest relating to its compensation structure, including the payment of acquisition fees and asset management fees, which could result in actions that are not necessarily in your long-term best interest.
Under the advisory agreement and pursuant to the subordinated participation interest our advisor holds in our operating partnership, our advisor will be entitled to fees and distributions that are structured in a manner intended to provide incentives to our advisor to perform in both our and your long-term best interests. The fees to which our advisor or its affiliates will be entitled include acquisition fees, asset management fees, property management fees, disposition fees and other fees as provided for under the advisory agreement and agreement of limited partnership of our operating partnership. The distributions our advisor may become entitled to receive would be payable upon distribution of net sales proceeds to you, the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, certain merger transactions or the termination of the advisory agreement. See the “Compensation Table” section of this prospectus for a description of the fees and distributions payable to our advisor and its affiliates. However, because our advisor will be entitled to receive substantial minimum compensation regardless of our performance, our advisor’s interests may not be wholly aligned with yours. In that regard, our advisor or its affiliates will receive an asset management fee with respect to the ongoing operation and management of properties based on the amount of our initial investment and capital expenditures and not the performance of those investments, which could result in our advisor not having adequate incentive to manage our portfolio to provide profitable operations during the period we hold our investments. On the other hand, our advisor could be motivated to recommend riskier or more speculative investments in order to increase the fees payable to our advisor or for us to generate the specified levels of performance or net sales proceeds that would entitle our advisor to fees or distributions. Furthermore, our advisor or its affiliates will receive an acquisition fee that is based on the contract purchase price of each property acquired or the origination or acquisition price of any real estate-related investment, rather than the performance of those investments. Therefore, our advisor or its affiliates may have an incentive to recommend investments more quickly or with a higher purchase price or investments that may not produce the maximum risk adjusted returns in order to receive such acquisition fees.
Our advisor may receive economic benefits from its status as a limited partner without bearing any of the investment risk.
Our advisor is a limited partner in our operating partnership. Our advisor is entitled to receive an incentive distribution equal to 15.0% of net sales proceeds of properties after we have received and paid to our stockholders a return of their invested capital and an annual 6.0% cumulative, non-compounded return on the gross proceeds of the sale of shares of our common stock. We will bear all of the risk associated with the properties but, as a result of the incentive distributions to our advisor, we are not entitled to all of our operating partnership’s proceeds from property dispositions.
The distribution payable to our advisor may influence our decisions about listing the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, merging our company with another company and acquisition or disposition of our investments.
Our advisor’s entitlement to fees upon the sale of our assets and to participate in net sales proceeds could result in our advisor recommending sales of our investments at the earliest possible time at which sales of investments would produce the level of return which would entitle our advisor to compensation relating to such sales, even if continued ownership of those investments might be in your long-term best interest. The subordinated participation interest may require our operating partnership to make a distribution to our advisor in redemption of its limited partnership units upon the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange or the merger of our company with another company in which our stockholders receive shares that are traded on a national securities exchange if our advisor meets the performance thresholds included in our operating partnership’s limited partnership agreement, even if our advisor is no longer serving as our advisor. To avoid making this distribution, our independent directors may decide against listing the shares of our common stock or merging with another company even if, but for the requirement to make this distribution, such listing or merger would be in your best interest. In addition, the requirement to pay these fees could cause our independent directors to make different investment or disposition decisions than they would otherwise make, in order to satisfy our obligation to our advisor.

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We may acquire assets from, or dispose of assets to, affiliates of our advisor, which could result in us entering into transactions on less favorable terms than we would receive from a third party or that negatively affect the public’s perception of us.
We may acquire assets from affiliates of our advisor. Further, we may also dispose of assets to affiliates of our advisor. Affiliates of our advisor may make substantial profits in connection with such transactions and may owe fiduciary and/or other duties to the selling or purchasing entity in these transactions, and conflicts of interest between us and the selling or purchasing entities could exist in such transactions. Because our independent directors would rely on our advisor in identifying and evaluating any such transaction, these conflicts could result in transactions based on terms that are less favorable to us than we would receive from a third party. Also, the existence of conflicts, regardless of how they are resolved, might negatively affect the public’s perception of us.
If we enter into joint ventures with affiliates, we may face conflicts of interest or disagreements with our joint venture partners that may not be resolved as quickly or on terms as advantageous to us as would be the case if the joint venture had been negotiated at arm’s-length with an independent joint venture partner.
In the event that we enter into a joint venture with any other program sponsored or advised by one of our co-sponsors or one of their affiliates, we may face certain additional risks and potential conflicts of interest. For example, securities issued by the other Griffin Capital programs or future American Healthcare Investors programs may never have an active trading market. Therefore, if we were to become listed on a national securities exchange, we may no longer have similar goals and objectives with respect to the resale of properties in the future. Joint ventures between us and other Griffin Capital programs, American Healthcare Investors programs or future American Healthcare Investors programs will not have the benefit of arm’s-length negotiation of the type normally conducted between unrelated co-venturers. Under these joint venture agreements, none of the co-venturers may have the power to control the venture, and an impasse could occur regarding matters pertaining to the joint venture, including determining when and whether to buy or sell a particular property and the timing of a liquidation, which might have a negative impact on the joint venture and decrease returns to you.
Risks Related to Our Organizational Structure
Several potential events could cause your investment in us to be diluted, which may reduce the overall value of your investment.
Your investment in us could be diluted by a number of factors, including:
future offerings of our securities, including issuances pursuant to the DRIP and up to 200,000,000 shares of any class or series of preferred stock that our board of directors may authorize;
private issuances of our securities to other investors, including institutional investors;
issuances of our securities pursuant to our 2015 Incentive Plan, or the 2015 plan; or
redemptions of units of limited partnership interest in our operating partnership in exchange for shares of our common stock.
To the extent we issue additional equity interests after you purchase shares of our common stock in this offering, your percentage ownership interest in us will be diluted. In addition, depending upon the terms and pricing of any additional offerings and the value of our real estate and real estate-related investments, you may also experience dilution in the book value and fair market value of your shares of our common stock.
Our ability to issue preferred stock may include a preference in distributions superior to our common stock and also may deter or prevent a sale of shares of our common stock in which you could profit.
Our charter authorizes our board of directors to issue up to 200,000,000 shares of preferred stock. Our board of directors has the discretion to establish the preferences and rights, including a preference in distributions superior to our common stockholders, of any issued preferred stock. If we authorize and issue preferred stock with a distribution preference over our common stock, payment of any distribution preferences of outstanding preferred stock would reduce the amount of funds available for the payment of distributions on our common stock. Further, holders of preferred stock are normally entitled to receive a preference payment in the event we liquidate, dissolve or wind up before any payment is made to our common stockholders, likely reducing the amount our common stockholders would otherwise receive upon such an occurrence. In addition, under certain circumstances, the issuance of preferred stock or a separate class or series of common stock may render more difficult or tend to discourage:

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a merger, tender offer or proxy contest;
assumption of control by a holder of a large block of our securities; or
removal of incumbent management.
The limit on the percentage of shares of our common stock that any person may own may discourage a takeover or business combination that may have benefited our stockholders.
Our charter restricts the direct or indirect ownership by one person or entity to no more than 9.9% of the value of shares of our then outstanding capital stock (which includes common stock and any preferred stock we may issue) and no more than 9.9% of the value or number of shares, whichever is more restrictive, of our then outstanding common stock. This restriction may discourage a change of control of us and may deter individuals or entities from making tender offers for shares of our stock on terms that might be financially attractive to you or which may cause a change in our management. This ownership restriction may also prohibit business combinations that would have otherwise been approved by our board of directors and you. In addition to deterring potential transactions that may be favorable to you, these provisions may also decrease your ability to sell your shares of our common stock.
Your ability to control our operations is severely limited.
Our board of directors determines our major strategies, including our strategies regarding investments, financing, growth, debt capitalization, REIT qualification and distributions. Our board of directors may amend or revise these and other strategies without a vote of the stockholders. Our charter sets forth the stockholder voting rights required to be set forth therein under the NASAA Guidelines. Under our charter and Maryland law, you have a right to vote only on the following matters:
the election or removal of directors;
the amendment of our charter, except that our board of directors may amend our charter without stockholder approval to change our name or the name of other designation or the par value of any class or series of our stock and the aggregate par value of our stock, increase or decrease the aggregate number of shares of stock or the number of shares of stock of any class or series that we have the authority to issue, or effect certain reverse stock splits;
our dissolution; and
certain mergers, consolidations, conversions, statutory share exchanges and sales or other dispositions of all or substantially all of our assets.
All other matters are subject to the discretion of our board of directors.
Limitations on share ownership and transfer may deter a sale of our common stock in which you could profit.
The limits on ownership and transfer of our equity securities in our charter may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a transaction or a change in control that might involve a premium price for your common stock. The ownership limits and restrictions on transferability will continue to apply until our board of directors determines that it is no longer in our best interest to continue to qualify as a REIT or that compliance is no longer required for REIT qualification.
Maryland takeover statutes may deter others from seeking to acquire us and prevent you from making a profit in such transaction.
The Maryland General Corporation Law, or the MGCL, contains many provisions, such as the business combination statute and the control share acquisition statute, that are designed to prevent, or have the effect of preventing, someone from acquiring control of us. Our bylaws exempt us from the control share acquisition statute (which eliminates voting rights for certain levels of shares that could exercise control over us) and our board of directors has adopted a resolution opting out of the business combination statute (which, among other things, prohibits a merger or consolidation with a 10.0% stockholder for a period of time) with respect to any person, provided that any business combination with such person is first approved by our board of directors. However, if the bylaw provisions exempting us from the control share acquisition statute or our board resolution opting out of the business combination statute were repealed, these provisions of Maryland law could delay or prevent offers to acquire us and increase the difficulty of consummating any such offers, even if such a transaction would be in our stockholders’ best interest.

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The MGCL and our organizational documents limit your right to bring claims against our officers and directors.
The MGCL provides that a director will not have any liability as a director so long as he or she performs his or her duties in good faith, in a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in our best interest, and with the care that an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would use under similar circumstances. In addition, our charter provides that, subject to the applicable limitations set forth therein or under the MGCL, no director or officer will be liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages. Our charter also provides that we will generally indemnify our directors, our officers, our advisor and its affiliates for losses they may incur by reason of their service in those capacities unless: (1) their act or omission was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and was committed in bad faith or was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty; (2) they actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or (3) in the case of any criminal proceeding, they had reasonable cause to believe the act or omission was unlawful. Moreover, we have entered into separate indemnification agreements with each of our directors and executive officers and intend to enter into indemnification agreements with each of our future directors and executive officers. As a result, we and our stockholders may have more limited rights against these persons than might otherwise exist under common law. In addition, we may be obligated to fund the defense costs incurred by these persons in some cases. However, our charter also provides that we may not indemnify our directors, our advisor and its affiliates for any loss or liability suffered by them or hold them harmless for any loss or liability suffered by us unless they have determined that the course of conduct that caused the loss or liability was in our best interest, they were acting on our behalf or performing services for us, the liability was not the result of negligence or misconduct by our non-independent directors, our advisor and its affiliates or gross negligence or willful misconduct by our independent directors, and the indemnification is recoverable only out of our net assets or the proceeds of insurance and not from our stockholders.
Maryland law prohibits certain business combinations, which may make it more difficult for us to be acquired and may limit your ability to dispose of your shares of our common stock.
Under Maryland law, “business combinations” between a Maryland corporation and an interested stockholder or an affiliate of an interested stockholder are prohibited for five years after the most recent date on which the interested stockholder becomes an interested stockholder. These business combinations include a merger, consolidation, share exchange or, in circumstances specified in the statute, an asset transfer or issuance or reclassification of equity securities. An interested stockholder is defined as:
any person who beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 10.0% or more of the voting power of the corporation’s outstanding voting stock; or
an affiliate or associate of the corporation who, at any time within the two-year period prior to the date in question, was the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 10.0% or more of the voting power of the then outstanding stock of the corporation.
A person is not an interested stockholder under the statute if the board of directors approved in advance the transaction by which he or she otherwise would have become an interested stockholder. However, in approving a transaction, the board of directors may provide that its approval is subject to compliance, at or after the time of approval, with any terms and conditions determined by the board of directors.
After the five-year prohibition, any business combination between the Maryland corporation and an interested stockholder generally must be recommended by the board of directors of the corporation and approved by the affirmative vote of at least:
80.0% of the votes entitled to be cast by holders of outstanding shares of voting stock of the corporation; and
two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast by holders of voting stock of the corporation other than shares of stock held by the interested stockholder with whom or with whose affiliate the business combination is to be effected or held by an affiliate or associate of the interested stockholder.
These super-majority vote requirements do not apply if the corporation’s common stockholders receive a minimum price, as defined under Maryland law, for their shares of our common stock in the form of cash or other consideration in the same form as previously paid by the interested stockholder for its shares of our common stock. The business combination statute permits various exemptions from its provisions, including business combinations that are exempted by the board of directors prior to the time that the interested stockholder becomes an interested stockholder. Our board of directors has adopted a resolution providing that any business combination between us and any other person is exempted from this statute, provided that such business combination is first approved by our board of directors. This resolution, however, may be altered or repealed in whole or in part at any time. If this resolution is repealed or our board of directors fails to first approve the

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business combination, the business combination statute may discourage others from trying to acquire control of us and increase the difficulty of consummating any offer.
Our charter includes a provision that may discourage a stockholder from launching a tender offer for shares of our common stock.
Our charter requires that any tender offer made by a person, including any “mini-tender” offer, must comply with most of the provisions of Regulation 14D of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The offeror must provide us notice of the tender offer at least ten business days before initiating the tender offer. If the offeror does not comply with these requirements, we will have the first right to purchase the shares of our stock at the tender offer price offered in such non-compliant tender offer. In addition, the non-complying offeror shall be responsible for all of our expenses in connection with that stockholder’s noncompliance. This provision of our charter may discourage a person from initiating a tender offer for shares of our common stock and prevent you from receiving a premium price for your shares of our common stock in such a transaction.
Your investment return may be reduced if we are required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. To avoid registration as an investment company, we may not be able to operate our business successfully. If we become subject to registration under the Investment Company Act, we may not be able to continue our business.
We intend to conduct our operations, and the operations of our operating partnership and any other subsidiaries, so that no such entity meets the definition of an “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act. Under the Investment Company Act, in relevant part, a company is an “investment company” if:
pursuant to Section 3(a)(1)(A), it is, or holds itself out as being, engaged primarily, or proposes to engage primarily, in the business of investing, reinvesting or trading in securities; or
pursuant to Section 3(a)(1)(C), it is engaged, or proposes to engage, in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading in securities and owns or proposes to acquire “investment securities” having a value exceeding 40.0% of the value of its total assets (exclusive of U.S. government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis, or the 40.0% test. “Investment securities” excludes U.S. government securities and securities of majority-owned subsidiaries that are not themselves investment companies and are not relying on the exception from the definition of investment company under Section 3(c)(1) or Section 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act.
We intend to monitor our operations and our assets on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that neither we, nor any of our subsidiaries, meet the definition of “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act. If we were obligated to register as an investment company, we would have to comply with a variety of substantive requirements under the Investment Company Act imposing, among other things:
limitations on capital structure;
restrictions on specified investments;
prohibitions on transactions with affiliates;
compliance with reporting, record keeping, voting, proxy disclosure and other rules and regulations that would significantly change our operations; and
potentially, compliance with daily valuation requirements.
In order for us to not meet the definition of an “investment company” and avoid regulation under the Investment Company Act, we must engage primarily in the business of buying real estate, and these investments must be made within one year after the offering period ends. If we are unable to invest a significant portion of the proceeds of this offering in properties within one year after the offering period, we may avoid being required to register as an investment company by temporarily investing any unused proceeds in certificates of deposit or other cash items with low returns. This would reduce the cash available for distribution to investors and possibly lower your returns.
To avoid meeting the definition of an “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act, we may be unable to sell assets we would otherwise want to sell and may need to sell assets we would otherwise wish to retain. Similarly, we may have to acquire additional income- or loss-generating assets that we might not otherwise have acquired or may have to forgo opportunities to acquire interests in companies that we would otherwise want to acquire and would be important to our investment strategy. Accordingly, our board of directors may not be able to change our investment policies as

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our board of directors may deem appropriate if such change would cause us to meet the definition of an “investment company.” In addition, a change in the value of any of our assets could negatively affect our ability to avoid being required to register as an investment company. If we were required to register as an investment company but failed to do so, we would be prohibited from engaging in our business, and criminal and civil actions could be brought against us. In addition, our contracts would be unenforceable unless a court were to require enforcement, and a court could appoint a receiver to take control of us and liquidate our business.
We are an “emerging growth company” under the federal securities laws and will be subject to reduced public company reporting requirements.
In April 2012, President Obama signed into law the JOBS Act. We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in the JOBS Act, and are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from, or reduced disclosure obligations relating to, various reporting requirements that are normally applicable to public companies.
We could remain an “emerging growth company” for up to five years, or until the earliest of (1) the last day of the first fiscal year in which we have total annual gross revenue of $1 billion or more, (2) December 31 of the fiscal year that we become a “large accelerated filer,” as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which would occur if the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million, measured as of the last business day of our most recently completed second fiscal quarter, and we have been publicly reporting for at least 12 months), or (3) the date on which we have issued more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt during the preceding three-year period.
Under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies are not required to (1) provide an auditor’s attestation report on management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (2) comply with new requirements adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, which may require a supplement to the auditor’s report in which the auditor must provide additional information about the audit and the issuer’s financial statements, (3) comply with new audit rules adopted by the PCAOB after April 5, 2012 (unless the SEC determines otherwise), (4) provide certain disclosures relating to executive compensation generally required for larger public companies, or (5) hold stockholder advisory votes on executive compensation. Other than as set forth in the following paragraph, we have not yet made a decision as to whether to take advantage of any or all of the JOBS Act exemptions that are applicable to us. If we do take advantage of any of the remaining exemptions, we do not know if some investors will find our common stock less attractive as a result.
Additionally, the JOBS Act provides that an “emerging growth company” may take advantage of an extended transition period for complying with new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies. This means that an “emerging growth company” can delay adopting certain accounting standards until such standards are otherwise applicable to private companies. However, we are electing to “opt out” of such extended transition period, and will therefore comply with new or revised accounting standards on the applicable dates on which the adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that our decision to opt out of such extended transition period for compliance with new or revised accounting standards is irrevocable.
Risks Related to Investments in Real Estate
Changes in national, international, regional or local economic, demographic or real estate market conditions, including a rise in interest rates, may adversely affect our results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you or reduce the value of your investment.
We are subject to risks generally incidental to the ownership of real estate, including changes in national, international, regional or local economic, demographic or real estate market conditions. We are unable to predict future changes in national, international, regional or local economic, demographic or real estate market conditions. For example, a recession or rise in interest rates could make it more difficult for us to lease real properties or dispose of them. In addition, rising interest rates could also make alternative interest-bearing and other investments more attractive, and therefore, potentially lower the relative value of our existing real estate investments. Furthermore, rising interest rates could cause non-traded public real estate investment trusts, such as our company, to be looked upon less favorably by potential investors, which would reduce the amount of proceeds that we are able to raise in this offering and thus reduce the number of investments that we are able to make. These conditions, or others we cannot predict, may adversely affect our results of operations, our ability to pay distributions to you or reduce the value of your investment.

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If we acquire real estate at a time when the real estate market is experiencing substantial influxes of capital investment and competition for income-producing properties, such real estate investments may not appreciate or may decrease in value.
Although the real estate market has been experiencing severe dislocations, in the future the market may experience a substantial influx of capital from investors. Any substantial flow of capital, combined with significant competition for income producing real estate, may result in inflated purchase prices for such assets. To the extent we purchase real estate in such an environment in the future, we will be subject to the risk that the value of such investments may not appreciate or may decrease significantly below the amount we paid for such investment.
We may obtain only limited warranties when we purchase a property and would have only limited recourse in the event our due diligence did not identify any issues that lower the value of our property.
The seller of a property often sells such property in its “as is” condition on a “where is” basis and “with all faults,” without any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose. In addition, purchase and sale agreements may contain only limited warranties, representations and indemnifications that will only survive for a limited period after the closing. The purchase of properties with limited warranties increases the risk that we may lose some or all of our invested capital in the property, as well as the loss of rental income from that property.
Acquiring or attempting to acquire multiple properties in a single transaction may adversely affect our operations.
From time to time, we may attempt to acquire multiple properties in a single transaction. Portfolio acquisitions are more complex and expensive than single property acquisitions, and the risk that a multiple-property acquisition does not close may be greater than in a single-property acquisition. Portfolio acquisitions may also result in us owning investments in geographically dispersed markets, placing additional demands on our ability to manage the properties in the portfolio. In addition, a seller may require that a group of properties be purchased as a package even though we may not want to purchase one or more properties in the portfolio. In these situations, if we are unable to identify another person or entity to acquire the unwanted properties, we may be required to operate or attempt to dispose of these properties. To acquire multiple properties in a single transaction, we may be required to accumulate a large amount of cash. We would expect the returns that we earn on such cash to be less than the ultimate returns on real property; therefore, accumulating such cash could reduce our funds available for distributions to you. Any of the foregoing events may have an adverse effect on our operations.
Uninsured losses relating to real estate and lender requirements to obtain insurance may reduce your returns.
There are types of losses relating to real estate, generally catastrophic in nature, such as losses due to wars, acts of terrorism, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, pollution or environmental matters, for which we do not intend to obtain insurance unless we are required to do so by mortgage lenders. If any of our properties incurs a casualty loss that is not fully covered by insurance, the value of our assets will be reduced by any such uninsured loss. In addition, other than any reserves we may establish, we have no source of funding to repair or reconstruct any uninsured damaged property, and we cannot assure you that any such sources of funding will be available to us for such purposes in the future. Also, to the extent we must pay unexpectedly large amounts for uninsured losses, we could suffer reduced earnings that would result in less cash to be distributed to you. In cases where we are required by mortgage lenders to obtain casualty loss insurance for catastrophic events or terrorism, such insurance may not be available, or may not be available at a reasonable cost, which could inhibit our ability to finance or refinance our properties. Additionally, if we obtain such insurance, the costs associated with owning a property would increase and could have a material adverse effect on the net income from the property, and, thus, the cash available for distribution to you.
Terrorist attacks and other acts of violence or war may affect the markets in which we operate and have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and ability to pay distributions to you.
Terrorist attacks may negatively affect our operations and our stockholders’ investments. We may acquire real estate assets located in areas that are susceptible to attack. These attacks may directly impact the value of our assets through damage, destruction, loss or increased security costs. Although we may obtain terrorism insurance, we may not be able to obtain sufficient coverage to fund any losses we may incur. Risks associated with potential acts of terrorism could sharply increase the premiums we pay for coverage against property and casualty claims. Further, certain losses resulting from these types of events are uninsurable or not insurable at reasonable costs.
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tenants’ ability to pay rent on their leases or our ability to borrow money or issue capital stock at acceptable prices, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and ability to pay distributions to you.
Dramatic increases in insurance rates could adversely affect our cash flows and our ability to pay distributions to you.
We may not be able to obtain insurance coverage at reasonable rates due to high premium and/or deductible amounts. As a result, our cash flows could be adversely impacted due to these higher costs, which would adversely affect our ability to pay distributions to you.
Delays in the acquisition, development and construction of real properties may have adverse effects on our results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Delays we encounter in the selection, acquisition and development of real properties could adversely affect your returns. Where properties are acquired prior to the start of construction or during the early stages of construction, it will typically take several months to complete construction and rent available space. If we engage in development or construction projects, we will be subject to uncertainties associated with re-zoning for development, environmental concerns of governmental entities and/or community groups, and our builder’s ability to build in conformity with plans, specifications, budgeted costs, and timetables. If a builder fails to perform, we may resort to legal action to rescind the purchase or the construction contract or to compel performance. A builder’s performance may also be affected or delayed by conditions beyond the builder’s control. Therefore, you could suffer delays in the receipt of cash distributions attributable to those particular real properties. Delays in completion of construction could give tenants the right to terminate preconstruction leases for space at a newly developed project. We may incur additional risks if we make periodic progress payments or other advances to builders prior to completion of construction. These and other such factors can result in increased costs of a project or loss of our investment. In addition, we will be subject to normal lease-up risks relating to newly constructed projects. We also must rely on rental income and expense projections and estimates of the fair market value of property upon completion of construction when agreeing upon a price at the time we acquire the property. If our projections are inaccurate, we may pay too much for a property, and our return on our investment could suffer.
We are permitted to invest in a limited amount of unimproved real property. Returns from development of unimproved properties are also subject to risks associated with re-zoning the land for development and environmental concerns of governmental entities and/or community groups. If we invest in unimproved real property that we intend to develop, your investment would be subject to the risks associated with investments in unimproved real property.
If we contract with a development company for newly developed property, our earnest money deposit made to the development company may not be fully refunded.
We may acquire one or more properties under development. We anticipate that if we do acquire properties that are under development, we will be obligated to pay a substantial earnest money deposit at the time of contracting to acquire such properties, and that we will be required to close the purchase of the property upon completion of the development of the property. We may enter into such a contract with the development company even if at the time we enter into the contract, we have not yet raised sufficient proceeds in this offering to enable us to close the purchase of such property. However, we may not be required to close a purchase from the development company, and may be entitled to a refund of our earnest money, in the following circumstances:
the development company fails to develop the property;
all or a specified portion of the pre-leased tenants fail to take possession under their leases for any reason; or
we are unable to raise sufficient proceeds from this offering to pay the purchase price at closing.
The obligation of the development company to refund our earnest money deposit will be unsecured, and we may not be able to obtain a refund of such earnest money deposit from it under these circumstances since the development company may be an entity without substantial assets or operations.
Uncertain market conditions relating to the future disposition of properties could cause us to sell our properties at a loss in the future.
Our advisor, subject to the oversight of our board of directors, may exercise its discretion as to whether and when to sell a property, and we will have no obligation to sell properties at any particular time. We cannot predict with any certainty the various market conditions affecting real estate investments that will exist at any particular time in the future. Because of the uncertainty of market conditions that may affect the future disposition of our properties, we cannot assure you that we will be able to sell our properties at a profit in the future. Additionally, we may incur prepayment penalties in the event we sell a

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property subject to a mortgage earlier than we otherwise had planned. Accordingly, the extent to which you will receive cash distributions and realize potential appreciation on our real estate investments will, among other things, be dependent upon fluctuating market conditions.
Our inability to sell a property when we desire to do so could adversely impact our ability to pay cash distributions to you.
The real estate market is affected by many factors, such as general economic conditions, availability of financing, interest rates, supply and demand, and other factors that are beyond our control. We cannot predict whether we will be able to sell any property for the price or on the terms set by us, or whether any price or other terms offered by a prospective purchaser would be acceptable to us. We may be required to expend funds to correct defects or to make improvements before a property can be sold. We may not have adequate funds available to correct such defects or to make such improvements. Moreover, in acquiring a property, we may agree to restrictions that prohibit the sale of that property for a period of time or impose other restrictions, such as a limitation on the amount of debt that can be placed or repaid on that property. We cannot predict the length of time needed to find a willing purchaser and to close the sale of a property. Our inability to sell a property when we desire to do so may cause us to reduce our selling price for the property. Any delay in our receipt of proceeds, or diminishment of proceeds, from the sale of a property could adversely impact our ability to pay distributions to you.
If we sell properties by providing financing to purchasers, defaults by the purchasers would adversely affect our cash flows from operations.
If we decide to sell any of our properties, in some instances we may provide financing to purchasers. When we provide financing to purchasers, we will bear the risk that the purchaser may default on its obligations under the financing, which could negatively impact cash flows from operations. Even in the absence of a purchaser default, the distribution of sale proceeds, or their reinvestment in other assets, will be delayed until the promissory notes or other property we may accept upon the sale are actually paid, sold, refinanced or otherwise disposed of. In some cases, we may receive initial down payments in cash and other property in the year of sale in an amount less than the selling price, and subsequent payments will be spread over a number of years. If any purchaser defaults under a financing arrangement with us, it could negatively impact our ability to pay cash distributions to you.
You may not receive any profits resulting from the sale of one of our properties, or receive such profits in a timely manner, because we may provide financing to the purchaser of such property.
If we sell one of our properties during liquidation, you may experience a delay before receiving your share of the proceeds of such liquidation. In a forced or voluntary liquidation, we may sell our properties either subject to or upon the assumption of any then outstanding mortgage debt or, alternatively, may provide financing to purchasers. We may take a purchase money obligation secured by a mortgage as partial payment. We do not have any limitations or restrictions on our taking such purchase money obligations. To the extent we receive promissory notes or other property instead of cash from sales, such proceeds, other than any interest payable on those proceeds, will not be included in net sale proceeds until and to the extent the promissory notes or other property are actually paid, sold, refinanced or otherwise disposed of. In many cases, we will receive initial down payments in the year of sale in an amount less than the selling price and subsequent payments will be spread over a number of years. Therefore, you may experience a delay in the distribution to you of the proceeds of a sale until such time.
We face possible liability for environmental cleanup costs and damages for contamination related to properties we acquire, which could substantially increase our costs and reduce our liquidity and cash distributions to you.
Because we intend to own and operate real estate, we will be subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations. Under these laws, ordinances and regulations, a current or previous owner or operator of real estate may be liable for the cost of removal or remediation of hazardous or toxic substances on, under or in such property. The costs of removal or remediation could be substantial. Such laws often impose liability whether or not the owner or operator knew of, or was responsible for, the presence of such hazardous or toxic substances. Environmental laws also may impose restrictions on the manner in which property may be used or businesses may be operated, and these restrictions may require substantial expenditures. Environmental laws provide for sanctions in the event of noncompliance and may be enforced by governmental agencies or, in certain circumstances, by private parties. Certain environmental laws and common law principles could be used to impose liability for release of and exposure to hazardous substances, including the release of asbestos-containing materials into the air, and third parties may seek recovery from owners or operators of real estate for personal injury or property damage associated with exposure to released hazardous substances. In addition, new or more stringent laws or stricter interpretations of existing laws could change the cost of compliance or liabilities and restrictions arising out of such laws. The cost of defending against these claims, complying with environmental regulatory requirements, conducting

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remediation of any contaminated property, or of paying personal injury claims could be substantial, which would reduce our liquidity and cash available for distribution to you. In addition, the presence of hazardous substances on a property or the failure to meet environmental regulatory requirements may materially impair our ability to use, lease or sell a property, or to use the property as collateral for borrowing.
Our real estate investments may be concentrated in medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing or other healthcare-related facilities, making us more vulnerable economically than if our investments were diversified.
As a REIT, we will invest primarily in real estate. Within the real estate industry, we intend to acquire or selectively develop and own medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities. We are subject to risks inherent in concentrating investments in real estate. These risks resulting from a lack of diversification become even greater as a result of our business strategy to invest to a substantial degree in healthcare-related facilities.
A downturn in the commercial real estate industry generally could significantly adversely affect the value of our properties. A downturn in the healthcare industry could negatively affect our lessees’ ability to make lease payments to us and our ability to pay distributions to you. These adverse effects could be more pronounced than if we diversified our investments outside of real estate or if our portfolio did not include a substantial concentration in medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities.
A significant portion of our annual base rent may be concentrated in a small number of tenants. Therefore, non-renewals, terminations or lease defaults by any of these significant tenants could reduce our net income and have a negative effect on our ability to pay distributions to our stockholders.

The success of our investments materially depends upon the financial stability of the tenants leasing the properties we will own. Therefore, a non-renewal after the expiration of a lease term, termination, default or other failure to meet rental obligations by a significant tenant would significantly lower our net income. Any of these events could have a negative effect on our results of operations, our ability to pay distributions to our stockholders or on our ability to cover distributions with cash flow from operations.
A high concentration of our properties in a particular geographic area would magnify the effects of downturns in that geographic area.
It is possible that a significant portion of our portfolio could be concentrated in a particular geographic area. In the event that we have a concentration of properties in any particular geographic area, any adverse situation that disproportionately effects that geographic area would have a magnified adverse effect on our portfolio.
Certain of our properties may not have efficient alternative uses, so the loss of a tenant may cause us not to be able to find a replacement or cause us to spend considerable capital to adapt the property to an alternative use.
Some of the properties we will seek to acquire are specialized medical facilities. If we or our tenants terminate the leases for these properties or our tenants lose their regulatory authority to operate such properties, we may not be able to locate suitable replacement tenants to lease the properties for their specialized uses. Alternatively, we may be required to spend substantial amounts to adapt the properties to other uses. Any loss of revenues or additional capital expenditures required as a result may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Our future medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities and tenants may be unable to compete successfully.
Our future medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities often will face competition from nearby medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities that provide comparable services. Some of those competing facilities are owned by governmental agencies and supported by tax revenues, and others are owned by nonprofit corporations and may be supported to a large extent by endowments and charitable contributions. These types of support are not available to our buildings.
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referral sources, including physicians and managed care organizations, may change their lists of hospitals or physicians to which they refer patients. This could adversely affect our tenants’ ability to make rental payments, which could adversely affect our rental revenues.
Any reduction in rental revenues resulting from the inability of our medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities and our tenants to compete successfully may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
A proposed change in U.S. accounting standards for leases could reduce the overall demand to lease our properties.
The existing accounting standards for leases require lessees to classify their leases as either capital or operating leases. Under a capital lease, both the leased asset, which represents the tenant’s right to use the property, and the contractual lease obligation are recorded on the tenant’s balance sheet if one of the following criteria are met: (i) the lease transfers ownership of the property to the lessee by the end of the lease term; (ii) the lease contains a bargain purchase option; (iii) the non-cancellable lease term is more than 75.0% of the useful life of the asset; or (iv) if the present value of the minimum lease payments equals 90.0% or more of the leased property’s fair value. If the terms of the lease do not meet these criteria, the lease is considered an operating lease, and no leased asset or contractual lease obligation is recorded by the tenant.
In order to address concerns raised by the SEC regarding the transparency of contractual lease obligations under the existing accounting standards for operating leases, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or the FASB, and the International Accounting Standards Board, or the IASB, initiated a joint project to develop new guidelines to lease accounting. The FASB and IASB, or collectively, the Boards, issued an Exposure Draft on August 17, 2010 and a Revised Exposure Draft on May 16, 2013, or collectively, the Exposure Drafts, which propose substantial changes to the current lease accounting standards, primarily by eliminating the concept of operating lease accounting. As a result, a lease asset and obligation will be recorded on the tenant’s balance sheet for all lease arrangements. In addition, the Exposure Drafts will impact the method in which contractual lease payments will be recorded. In order to mitigate the effect of the proposed lease accounting, tenants may seek to negotiate certain terms within new lease arrangements or modify terms in existing lease arrangements, such as shorter lease terms or fewer extension options, which would generally have less impact on tenant balance sheets. Also, tenants may reassess their lease-versus-buy strategies. This could result in a greater renewal risk, a delay in investing proceeds from this offering, or shorter lease terms, all of which may negatively impact our operations and ability to pay distributions.
After receiving extensive comments on the Exposure Drafts, the Boards are considering all feedback received and are re-deliberating all significant issues.
Our costs associated with complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act may reduce our cash available for distributions.
The properties we will acquire may be subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, or the ADA. Under the ADA, all places of public accommodation are required to comply with federal requirements related to access and use by disabled persons. The ADA has separate compliance requirements for “public accommodations” and “commercial facilities” that generally require that buildings and services be made accessible and available to people with disabilities. The ADA’s requirements could require removal of access barriers and could result in the imposition of injunctive relief, monetary penalties or, in some cases, an award of damages. We will attempt to acquire properties that comply with the ADA or place the burden on the seller or other third party, such as a tenant, to ensure compliance with the ADA. However, we cannot assure you that we will be able to acquire properties or allocate responsibilities in this manner. If we cannot, our funds used for ADA compliance may reduce cash available for distributions and the amount of distributions to you.
Increased operating expenses could reduce cash flows from operations and funds available to acquire investments or pay distributions.
Any property that we may acquire will be subject to operating risks common to real estate in general, any or all of which may negatively affect us. If any property is not fully occupied or if rents are being paid in an amount that is insufficient to cover operating expenses, we could be required to expend funds with respect to that property for operating expenses. The properties will be subject to increases in tax rates, utility costs, insurance costs, repairs and maintenance costs, administrative costs and other operating expenses. Some of our property leases or future leases may not require the tenants to pay all or a portion of these expenses, in which event we may have to pay these costs. If we are unable to lease properties on terms that require the tenants to pay all or some of the properties’ operating expenses, if our tenants fail to pay these expenses as required or if expenses we are required to pay exceed our expectations, we could have less funds available for future acquisitions or cash available for distributions to you.

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Our operating properties will be subject to real and personal property taxes that may increase in the future, which could adversely affect our cash flows.
Our operating properties will be subject to real and personal property taxes that may increase as tax rates change and as the operating properties are assessed or reassessed by taxing authorities. As the owner of the properties, we will be ultimately responsible for payment of the taxes to the applicable government authorities. If real property taxes increase, our tenants may be unable to make the required tax payments, ultimately requiring us to pay the taxes even if otherwise stated under the terms of the lease. If we fail to pay any such taxes, the applicable taxing authority may place a lien on the operating property and the operating property may be subject to a tax sale. In addition, we are generally responsible for real property taxes related to any vacant space.
Costs of complying with governmental laws and regulations related to environmental protection and human health and safety may be high.
All real property investments and the operations conducted in connection with such investments are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to environmental protection and human health and safety. Some of these laws and regulations may impose joint and several liability on customers, owners or operators for the costs to investigate or remediate contaminated properties, regardless of fault or whether the acts causing the contamination were legal.
Under various federal, state and local environmental laws, a current or previous owner or operator of real property may be liable for the cost of removing or remediating hazardous or toxic substances on such real property. Such laws often impose liability whether or not the owner or operator knew of, or was responsible for, the presence of such hazardous or toxic substances. In addition, the presence of hazardous substances, or the failure to properly remediate those substances, may adversely affect our ability to sell, rent or pledge such real property as collateral for future borrowings. Environmental laws also may impose restrictions on the manner in which real property may be used or businesses may be operated. Some of these laws and regulations have been amended so as to require compliance with new or more stringent standards as of future dates. Compliance with new or more stringent laws or regulations or stricter interpretation of existing laws may require us to incur material expenditures. Future laws, ordinances or regulations may impose material environmental liability. Additionally, our tenants’ operations, the existing condition of land when we buy it, operations in the vicinity of our real properties, such as the presence of underground storage tanks, or activities of unrelated third parties may affect our real properties. In addition, there are various local, state and federal fire, health, life-safety and similar regulations with which we may be required to comply, and which may subject us to liability in the form of fines or damages for noncompliance. In connection with the acquisition and ownership of our real properties, we may be exposed to such costs in connection with such regulations. The cost of defending against environmental claims, of any damages or fines we must pay, of compliance with environmental regulatory requirements or of remediating any contaminated real property could materially and adversely affect our business, lower the value of our assets or results of operations and, consequently, lower the amounts available for distribution to you.
Ownership of property outside the United States may subject us to different or greater risks than those associated with our domestic operations.
We will seek to acquire properties outside the United States. International development, ownership, and operating activities involve risks that are different from those we face with respect to our domestic properties and operations. These risks include, but are not limited to, any international currency gain recognized with respect to changes in exchange rates may not qualify under the 75.0% gross income test or the 95.0% gross income test that we must satisfy annually in order to maintain our status as a REIT; challenges with respect to the repatriation of foreign earnings and cash; changes in foreign political, regulatory, and economic conditions, including regionally, nationally, and locally; challenges in managing international operations; challenges of complying with a wide variety of foreign laws and regulations, including those relating to real estate, corporate governance, operations, taxes, employment and legal proceedings; foreign ownership restrictions with respect to operations in countries; diminished ability to legally enforce our contractual rights in foreign countries; differences in lending practices and the willingness of domestic or foreign lenders to provide financing; regional or country-specific business cycles and economic instability; and changes in applicable laws and regulations in the United States that affect foreign operations. In addition, we have limited investing experience in international markets. If we are unable to successfully manage the risks associated with international expansion and operations, our results of operations and financial condition may be adversely affected.
Investments in properties or other real estate-related investments outside the United States would subject us to foreign currency risks, which may adversely affect distributions and our REIT status.
We expect to generate a portion of our revenue in foreign currencies. Revenues generated from any properties or other real estate-related investments we acquire or ventures we enter into relating to transactions involving assets located in markets outside the United States likely will be denominated in the local currency. Therefore, any investments we make outside the

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United States may subject us to foreign currency risk due to potential fluctuations in exchange rates between foreign currencies and the U.S. Dollar. As a result, changes in exchange rates of any such foreign currency to U.S. Dollars may affect our revenues, operating margins and distributions and may also affect the book value of our assets and the amount of stockholders’ equity.
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates used to value a REIT’s foreign assets may be considered changes in the value of the REIT’s assets. These changes may adversely affect our status as a REIT. Further, bank accounts in foreign currency that are not considered cash or cash equivalents may adversely affect our status as a REIT.
Risks Related to the Healthcare Industry
The healthcare industry is heavily regulated and new laws or regulations, changes to existing laws or regulations, loss of licensure or failure to obtain licensure could result in the inability of our tenants to make rent payments to us.
The healthcare industry is heavily regulated by federal, state and local governmental bodies. Our tenants generally will be subject to laws and regulations covering, among other things, licensure, certification for participation in government programs, and relationships with physicians and other referral sources. Changes in these laws and regulations or our tenants’ failure to comply with these laws and regulations could negatively affect the ability of our tenants to make lease payments to us and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Many of our medical properties and their tenants may require a license or certificate of need, or CON, to operate. Failure to obtain a license or CON, or loss of a required license or CON, would prevent a facility from operating in the manner intended by the tenant. These events could materially adversely affect our tenants’ ability to make rent payments to us. State and local laws also may regulate expansion, including the addition of new beds or services or acquisition of medical equipment, and the construction of healthcare-related facilities, by requiring a CON or other similar approval. State CON laws and other similar laws are not uniform throughout the U.S. and are subject to change; therefore, this may adversely impact our tenants’ ability to provide services in different states. We cannot predict the impact of state CON laws or similar laws on our development of facilities or the operations of our tenants.
In addition, state CON laws often materially impact the ability of competitors to enter into the marketplace of our facilities. The repeal of CON laws could allow competitors to freely operate in previously closed markets. This could negatively affect our tenants’ abilities to make rent payments to us.
In limited circumstances, loss of state licensure or certification or closure of a facility could ultimately result in loss of authority to operate the facility or provide services at the facility and require new CON authorization licensure and/or authorization or potential authorization from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to re-institute operations. As a result, a portion of the value of the facility may be reduced, which would adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Reductions in reimbursement from third party payors, including Medicare and Medicaid, could adversely affect the profitability of our tenants and hinder their ability to make rent payments to us.
Sources of revenue for our tenants may include the federal Medicare program, state Medicaid programs, private insurance carriers and health maintenance organizations, among others. Efforts by such payors to reduce healthcare costs will likely continue, which may result in reductions or slower growth in reimbursement for certain services provided by some of our tenants. In addition, the healthcare billing rules and regulations are complex, and the failure of any of our tenants to comply with various laws and regulations could jeopardize their ability to continue participating in Medicare, Medicaid and other government sponsored payment programs. Moreover, the state and federal governmental healthcare programs are subject to reductions by state and federal legislative actions. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 prevented the reduction in physician reimbursement of Medicare from being implemented in 2013. The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 prevented the reduction of 24.4% in the physician fee schedule by replacing the scheduled reduction with a 0.5% increase to the physician fee schedule through December 31, 2014, and a 0% increase for January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The potential 21.0% cut in reimbursement that was to be effective April 1, 2015 was removed by the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, and replaced with a new methodology that will focus upon payment based upon quality outcomes. Specifically, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, will combine the Physician Quality Reporting System, or PQRS, and Meaningful Use program with the Value Based Modifier program to provide for one payment model based upon (i) quality, (ii) resource use, (iii) clinical practice improvement and (iv) meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record, or EHR, technology. Therefore, this change in reimbursement models may impact our tenants’ payments and create uncertainty in the tenants’ financial condition.

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The healthcare industry continues to face various challenges, including increased government and private payor pressure on healthcare providers to control or reduce costs. It is possible that our tenants will continue to experience a shift in payor mix away from fee-for-service payors, resulting in an increase in the percentage of revenues attributable to reimbursements based upon value based principles and quality driven managed care programs, and general industry trends that include pressures to control healthcare costs. Pressures to control healthcare costs and a shift away from traditional health insurance reimbursement to payments based upon quality outcomes have increased the uncertainty of payments. In 2014, state insurance exchanges were implemented which provide a new mechanism for individuals to obtain insurance. At this time, the number of payers that are participating in the state insurance exchanges varies, and in some regions there are very limited insurance plans available for individuals to choose from when purchasing insurance. In addition, not all healthcare providers will maintain participation agreements with the payers that are participating in the state health insurance exchange. Therefore, it is possible that our tenants may incur a change in their reimbursement if the tenant does not have a participation agreement with the state insurance exchange payers and a large number of individuals elect to purchase insurance from the state insurance exchange. Further, the rates of reimbursement from the state insurance exchange payers to healthcare providers will vary greatly. The rates of reimbursement will be subject to negotiation between the healthcare provider and the payer, which may vary based upon the market, the healthcare provider’s quality metrics, the number of providers participating in the area and the patient population, among other factors. Therefore, it is uncertain whether healthcare providers will incur a decrease in reimbursement from the state insurance exchange, which may impact a tenant’s ability to pay rent.
In addition, the healthcare legislation passed in 2010 included new payment models with new shared savings programs and demonstration programs that include bundled payment models and payments contingent upon reporting on satisfaction of quality benchmarks. The new payment models will likely change how physicians are paid for services. These changes could have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of some or all of our tenants. The financial impact on our tenants could restrict their ability to make rent payments to us, which would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you. 
Furthermore, in 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals, Comprehensive Primary Care practice sites, and group practices participating in the PQRS group practice reporting option (including Accountable Care Organizations) that did not satisfactorily report PQRS in 2014. Individuals and groups that receive the 2016 negative payment adjustment will not receive a 2014 PQRS incentive payment. Providers can appeal the determination, but if the provider is not successful, the provider’s reimbursement may be adversely impacted, which would adversely impact a tenant’s ability to make rent payments to us.
Some tenants of our medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities will be subject to fraud and abuse laws, the violation of which by a tenant may jeopardize the tenant’s ability to make rent payments to us.
There are various federal and state laws prohibiting fraudulent and abusive business practices by healthcare providers who participate in, receive payments from or are in a position to make referrals in connection with government-sponsored healthcare programs, including the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Our lease arrangements with certain tenants may also be subject to these fraud and abuse laws. In order to support compliance with the fraud and abuse laws, our lease agreements may be required to satisfy individual state law requirements that vary from state to state, the Stark Law exception and the Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbor for lease arrangements, each as described in the “Investment Objectives, Strategy and Criteria — Healthcare Regulatory Matters” section of this prospectus, which impacts the terms and conditions that may be negotiated in the lease arrangements.
These federal laws include:
the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, which prohibits, among other things, the offer, payment, solicitation or receipt of any form of remuneration in return for, or to induce, the referral of any item or service reimbursed by state or federal healthcare programs;
the Federal Physician Self-Referral Prohibition, which, subject to specific exceptions, restricts physicians from making referrals for specifically designated health services for which payment may be made under federal healthcare programs to an entity with which the physician, or an immediate family member, has a financial relationship;
the False Claims Act, which prohibits any person from knowingly presenting false or fraudulent claims for payment to the federal government, including claims paid by the Medicare and Medicaid programs;
the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, which authorizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to impose monetary penalties or exclusion from participating in state or federal healthcare programs for certain fraudulent acts;

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the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, or HIPAA, Fraud Statute, which makes it a federal crime to defraud any health benefit plan, including private payers; and
the Exclusions Law, which authorizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to exclude someone from participating in state or federal healthcare programs for certain fraudulent acts.
Each of these laws includes criminal and/or civil penalties for violations that range from punitive sanctions, damage assessments, penalties, imprisonment, denial of Medicare and Medicaid payments and/or exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Certain laws, such as the False Claims Act, allow for individuals to bring whistleblower actions on behalf of the government for violations thereof. Additionally, states in which the facilities are located may have similar fraud and abuse laws. Investigation by a federal or state governmental body for violation of fraud and abuse laws or imposition of any of these penalties upon one of our tenants could jeopardize that tenant’s ability to operate or to make rent payments, which may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Adverse trends in healthcare provider operations may negatively affect our lease revenues and our ability to pay distributions to you.
The healthcare industry is currently experiencing:
changes in the demand for and methods of delivering healthcare services;
changes in third party reimbursement policies;
significant unused capacity in certain areas, which has created substantial competition for patients among healthcare providers in those areas;
increased expense for uninsured patients;
increased competition among healthcare providers;
increased liability insurance expense;
continued pressure by private and governmental payors to reduce payments to providers of services;
increased scrutiny of billing, referral and other practices by federal and state authorities;
changes in federal and state healthcare program payment models;
increased emphasis on compliance with privacy and security requirements related to personal health information;
increased acquisitions and consolidation of providers in the healthcare industry; and
increases and expansion of government audits related to compliance with the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
These factors may adversely affect the economic performance of some or all of our tenants and, in turn, our lease revenues and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Our healthcare-related tenants may be subject to significant legal actions that could subject them to increased operating costs and substantial uninsured liabilities, which may affect their ability to pay their rent payments to us.
As is typical in the healthcare industry, our healthcare-related tenants may often become subject to claims that their services have resulted in patient injury or other adverse effects. Many of these tenants may have experienced an increasing trend in the frequency and severity of professional liability and general liability insurance claims and litigation asserted against them. The insurance coverage maintained by these tenants may not cover all claims made against them nor continue to be available at a reasonable cost, if at all. In some states, insurance coverage for the risk of punitive damages arising from professional liability and general liability claims and/or litigation may not, in certain cases, be available to these tenants due to state law prohibitions or limitations of availability. As a result, these types of tenants of our medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities operating in these states may be liable for punitive damage awards that are either not covered or are in excess of their insurance policy limits. We also believe that there has been, and will continue to be, an increase in governmental investigations of certain healthcare providers, particularly in the area of Medicare/Medicaid false claims, as well as an increase in enforcement actions resulting from these investigations. Insurance is not always available to cover such losses. Any adverse determination in a legal proceeding or governmental investigation, whether currently asserted or arising in the future, could have a material adverse effect on a tenant’s financial condition. If a tenant is unable to obtain or maintain insurance coverage, if judgments are obtained in excess of the insurance coverage, if a tenant is required to pay uninsured punitive damages, or if a tenant is subject to an uninsurable government enforcement action, the tenant could be exposed to substantial additional liabilities, which may affect the tenant’s ability to

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pay rent, which in turn could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
Comprehensive healthcare reform legislation, the effects of which are not yet known, could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to pay distributions to you.
On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and on March 30, 2010, the President signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, or the Reconciliation Act, which in part modified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Together, the two acts will serve as the primary vehicle for comprehensive healthcare reform in the U.S. The acts are intended to reduce the number of individuals in the U.S. without health insurance and effect significant other changes to the ways in which healthcare is organized, delivered and reimbursed. Included within the legislation is a limitation on physician-owned hospitals from expanding, unless the facility satisfies very narrow federal exceptions to this limitation. Therefore, if our tenants are physicians that own and refer to a hospital, the hospital would be limited in its operations and expansion potential, which may limit the hospital’s services and resulting revenues and may impact the owner’s ability to make rental payments. The legislation will become effective through a phased approach, having begun in 2010 and concluding in 2018, although several provisions of the legislation have been delayed, and additional delays are being considered. At this time, the effects of healthcare reform, its success or delay in implementation and its impact on our properties are not yet known but could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and ability to pay distributions to you.

Risks Related to Debt Financing
Increases in interest rates could increase the amount of our debt payments, and therefore, negatively impact our operating results.
Interest we will pay on our debt obligations will reduce cash available for distributions. Whenever we incur variable rate debt, increases in interest rates would increase our interest costs, which would reduce our cash flows and our ability to pay distributions to you. If we need to repay existing debt during periods of rising interest rates, we could be required to liquidate one or more of our investments in properties at times which may not permit realization of the maximum return on such investments.
To the extent we borrow at fixed rates or enter into fixed interest rate swaps, we will not benefit from reduced interest expense if interest rates decrease.
We are exposed to the effects of interest rate changes primarily as a result of borrowings we will use to maintain liquidity and fund expansion and refinancing of our real estate investment portfolio and operations. To limit the impact of interest rate changes on earnings, prepayment penalties and cash flows and to lower overall borrowing costs while taking into account variable interest rate risk, we may borrow at fixed rates or variable rates depending upon prevailing market conditions. We may also enter into derivative financial instruments such as interest rate swaps and caps in order to mitigate our interest rate risk on a related financial instrument.
Hedging activity may expose us to risks.
We may use derivative financial instruments to hedge our exposure to changes in exchange rates and interest rates on loans secured by our assets. If we use derivative financial instruments to hedge against interest rate fluctuations, we will be exposed to credit risk and legal enforceability risks. In this context, credit risk is the failure of the counterparty to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. If the fair value of a derivative contract is positive, the counterparty owes us, which creates credit risk for us. Legal enforceability risks encompass general contractual risks, including the risk that the counterparty will breach the terms of, or fail to perform its obligations under, the derivative contract. These derivative instruments are speculative in nature and there is no guarantee that they will be effective. If we are unable to manage these risks effectively, our results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay distributions to you will be adversely affected.
Lenders may require us to enter into restrictive covenants relating to our operations, which could limit our ability to pay distributions to you.
When providing financing, a lender may impose restrictions on us that affect our ability to incur additional debt and affect our distribution and operating strategies. We may enter into loan documents that contain covenants that limit our ability to further mortgage the property, discontinue insurance coverage, or replace our advisor. These or other limitations may adversely affect our flexibility and our ability to achieve our investment objectives.

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Interest-only indebtedness may increase our risk of default and ultimately may reduce our funds available for distribution to you.
We may finance or refinance our properties using interest-only mortgage indebtedness. During the interest-only period, the amount of each scheduled payment will be less than that of a traditional amortizing mortgage loan. The principal balance of the mortgage loan will not be reduced (except in the case of prepayments) because there are no scheduled monthly payments of principal during this period. After the interest-only period, we will be required either to make scheduled payments of amortized principal and interest or to make a lump-sum or “balloon” payment at maturity. These required principal or balloon payments will increase the amount of our scheduled payments and may increase our risk of default under the related mortgage loan. If the mortgage loan has an adjustable interest rate, the amount of our scheduled payments also may increase at a time of rising interest rates. Increased payments and substantial principal or balloon maturity payments will reduce the funds available for distribution to our stockholders because cash otherwise available for distribution will be required to pay principal and interest associated with these mortgage loans.
If we enter into financing arrangements involving balloon payment obligations, it may adversely affect our ability to refinance or sell properties on favorable terms, and to pay distributions to you.
Some of our future financing arrangements may require us to make a lump-sum or “balloon” payment at maturity. Our ability to make a balloon payment at maturity is uncertain and may depend upon our ability to obtain additional financing or our ability to sell the particular property. At the time the balloon payment is due, we may or may not be able to refinance the balloon payment on terms as favorable as the original loan or sell the particular property at a price sufficient to make the balloon payment. The refinancing or sale could affect the rate of return to you and the projected time of disposition of our assets. In an environment of increasing mortgage rates, if we place mortgage debt on properties, we run the risk of being unable to refinance such debt if mortgage rates are higher at a time a balloon payment is due. In addition, payments of principal and interest made to service our debts, including balloon payments, may leave us with insufficient cash to pay the distributions that we are required to pay to qualify as a REIT. Any of these results would have a significant, negative impact on your investment.
Risks Related to Real Estate-Related Investments
The mortgage loans in which we may invest and the mortgage loans underlying the mortgage-backed securities in which we may invest may be impacted by unfavorable real estate market conditions, which could decrease their value.
If we acquire investments in mortgage loans or mortgage-backed securities, such investments will involve special risks relating to the particular borrower or issuer of the mortgage-backed securities and we will be at risk of loss on those investments, including losses as a result of defaults on mortgage loans. These losses may be caused by many conditions beyond our control, including economic conditions affecting real estate values, tenant defaults and lease expirations, interest rate levels and the other economic and liability risks associated with real estate described in the “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Our Business” and the “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Investments in Real Estate” sections of this prospectus. If we acquire property by foreclosure following defaults under our mortgage loan investments, we will have the economic and liability risks as the owner described above. We do not know whether the values of the property securing any of our real estate-related investments will remain at the levels existing on the dates we initially make the related investment. If the values of the underlying properties drop, our risk will increase and the values of our interests may decrease.
Delays in liquidating defaulted mortgage loan investments could reduce our investment returns.
If there are defaults under our mortgage loan investments, we may not be able to foreclose on or obtain a suitable remedy with respect to such investments. Specifically, we may not be able to repossess and sell the underlying properties quickly, which could reduce the value of our investment. For example, an action to foreclose on a property securing a mortgage loan is regulated by state statutes and rules and is subject to many of the delays and expenses of lawsuits if the defendant raises defenses or counterclaims. Additionally, in the event of default by a mortgagor, these restrictions, among other things, may impede our ability to foreclose on or sell the mortgaged property or to obtain proceeds sufficient to repay all amounts due to us on the mortgage loan.
The commercial mortgage-backed securities in which we may invest are subject to several types of risks.
Commercial mortgage-backed securities are bonds which evidence interests in, or are secured by, a single commercial mortgage loan or a pool of commercial mortgage loans. Accordingly, the mortgage-backed securities in which we may invest are subject to all the risks of the underlying mortgage loans.

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In a rising interest rate environment, the value of commercial mortgage-backed securities may be adversely affected when payments on underlying mortgages do not occur as anticipated, resulting in the extension of the security’s effective maturity and the related increase in interest rate sensitivity of a longer-term instrument. The value of commercial mortgage-backed securities may also change due to shifts in the market’s perception of issuers and regulatory or tax changes adversely affecting the mortgage securities markets as a whole. In addition, commercial mortgage-backed securities are subject to the credit risk associated with the performance of the underlying mortgage properties.
Commercial mortgage-backed securities are also subject to several risks created through the securitization process. Subordinate commercial mortgage-backed securities are paid interest-only to the extent that there are funds available to make payments. To the extent the collateral pool includes a large percentage of delinquent loans, there is a risk that interest payments on subordinate commercial mortgage-backed securities will not be fully paid. Subordinate securities of commercial mortgage-backed securities are also subject to greater credit risk than those commercial mortgage-backed securities that are more highly rated.
The mezzanine loans in which we may invest would involve greater risks of loss than senior loans secured by income-producing real estate.
We may invest in mezzanine loans that take the form of subordinated loans secured by second mortgages on the underlying real estate or loans secured by a pledge of the ownership interests of either the entity owning the real estate or the entity that owns the interest in the entity owning the real estate. These types of investments involve a higher degree of risk than long-term senior mortgage lending secured by income-producing real estate because the investment may become unsecured as a result of foreclosure by the senior lender. In the event of a bankruptcy of the entity providing the pledge of its ownership interests as security, we may not have full recourse to the assets of such entity, or the assets of the entity may not be sufficient to satisfy our mezzanine loan. If a borrower defaults on our mezzanine loan or debt senior to our loan, or in the event of a borrower bankruptcy, our mezzanine loan will be satisfied only after the senior debt. As a result, we may not recover some or all of our investment. In addition, mezzanine loans may have higher loan-to-value ratios than conventional mortgage loans, resulting in less equity in the real estate and increasing the risk of loss of principal.
Real estate-related equity securities in which we may invest are subject to specific risks relating to the particular issuer of the securities and may be subject to the general risks of investing in real estate or real estate-related assets.
We may invest in the common and preferred stock of both publicly traded and private unaffiliated real estate companies, which involves a higher degree of risk than debt securities due to a variety of factors, including the fact that such investments are subordinate to creditors and are not secured by the issuer’s property. Our investments in real estate-related equity securities will involve special risks relating to the particular issuer of the equity securities, including the financial condition and business outlook of the issuer. Issuers of real estate-related equity securities generally invest in real estate or real estate-related assets and are subject to the inherent risks associated with acquiring real estate-related investments discussed in this prospectus, including risks relating to rising interest rates.
We expect a portion of our real estate-related investments to be illiquid and we may not be able to adjust our portfolio in response to changes in economic and other conditions.
We may acquire real estate-related investments in connection with privately negotiated transactions which are not registered under the relevant securities laws, resulting in a prohibition against their transfer, sale, pledge or other disposition except in a transaction that is exempt from the registration requirements of, or is otherwise in accordance with, those laws. As a result, our ability to vary our portfolio in response to changes in economic and other conditions may be relatively limited. The mezzanine and bridge loans we may purchase will be particularly illiquid investments due to their short life, their unsuitability for securitization and the greater difficulty of recoupment in the event of a borrower’s default.
Interest rate and related risks may cause the value of our real estate-related investments to be reduced.
Interest rate risk is the risk that fixed income securities such as preferred and debt securities, and to a lesser extent dividend paying common stocks, will decline in value because of changes in market interest rates. Generally, when market interest rates rise, the market value of such securities will decline, and vice versa. Our investment in such securities means that the NAV and market price of the common stock may tend to decline if market interest rates rise.
During periods of rising interest rates, the average life of certain types of securities may be extended because of slower than expected principal payments. This may lock in a below-market interest rate, increase the security’s duration and reduce the value of the security. This is known as extension risk. During periods of declining interest rates, an issuer may be able to exercise an option to prepay principal earlier than scheduled, which is generally known as call or prepayment risk. If this occurs, we may be forced to reinvest in lower yielding securities. This is known as reinvestment risk. Preferred and debt

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securities frequently have call features that allow the issuer to repurchase the security prior to its stated maturity. An issuer may redeem an obligation if the issuer can refinance the debt at a lower cost due to declining interest rates or an improvement in the credit standing of the issuer. These risks may reduce the value of our real estate-related investments.
If we liquidate prior to the maturity of our real estate-related investments, we may be forced to sell those investments on unfavorable terms or at a loss.
Our board of directors may choose to effect a liquidity event in which we liquidate our assets, including our real estate-related investments. If we liquidate those investments prior to their maturity, we may be forced to sell those investments on unfavorable terms or at a loss. For instance, if we are required to liquidate mortgage loans at a time when prevailing interest rates are higher than the interest rates of such mortgage loans, we would likely sell such loans at a discount to their stated principal values.
Risks Related to Joint Ventures
The terms of joint venture agreements or other joint ownership arrangements into which we have and may enter could impair our operating flexibility or result in litigation or liability, which could materially adversely affect our results of operations.
In connection with the purchase of real estate, we may enter into joint ventures with third parties, including affiliates of our advisor. We may also purchase or develop properties in co-ownership arrangements with the sellers of the properties, developers or other persons. These structures involve participation in the investment by other parties whose interests and rights may not be the same as ours. Our joint venture partners may have rights to take some actions over which we have no control and may take actions contrary to our interests. Joint ownership of an investment in real estate may involve risks not associated with direct ownership of real estate, including the following:
a venture partner may at any time have economic or other business interests or goals which become inconsistent with our business interests or goals, including inconsistent goals relating to the sale of properties held in a joint venture or the timing of the termination and liquidation of the venture;
a venture partner might become bankrupt and such proceedings could have an adverse impact on the operation of the partnership or joint venture;
actions taken by a venture partner might have the result of subjecting the property to liabilities in excess of those contemplated; and
a venture partner may be in a position to take action contrary to our instructions or requests or contrary to our policies or objectives, including our policy with respect to maintaining our qualification as a REIT.
Under certain joint venture arrangements, neither venture partner may have the power to control the venture, and an impasse could occur, which might adversely affect the joint venture or result in litigation or liability and decrease potential returns to you. If we have a right of first refusal or buy/sell right to buy out a venture partner, we may be unable to finance such a buy-out or we may be forced to exercise those rights at a time when it would not otherwise be in our best interest to do so. If our interest is subject to a buy/sell right, we may not have sufficient cash, available borrowing capacity or other capital resources to allow us to purchase an interest of a venture partner subject to the buy/sell right, in which case we may be forced to sell our interest when we would otherwise prefer to retain our interest. In addition, we may not be able to sell our interest in a joint venture on a timely basis or on acceptable terms if we desire to exit the venture for any reason, particularly if our interest is subject to a right of first refusal of our venture partner.
We may structure our joint venture relationships in a manner which may limit the amount we participate in the cash flows or appreciation of an investment.
We may enter into joint venture agreements, the economic terms of which may provide for the distribution of income to us otherwise than in direct proportion to our ownership interest in the joint venture. For example, while we and a co-venturer may invest an equal amount of capital in an investment, the investment may be structured such that we have a right to priority distributions of cash flows up to a certain target return while the co-venturer may receive a disproportionately greater share of cash flows than we are to receive once such target return has been achieved. This type of investment structure may result in the co-venturer receiving more of the cash flows, including appreciation, of an investment than we would receive. If we do not accurately judge the appreciation prospects of a particular investment or structure the venture appropriately, we may incur losses on joint venture investments or have limited participation in the profits of a joint venture investment, either of which could reduce our ability to pay cash distributions to you.

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Federal Income Tax Risks
Failure to qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes would subject us to federal income tax on our taxable income at regular corporate rates, which would substantially reduce our ability to pay distributions to you.
We intend to qualify and elect to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code beginning with our taxable year ending December 31, 2016, or the first year in which we commence material operations. To qualify as a REIT, we must meet various requirements set forth in the Internal Revenue Code concerning, among other things, the ownership of our outstanding common stock, the nature of our assets, the sources of our income and the amount of our distributions to you. The REIT qualification requirements are extremely complex, and interpretations of the federal income tax laws governing qualification as a REIT are limited. Accordingly, we cannot be certain that we will be successful in operating so as to qualify as a REIT. At any time, new laws, interpretations or court decisions may change the federal tax laws relating to, or the federal income tax consequences of, qualification as a REIT. It is possible that future economic, market, legal, tax or other considerations may cause our board of directors to determine that it is not in our best interest to qualify as a REIT, maintain our qualification as a REIT or revoke our REIT election, which it may do without stockholder approval.
Although we do not expect to request a ruling from the IRS that we qualify as a REIT, we have received an opinion of our legal counsel, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, regarding our ability to qualify as a REIT. Our legal counsel rendered its opinion based upon our representations as to the manner in which we are and will be owned, invest in assets and operate, among other things. Our qualification as a REIT will depend upon our ability to meet, through investments, actual operating results, distributions and satisfaction of specific stockholder rules, the various tests imposed by the Internal Revenue Code. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP will not review these operating results or compliance with the qualification standards on an ongoing basis. This means that we may not satisfy the REIT requirements in the future. Also, this opinion represents Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s legal judgment based on the law in effect as of the date of the opinion and is not binding on the IRS or the courts, and could be subject to modification or withdrawal based on future legislative, judicial or administrative changes to the federal income tax laws, any of which could be applied retroactively.
If we fail to qualify as a REIT for any taxable year, we will be subject to federal income tax on our taxable income at corporate rates. In addition, we would generally be disqualified from treatment as a REIT for the four taxable years following the year of losing our REIT status. Losing our REIT status would reduce our net earnings available for investment or distribution to you because of the additional tax liability. In addition, distributions would no longer qualify for the distributions paid deduction, and we would no longer be required to pay distributions. If this occurs, we might be required to borrow funds or liquidate some investments in order to pay the applicable tax.
As a result of all these factors, our failure to qualify as a REIT could impair our ability to expand our business and raise capital, and would substantially reduce our ability to pay distributions to you.
To qualify as a REIT and to avoid the payment of federal income and excise taxes, we may be forced to borrow funds, use proceeds from the issuance of securities (including this offering), or sell assets to pay distributions, which may result in our distributing amounts that may otherwise be used for our operations.
To obtain the favorable tax treatment accorded to REITs, we normally will be required each year to distribute to our stockholders at least 90.0% of our annual taxable income, determined without regard to the deduction for distributions paid and by excluding net capital gains. We will be subject to federal income tax on our undistributed taxable income and net capital gain and to a 4.0% nondeductible excise tax on any amount by which distributions we pay with respect to any calendar year are less than the sum of (1) 85.0% of our ordinary income, (2) 95.0% of our capital gain net income and (3) 100% of our undistributed income from prior years.
These requirements could cause us to distribute amounts that otherwise would be spent on acquisitions of properties and it is possible that we might be required to borrow funds, use proceeds from the issuance of securities (including this offering) or sell assets in order to distribute enough of our taxable income to qualify as a REIT and to avoid the payment of federal income and excise taxes.
Our investment strategy may cause us to incur penalty taxes, lose our REIT status, or own and sell properties through taxable REIT subsidiaries, each of which would diminish the return to you.
In light of our investment strategy, it is possible that one or more sales of our properties may be “prohibited transactions” under provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. If we are deemed to have engaged in a “prohibited transaction” ( i.e. , we sell a property held by us primarily for sale in the ordinary course of our trade or business), all income that we derive from such sale would be subject to a 100% tax. The Internal Revenue Code sets forth a safe harbor for REITs that wish to sell property without risking the imposition of the 100% tax. A principal requirement of the safe harbor is that the REIT must hold the

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applicable property for not less than two years prior to its sale. See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Our Company” section of this prospectus. Given our investment strategy, it is entirely possible, if not likely, that the sale of one or more of our properties will not fall within the prohibited transaction safe harbor.
If we desire to sell a property pursuant to a transaction that does not fall within the safe harbor, we may be able to avoid the 100% penalty tax if we acquired the property through a taxable REIT subsidiary, or TRS, or acquired the property and transferred it to a TRS for a non-tax business purpose prior to the sale ( i.e. , for a reason other than the avoidance of taxes). However, there may be circumstances that prevent us from using a TRS in a transaction that does not qualify for the safe harbor. Additionally, even if it is possible to effect a property disposition through a TRS, we may decide to forego the use of a TRS in a transaction that does not meet the safe harbor based on our own internal analysis, the opinion of counsel or the opinion of other tax advisors that the disposition will not be subject to the 100% penalty tax. In cases where a property disposition is not effected through a TRS, the IRS could successfully assert that the disposition constitutes a prohibited transaction, in which event all of the net income from the sale of such property will be payable as a tax and none of the proceeds from such sale will be distributable by us to you or available for investment by us.
If we acquire a property that we anticipate will not fall within the safe harbor from the 100% penalty tax upon disposition, then we may acquire such property through a TRS in order to avoid the possibility that the sale of such property will be a prohibited transaction and subject to the 100% penalty tax. If we already own such a property directly or indirectly through an entity other than a TRS, we may contribute the property to a TRS if there is another, non-tax-related business purpose for the contribution of such property to the TRS. Following the transfer of the property to a TRS, the TRS will operate the property and may sell such property and distribute the net proceeds from such sale to us, and we may distribute the net proceeds distributed to us by the TRS to you. Though a sale of the property by a TRS likely would eliminate the danger of the application of the 100% penalty tax, the TRS itself would be subject to a tax at the federal level, and potentially at the state and local levels, on the gain realized by it from the sale of the property as well as on the income earned while the property is operated by the TRS. This tax obligation would diminish the amount of the proceeds from the sale of such property that would be distributable to you. As a result, the amount available for distribution to you would be substantially less than if the REIT had operated and sold such property directly and such transaction was not characterized as a prohibited transaction. The maximum federal income tax rate is currently 35.0%. Federal, state and local corporate income tax rates may be increased in the future, and any such increase would reduce the amount of the net proceeds available for distribution by us to you from the sale of property through a TRS after the effective date of any increase in such tax rates.
If we own too many properties through one or more of our TRSs, then we may lose our status as a REIT. If we fail to qualify as a REIT for any taxable year, we will be subject to federal income tax on our taxable income at corporate rates. In addition, we would generally be disqualified from treatment as a REIT for the four taxable years following the year of losing our REIT status. Losing our REIT status would reduce our net earnings available for investment or distribution to stockholders because of the additional tax liability. In addition, distributions to stockholders would no longer qualify for the distributions paid deduction, and we would no longer be required to pay distributions. If this occurs, we might be required to borrow funds or liquidate some investments in order to pay the applicable tax. As a REIT, the value of the securities we hold in all of our TRSs may not exceed 25.0% (20.0% for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017) of the value of all of our assets at the end of any calendar quarter. If the IRS were to determine that the value of our interests in all of our TRSs exceeded 25.0% (20.0% for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017) of the value of total assets at the end of any calendar quarter, then we would fail to qualify as a REIT. If we determine it to be in our best interest to own a substantial number of our properties through one or more TRSs, then it is possible that the IRS may conclude that the value of our interests in our TRSs exceeds 25.0% (20.0% for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017) of the value of our total assets at the end of any calendar quarter, and therefore, cause us to fail to qualify as a REIT. Additionally, as a REIT, no more than 25.0% of our gross income with respect to any year may be from sources other than real estate. Distributions paid to us from a TRS are considered to be non-real estate income. Therefore, we may fail to qualify as a REIT if distributions from all of our TRSs, when aggregated with all other non-real estate income with respect to any one year, are more than 25.0% of our gross income with respect to such year. We will use all reasonable efforts to structure our activities in a manner intended to satisfy the requirements for our qualification as a REIT. Our failure to qualify as a REIT would adversely affect your return on your investment.
You may have a current tax liability on distributions you elect to reinvest in shares of our common stock.
If you participate in the DRIP, you will be deemed to have received, and for income tax purposes will be taxed on, the amount reinvested in shares of our common stock to the extent the amount reinvested was not a tax-free return of capital. As a result, unless you are a tax-exempt entity, you may have to use funds from other sources to pay your tax liability on the value of the shares of common stock received.

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Legislative or regulatory action with respect to taxes could adversely affect the returns to our investors.
In recent years, numerous legislative, judicial and administrative changes have been made in the provisions of the federal and state income tax laws applicable to investments similar to an investment in shares of our common stock. Additional changes to the tax laws are likely to continue to occur, and we cannot assure you that any such changes will not adversely affect the taxation of a stockholder. Any such changes could have an adverse effect on an investment in our stock or on the market value or the resale potential of our assets. You are urged to consult with your own tax advisor with respect to the impact of recent legislation on your investment in our stock and the status of legislative, regulatory or administrative developments and proposals and their potential effect on an investment in shares of our common stock.
In certain circumstances, we may be subject to federal and state income taxes as a REIT, which would reduce our cash available for distribution to you.
Even if we qualify as a REIT, we may be subject to federal income taxes or state taxes. For example, net income from a “prohibited transaction” will be subject to a 100% tax. We may not be able to make sufficient distributions to avoid excise taxes applicable to REITs. We may also decide to retain capital gains we earn from the sale or other disposition of our property and pay income tax directly on such income. In that event, our stockholders would be treated as if they earned that income and paid the tax on it directly. However, our stockholders that are tax-exempt, such as charities or qualified pension plans, would have no benefit from their deemed payment of such tax liability. We may also be subject to state and local taxes on our income or property, either directly or at the level of the companies through which we indirectly own our assets. Any federal or state taxes we pay will reduce our cash available for distribution to you.
Distributions to tax-exempt stockholders may be classified as UBTI.
Neither ordinary nor capital gain distributions with respect to the shares of our common stock nor gain from the sale of the shares of our common stock should generally constitute UBTI to a tax-exempt stockholder. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. In particular:
part of the income and gain recognized by certain qualified employee pension trusts with respect to our common stock may be treated as UBTI if the shares of our common stock are predominately held by qualified employee pension trusts, and we are required to rely on a special look-through rule for purposes of meeting one of the REIT share ownership tests, and we are not operated in a manner to avoid treatment of such income or gain as UBTI;
part of the income and gain recognized by a tax exempt stockholder with respect to the shares of our common stock would constitute UBTI if the stockholder incurs debt in order to acquire the shares of our common stock; and
part or all of the income or gain recognized with respect to the shares of our common stock by social clubs, voluntary employee benefit associations, supplemental unemployment benefit trusts and qualified group legal services plans which are exempt from federal income taxation under Sections 501(c)(7), (9), (17) or (20) of the Internal Revenue Code may be treated as UBTI.
See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Tax-Exempt Stockholders” section of this prospectus for further discussion of this issue if you are a tax-exempt investor.
Complying with the REIT requirements may cause us to forego otherwise attractive opportunities.
To qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, we must continually satisfy tests concerning, among other things, the sources of our income, the nature and diversification of our assets, the amounts we distribute to our stockholders and the ownership of shares of our common stock. We may be required to pay distributions to our stockholders at disadvantageous times or when we do not have funds readily available for distribution, or we may be required to liquidate otherwise attractive investments in order to comply with the REIT tests. Thus, compliance with the REIT requirements may hinder our ability to operate solely on the basis of maximizing profits.
Foreign purchasers of shares of our common stock may be subject to FIRPTA tax upon the sale of their shares of our common stock.
A foreign person disposing of a U.S. real property interest, including shares of stock of a U.S. corporation whose assets consist principally of U.S. real property interests, is generally subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980, as amended, or FIRPTA, on the amount received from the disposition. However, foreign pension plans and certain foreign publicly traded entities are exempt from FIRPTA withholding. Further, such FIRPTA tax does not apply to the disposition of stock in a REIT if the REIT is “domestically controlled.” A REIT is “domestically controlled” if less than 50.0% of the REIT’s stock, by value, has been owned directly or indirectly by persons who are not qualifying U.S. persons during a continuous five-year period ending on the date of disposition or, if shorter, during the entire period of the REIT’s existence.

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We cannot assure you that we will qualify as a “domestically controlled” REIT. If we were to fail to so qualify, amounts received by foreign investors on a sale of shares of our common stock would be subject to FIRPTA tax, unless the shares of our common stock were traded on an established securities market and the foreign investor did not at any time during a specified period directly or indirectly own more than 10.0% of the value of our outstanding common stock. However, these rules do not apply to foreign pension plans and certain foreign publicly traded entities. See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Non-U.S. Stockholders” section of this prospectus.
Foreign stockholders may be subject to FIRPTA tax upon the payment of a capital gains dividend.
A foreign stockholder will likely be subject to FIRPTA upon the payment of any capital gain dividends by us if such gain is attributable to gain from sales or exchanges of U.S. real property interests. However, these rules do not apply to foreign pension plans and certain foreign publicly traded entities. See the “Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation of Non-U.S. Stockholders” section of this prospectus for further discussion.
Employee Benefit Plan, IRA, and Other Tax-Exempt Investor Risks
We, and our stockholders that are employee benefit plans, IRAs, annuities described in Sections 403(a) or (b) of the Internal Revenue Code, Archer MSAs, health savings accounts, or Coverdell education savings accounts (referred to generally as Benefit Plans and IRAs) will be subject to risks relating specifically to our having such Benefit Plan and IRA stockholders, which risks are discussed below. However, these rules do not apply to foreign pension plans and certain foreign publicly traded entities. See the “Tax-Exempt Entities and ERISA Considerations” section of this prospectus for a more detailed discussion of these Benefit Plan and IRA investor risks.
If you fail to meet the fiduciary and other standards under ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code as a result of an investment in shares of our common stock, you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.
There are special considerations that apply to Benefit Plans or IRAs investing in shares of our common stock. If you are investing the assets of a Benefit Plan or IRA in us, you should consider:
whether your investment is consistent with the applicable provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, or any other applicable governing authority in the case of a government plan;
whether your investment is made in accordance with the documents and instruments governing your Benefit Plan or IRA, including any investment policy;
whether your investment satisfies the prudence, diversification and other requirements of Sections 404(a)(1)(B) and 404(a)(1)(C) of ERISA;
whether your investment will impair the liquidity needs and distribution requirements of the Benefit Plan or IRA;
whether your investment will constitute a prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code;
whether your investment will produce or result in UBTI, as defined in Sections 511 through 514 of the Internal Revenue Code, to the Benefit Plan or IRA; and
your need to value the assets of the Benefit Plan or IRA annually in accordance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.
In addition to considering their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA and the prohibited transaction rules of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, a Benefit Plan or IRA purchasing shares of our common stock should consider the effect of the plan asset regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor. To avoid our assets from being considered plan assets under those regulations, our charter prohibits “benefit plan investors” from owning 25.0% or more of the shares of our common stock prior to the time that the common stock qualifies as a class of publicly-offered securities, within the meaning of the ERISA plan asset regulations. However, we cannot assure you that those provisions in our charter will be effective in limiting benefit plan investor ownership to less than the 25.0% limit. For example, the limit could be unintentionally exceeded if a benefit plan investor misrepresents its status as a benefit plan. Even if our assets are not considered to be plan assets, a prohibited transaction could occur if we or any of our affiliates is a fiduciary (within the meaning of ERISA) with respect to a Benefit Plan or IRA purchasing shares of our common stock, and, therefore, in the event any such persons are fiduciaries (within the meaning of ERISA) of your Benefit Plan or IRA, you should not purchase shares of our common stock unless an administrative or statutory exemption applies to your purchase.

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements included in this prospectus that are not historical facts (including any statements concerning investment objectives, other plans and objectives of management for future operations or economic performance, or assumptions or forecasts related thereto) are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees. Actual events or our investments and results of operations could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “could,” “would,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” “predict,” “potential” or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology.
The forward-looking statements included in this prospectus are based upon our current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, our actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to:
our ability to effectively deploy the proceeds raised in this offering;
the ability of our co-sponsors to raise significant capital on our behalf;
changes in economic conditions generally and the real estate and securities markets specifically;
legislative or regulatory changes (including changes to the laws governing the taxation of REITs);
the availability of capital;
interest rates; and
changes to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP.
Any of the assumptions underlying forward-looking statements could be inaccurate. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included in this prospectus. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this prospectus and the risk that actual results will differ materially from the expectations expressed in this prospectus will increase with the passage of time. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this prospectus, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included in this prospectus, including, without limitation, the risks described under the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus, the inclusion of such forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the objectives and plans set forth in this prospectus will be achieved.

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ESTIMATED USE OF PROCEEDS
The following table sets forth our best estimates of how we intend to use the proceeds raised in this offering assuming that we sell the minimum primary offering of $2,000,000 in shares and the maximum primary offering of $3,000,000,000 in shares. We reserve the right to reallocate the shares of common stock we are offering between the primary offering and the DRIP, and among classes of stock if we elect to offer additional classes in the future. The amount of our common stock offered pursuant to our primary offering may vary from these assumptions since we have reserved the right to reallocate the shares of our common stock between the primary offering and the DRIP. Shares of our common stock in the primary offering are being offered to the public on a “best efforts” basis at $10.00 per share.
We have not given effect to any special sales or volume discounts that could reduce the selling commissions or dealer manager fee for sales pursuant to the primary offering. Reduction in these fees will be accompanied by a corresponding reduction in the per share purchase price, but will not affect the amounts available to us for investments. See the “Plan of Distribution” section of this prospectus for a description of the special sales and volume discounts.
The following table assumes that we do not sell any shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP. As long as the shares of our common stock are not listed on a national securities exchange, it is anticipated that all or substantially all of the proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP will be used to fund repurchases of shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan. Because we do not pay selling commissions, a dealer manager fee or other organizational and offering expenses with respect to shares of our common stock sold pursuant to the DRIP, we receive greater net proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock pursuant to the DRIP than pursuant to the primary offering. As a result, if we reallocate shares of our common stock from the DRIP to the primary offering, the net proceeds from the sale of the reallocated shares of our common stock could be less than we currently estimate.
Many of the figures set forth below represent management’s best estimate since they cannot be precisely calculated at this time. We estimate that approximately 91.9% of the gross offering proceeds will be used to purchase real estate and real estate-related investments, pay down debt or to fund distributions if our cash flows from operations are insufficient, and the remaining 8.1% will be used to pay the costs of this offering, including selling commissions and the dealer manager fee, and to pay fees to our advisor for its services in connection with the selection and acquisition of properties. Therefore, if you invest $10,000 in shares of our common stock, we estimate that approximately $9,190 will be used to purchase real estate and real estate-related investments, pay down debt or to fund distributions if our cash flows from operations are insufficient. As a result, based on the initial public offering price of $10.00 per share, you would have to experience a total return on your investment of approximately 8.1% to recover these expenses.
We may pay distributions from sources other than our cash flows from operations, including offering proceeds, borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows or other sources. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law, and it is likely that we will use offering proceeds to fund a majority of our initial distributions.
Our board of directors is responsible for reviewing our fees and expenses on at least an annual basis and with sufficient frequency to determine that the expenses incurred are in the best interest of our stockholders. Our independent directors are responsible for reviewing the performance of our advisor and determining from time to time and at least annually that the compensation to be paid to our advisor is reasonable in relation to the nature and quality of the services to be performed and that the provisions of the advisory agreement are being carried out. The fees set forth below may not be increased without approval of our independent directors.
The following table assumes that no debt is incurred in respect of any property acquisitions. However, as disclosed throughout this prospectus, we expect to use leverage. Assuming, in addition to our other assumptions, a maximum leverage of 50.0% of our assets, the maximum acquisition fees described in the following table would increase to approximately $214,768,000. The table below shows two scenarios:

the “Minimum Offering” assumes that we do not sell more than the minimum offering of $2,000,000 in shares pursuant to our primary offering; and

the “Maximum Offering” assumes that we reach the maximum offering of $3,000,000,000 in shares pursuant to our primary offering.




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Minimum Offering(1)
 
Maximum Offering(1)
 
Amount
 
Percent of Offering
 
Amount
 
Percent of Offering
Gross Offering Proceeds
$
2,000,000

 
100
%
 
$
3,000,000,000

 
100
%
Less Public Offering Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling Commissions(2)
60,000

 
3.0

 
90,000,000

 
3.0

Dealer Manager Fee(2)
60,000

 
3.0

 
90,000,000

 
3.0

Advisor Funding of Dealer Manager Fees(2)
(40,000
)
 
(2.0
)
 
(60,000,000
)
 
(2.0
)
Other Organizational and Offering Expenses(3)
20,000

 
1.0

 
30,000,000

 
1.0

Advisor Funding of Other Organizational & Offering Expenses(3)
(20,000
)
 
(1.0
)
 
(30,000,000
)
 
(1.0
)
Amount Available for Investment(4)
$
1,920,000

 
96.0
%
 
$
2,880,000,000

 
96.0
%
Less Acquisition Costs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition Fees(5)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Base Acquisition Fees
$
41,500

 
2.05
%
 
$
62,009,500

 
2.05
%
Contingent Advisor Payment
41,500

 
2.05

 
62,009,500

 
2.05

Initial Working Capital Reserve(6)

 

 

 

Amount Invested in Assets(7)
$
1,837,000

 
91.9
%
 
$
2,755,981,000

 
91.9
%
 
 
(1)
We reserve the right to reallocate the shares of common stock we are offering between the primary offering and the DRIP, and among classes of stock if we elect to offer additional classes in the future.
(2)
We will pay our dealer manager selling commissions in an amount up to 3.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the primary offering. Our dealer manager also will receive a dealer manager fee in an amount equal to 3.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the primary offering, of which 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by us and the remaining 2.0% of the gross offering proceeds will be funded by our advisor; however, our advisor intends to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee it funds through the receipt of the Contingent Advisor Payment, as described in note (5) below. We will also pay our dealer manager a quarterly stockholder servicing fee that will accrue daily in the amount of 1/365th of 1.0% of the purchase price per share of shares sold in our primary offering. We have excluded the stockholder servicing fee from this table, as we will pay the stockholder servicing fee from our cash flows from operations or, if our cash flows from operations are not sufficient to pay the stockholder servicing fee, from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows. We have assumed for purposes of this table that the 3.0% selling commissions and 3.0% dealer manager fee will be paid at the time shares are sold. If the maximum selling commissions, dealer manager fees and stockholder servicing fees are paid, the total of such underwriting compensation will be 10.0% of the gross offering proceeds in the primary offering.
(3)
Our advisor will fund all of our other organizational and offering expenses, which we anticipate will not exceed an amount equal to 1.0% of the gross offering proceeds from the sale of all shares. However, our advisor intends to recoup such expenses through the receipt of the Contingent Advisor Payment, as described in note (5) below.
(4)
Until required in connection with the acquisition of real estate or real estate-related investments, the net proceeds of this offering may be invested in short-term, highly-liquid investments including government obligations, bank certificates of deposit, short-term debt obligations and interest-bearing accounts or other authorized investments as determined by our board of directors.
(5)
For each property we acquire, we will pay our advisor or one of its affiliates acquisition fees of up to 4.50% of the contract purchase price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid, and for each real estate-related investment we originate or acquire, we will pay our advisor or one of its affiliates acquisition fees of up to 4.25% of the origination or acquisition price, including any contingent or earn-out payments that may be paid. These acquisition fees consist of a 2.25% or 2.00% base acquisition fee for real estate and real estate-related investments, respectively, and an additional 2.25% Contingent Advisor Payment. The Contingent Advisor Payment allows our advisor to recoup the portion of the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses funded by our advisor. Therefore, the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment paid upon the closing of an acquisition shall not exceed the then outstanding amounts paid by our advisor for dealer manager fees and other organizational and offering

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expenses at the time of such closing. For these purposes, the amounts paid by our advisor and considered as “outstanding” will be reduced by the amount of the Contingent Advisor Payment previously paid.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Contingent Advisor Payment Holdback of the initial $7.5 million of amounts paid by our advisor to fund the dealer manager fee and other organizational and offering expenses will be retained by us until the later of the termination of our last public offering, or the third anniversary of the commencement date of this offering, at which time such amount shall be paid to our advisor or its affiliates.

For purposes of this table, the 2.25% base acquisition fee and the 2.25% Contingent Advisor Payment are applied against the amount invested in assets shown in the table. However, the percentages that appear in this table are stated as a percentage of the gross offering proceeds shown in the table. As a result, the base acquisition fee and the Contingent Advisor Payment stated in the table each represent approximately 2.05% of the gross offering proceeds shown in the table.

Acquisition fees may be paid in connection with the purchase, development or construction of real properties, or the making of or investing in loans or other real estate-related investments. Acquisition fees do not include acquisition expenses, which may be paid from offering proceeds. For purposes of this table, we have assumed that (a) no real estate-related investments are originated or acquired and (b) no debt is incurred in respect of any property acquisitions. However, as disclosed throughout this prospectus, we expect to use leverage, which results in higher fees paid to our advisor and its affiliates. Assuming, in addition to our other assumptions, a maximum leverage of 50.0% of our assets, the maximum acquisition fees (including the Contingent Advisor Payment) would be approximately $214,768,000. Furthermore, under our charter, we have a limitation on borrowing that precludes us from borrowing in excess of 300% of our net assets without the approval of a majority of our independent directors. Generally speaking, the preceding calculation is expected to approximate 75.0% of the aggregate cost of our real estate and real estate-related investments before depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves. Assuming, in addition to our other assumptions, a maximum leverage of 75.0% of the aggregate cost of our real estate and real estate-related investments before depreciation, amortization, bad debt and other similar non-cash reserves, the maximum acquisition fees (including the Contingent Advisor Payment) would be approximately $341,516,000. These assumptions may change due to different factors including changes in the allocation of shares of our common stock between the primary offering and the DRIP, the extent to which proceeds from the DRIP are used to repurchase shares of our common stock pursuant to our share repurchase plan and the extent to which we make real estate-related investments. To the extent that we issue new shares of our common stock outside of this offering or interests in our operating partnership in order to acquire real properties, then the acquisition fees and amounts invested in real properties will exceed the amount stated above.
(6)
Although we do not anticipate establishing a general working capital reserve out of the proceeds from this offering, we may establish capital reserves with respect to particular investments.
(7)
Includes amounts anticipated to be invested in assets, amounts used to fund distributions if our cash flows from operations are insufficient and all expenses actually incurred in connection with selecting, evaluating and acquiring such assets, which will be reimbursed regardless of whether an asset is acquired. We have not established any limit on the amount of offering proceeds that may be used to fund distributions other than those limits imposed by our organizational documents and Maryland law. We will also pay a quarterly stockholder servicing fee that will accrue daily in the amount of 1/365 th of 1.0% of the purchase price per share (or, once reported, the amount of our estimated NAV per share) of shares in our primary offering. We have excluded the stockholder servicing fee from this table.

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MANAGEMENT OF OUR COMPANY
Board of Directors
We operate under the direction of our board of directors, the members of which are accountable to us and our stockholders as fiduciaries. Our board of directors is responsible for the overall management of our business and affairs. However, our board of directors has retained our advisor to manage our day-to-day operations and to implement our investment strategy, subject to the board of directors’ direction and oversight. Our charter has been reviewed and ratified by a majority of our board of directors, including a majority of our independent directors. This ratification by our board of directors is required by the NASAA Guidelines.
Our charter and bylaws provide that the number of our directors may be established by a majority of the entire board of directors, but that number may not be fewer than three. Our bylaws further provide that the number of our directors may not be more than 15. Our charter also provides that a majority of the directors must be independent directors except for a period of up to 60 days after the death, removal or resignation of an independent director pending the election of such independent director’s successor and that at least one of our independent directors must have at least three years of relevant real estate experience. An “independent director” is a person who is not an officer or employee of our co-sponsors, our advisor or any of its affiliates and has not otherwise been associated with such entities, directly or indirectly, within the previous two years.
Under the MGCL, each director is required to discharge his or her duties in good faith, in a manner reasonably believed to be in our best interest and with the care of an ordinarily prudent person in a like position under similar circumstances.
Our board of directors will consist of five members, two of which will be designated by AHI Group Holdings (one of such designees will be an independent director), two of which will be designated by NSAM (one of such designees will be an independent director), and one of which (who will be an independent director) will be mutually agreed upon by AHI Group Holdings and NSAM. In addition, Griffin Capital has the right to appoint a nonvoting observer to attend meetings of our board of directors. For so long as Mr. Shields directs the daily operations of Griffin Capital, Mr. Shields shall have the right to be such nonvoting observer.
Directors are elected annually and serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. There is no limit on the number of times a director may be elected to office. Although the number of directors may be increased or decreased, a decrease will not have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
No member of our board of directors nor any of their affiliates may vote or consent on matters submitted to the stockholders regarding the removal of our advisor or any director or any of their affiliates or any transaction between us and any of them. In determining the requisite percentage in interest required to approve such a matter, shares of our stock owned by members of our board of directors and their respective affiliates will not be included.
Responsibilities of Directors
The responsibilities of our board of directors include:
approving and overseeing our overall investment strategy, which will consist of elements such as: (1) allocation of percentages of capital to be invested in real estate and real estate-related investments; (2) allocation of percentages of capital to be invested in medical office properties and healthcare-related facilities; (3) diversification strategies; (4) investment selection criteria; and (5) investment disposition strategies;
approving real estate acquisitions, developments and dispositions pursuant to our investment policies, including the financing of such acquisitions and developments;
approving any investment guidelines, specific discretionary limits and authority to be granted to our advisor in connection with the purchase and disposition of real estate and real estate-related investments that fit within the asset allocation framework;
approving and overseeing our debt financing strategy;
approving and monitoring the performance of our advisor;
approving joint ventures, limited partnerships and other such relationships with third parties;
determining our distribution strategy and authorizing distributions from time to time;
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approving a liquidity event, such as the listing of the shares of our common stock on a national securities exchange, the liquidation of our portfolio, our merger with another company or similar transaction providing liquidity to our stockholders.
Members of our board of directors will not be required to devote all of their time to our business and are only required to devote the time to our affairs as their duties may require. Our directors will meet quarterly or more frequently if necessary in order to discharge their duties. Consequently, in the exercise of their responsibilities, the directors will heavily rely on our advisor. Our directors have a fiduciary duty to our stockholders to supervise the relationship between us and our advisor. Our board of directors is empowered to fix the compensation of all officers that it selects and to approve the payment of compensation to directors for services rendered to us.
Our board of directors has adopted written policies on investments and borrowing, the general terms of which are set forth in this prospectus. The directors may revise those policies or establish further written policies on investments and borrowings and monitor our administrative procedures, investment operations and performance to ensure that the policies are fulfilled and are in the best interest of our stockholders. During the discussion of a proposed transaction, our independent directors may offer ideas for ways in which transactions may be structured to offer the greatest value to us, and our advisor will take these suggestions into consideration when structuring transactions.
Our independent directors are responsible for reviewing our fees and expenses on at least an annual basis and with sufficient frequency to determine that the expenses incurred are in the best interest of the stockholders.
In order to reduce or eliminate certain potential conflicts of interest, our charter requires that a majority of our directors, including a majority of our independent directors, not otherwise interested in the transaction must approve all transactions with any of our directors, either of our co-sponsors, our advisor or any of their affiliates. Our independent directors also are responsible for reviewing the performance of our advisor and determining from time to time and at least annually that the compensation paid to our advisor, and the distributions that may be payable to our advisor pursuant to our advisor’s subordinated participation interest in our operating partnership, are reasonable in relation to the nature and quality of services to be performed and that the provisions of the advisory agreement are being carried out. As a part of their review of our advisor’s compensation, our independent directors will consider factors such as:
the quality and extent of service and advice furnished by our advisor;
the amount of the fees and other compensation paid to our advisor in relation to the size, composition and performance of our investments;
the success of our advisor in generating appropriate investment opportunities;
rates charged to comparable externally advised REITs and other investors by advisors performing similar services;
additional revenues realized by our advisor and its affiliates through their relationship with us, whether paid by us or by others with whom we do business;
the performance of our investment portfolio; and
the quality of our portfolio in relationship to the investments generated by our advisor for its own account or for other clients.
  Neither our advisor nor any of its affiliates will vote or consent to the voting of shares of our common stock they own or acquire on matters submitted to the stockholders regarding either (1) the removal of our advisor, any director or any of their respective affiliates, or (2) any transaction between us and our advisor, any director or any of their respective affiliates. In determining the requisite percentage in interest required to approve such a matter, shares of our common stock owned by our advisor and its affiliates will not be included.
Committees of the Board of Directors
Our board of directors intends to establish an audit committee and may establish other committees it deems appropriate to address specific areas in more depth than may be possible at a full board meeting, provided that the majority of the members of each committee are independent directors.
Audit Committee. We intend to establish an audit committee which will consist of all of our independent director nominees, Ms. Hurley and Messrs. Flornes and Smith, with Ms. Hurley serving as the chairwoman of the audit committee and audit committee financial expert. Our audit committee’s primary function will be to assist the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by reviewing the financial information to be provided to the stockholders and others, the system of internal controls which management has established, and the audit and financial reporting process. The audit committee

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will: (1) make recommendations to our board of directors concerning the engagement of an independent registered public accounting firm; (2) review the plans and results of the audit engagement with our independent registered public accounting firm; (3) approve audit and non-audit professional services (including the fees and terms thereof) provided by, and the independence of, our independent registered public accounting firm; and (4) consult with our independent registered public accounting firm regarding the adequacy of our internal controls. We expect that pursuant to our audit committee charter, the audit committee will be comprised solely of independent directors.
Acquisition Committee. We currently do not have, but we may have in the future, an acquisition committee comprised of members of our board of directors to approve acquisitions that do not require approval by the full board of directors. However, properties and real estate-related investments may be acquired from our co-sponsors, our advisor, our directors, and their respective affiliates only if a majority of our board of directors, including a majority of our independent directors, not otherwise interested in the transaction approve the transaction as being fair and reasonable to our company and at a price to our company no greater than the cost of the property to such person, unless substantial justification exists for a price in excess of the cost to such person and the excess is reasonable.
Compensation Committee. We currently do not have, but we may have in the future, a compensation committee comprised of a minimum of three directors, including at least two independent directors, to establish compensation strategies and programs for our directors and executive officers. However, at a later date, the compensation committee may exercise all powers of our board of directors in connection with establishing and implementing compensation matters. Stock-based compensation plans will be administered by the board of directors if the members of the compensation committee do not qualify as “non-employee directors” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. We do not have a separate nominating and corporate governance committee. We believe that our board of directors is qualified to perform the functions typically delegated to a nominating and corporate governance committee and that the formation of a separate committee is not necessary at this time. Instead, the full board of directors performs functions similar to those which might otherwise normally be delegated to such a committee, including, among other things, developing a set of corporate governance principles, adopting a code of ethics, adopting objectives with respect to conflicts of interest, monitoring our compliance with corporate governance requirements of state and federal law, establishing criteria for prospective members of the board of directors, conducting candidate searches and interviews, overseeing and evaluating the board of directors and our management, evaluating from time to time the appropriate size and composition of the board of directors and recommending, as appropriate, increases, decreases and changes to the composition of the board of directors and formally proposing the slate of directors to be elected at each annual meeting of our stockholders.
Director Qualifications
We believe that our board of directors should encompass a diverse range of talent, skill and expertise sufficient to provide sound and prudent guidance with respect to our operations and interests. Each director also is expected to: exhibit high standards of integrity, commitment and independence of thought and judgment; use his or her skills and experiences to provide independent oversight to our business; participate in a constructive and collegial manner; be willing to devote sufficient time to carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively; devote the time and effort necessary to learn our business; and represent the long-term interests of our stockholders. Furthermore, we believe our board of directors should be comprised of persons with skills in areas such as: finance, real estate, leadership of business organizations and legal matters.
In addition to the targeted skill areas as noted above, we endeavor to select members of our board of directors which have a strong record of achievement in key knowledge areas that are critical for directors to add value to our board of directors, including:
Strategy — knowledge of our business model, the formulation of corporate strategies, knowledge of key competitors and markets;
Relationships — understanding how to interact with investors, accountants, attorneys, management companies, and communities in which we operate; and
Functional — understanding of finance matters, financial statements and auditing procedures, technical expertise, legal issues and marketing.

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Directors and Executive Officers
As of the date set forth below, our directors and our executive officers, their ages and their positions and offices are as follows:
 
Name
 
Age*
 
Position
Jeffrey T. Hanson
 
45
 
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Danny Prosky
 
50
 
President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mathieu B. Streiff
 
40
 
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Stefan K.L. Oh
 
45
 
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions
Cora Lo
 
41
 
Assistant General Counsel and Secretary
Ronald J. Lieberman
 
46
 
Director Nominee
Brian J. Flornes
 
52
 
Independent Director Nominee
Dianne Hurley
 
53
 
Independent Director Nominee
Wilbur H. Smith III
 
43
 
Independent Director Nominee
 
 
*    As of February 11, 2016.
Jeffrey T. Hanson has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2015. He is also one of the founders and owners of AHI Group Holdings, an investment management firm that owns a 47.1% controlling interest in American Healthcare Investors. Since December 2014, Mr. Hanson has also served as Managing Director of American Healthcare Investors which serves as one of our co-sponsors and owns a majority interest in our advisor. Mr. Hanson has also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GA Healthcare REIT III since January 2013 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GA Healthcare REIT II from January 2009 to December 2014. He has also served as Executive Vice President of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC, or Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, since January 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC, from January 2009 to November 2011 and as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, LLC from June 2009 to November 2011. He also served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, LLC from January 2008 and November 2007, respectively, until November 2011. He also served as the Executive Vice President, Investment Programs, of Grubb & Ellis Company from December 2007 to November 2011 and served as Chief Investment Officer of several investment management subsidiaries within Grubb & Ellis’ organization from July 2006 to November 2011. From 1997 to July 2006, prior to Grubb & Ellis’ merger with NNN Realty Advisors, Inc. in December 2007, Mr. Hanson served as Senior Vice President with Grubb & Ellis’ Institutional Investment Group in the firm’s Newport Beach office. While with that entity, he managed investment sale assignments throughout the Western U.S., with a focus on leading acquisitions and dispositions on healthcare-related properties, for major private and institutional clients. During that time, he also served as a member of the Grubb & Ellis President’s Counsel and Institutional Investment Group Board of Advisors. Mr. Hanson received a B.S. degree in Business from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance.
Our board of directors selected Mr. Hanson to serve as a director because he is our Chief Executive Officer and has served in various executive roles with a focus on property management and property acquisitions. Mr. Hanson has insight into the development, marketing, finance, and operations aspects of our company. He has knowledge of the real estate and healthcare industries and relationships with chief executives and other senior management at real estate and healthcare companies. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Hanson brings an important perspective to our board of directors.
Danny Prosky has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2015. Mr. Prosky has also served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2015 and will continue to serve in that position until we appoint a permanent Chief Financial Officer. He is also one of the founders and owners of AHI Group Holdings and since December 2014, has also served as Managing Director of American Healthcare Investors. Mr. Prosky has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GA Healthcare REIT III since January 2013, as its Interim Chief Financial Officer since August 2015, and as one of its directors since December 2014 and previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of GA Healthcare REIT II from January 2009 to December 2014. He has also served as Executive Vice President of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor since January 2012. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC, from January 2009 to November 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Secretary of GEEA Property Management from June 2011 to November 2011. He also served as the Executive Vice President, Healthcare Real Estate of Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, LLC from September 2009 to November 2011, having served as Executive Vice President, Healthcare Real Estate and Managing Director, Healthcare Properties of several investment management subsidiaries within the

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Grubb & Ellis organization from March 2006 to November 2011, and was responsible for all medical property acquisitions, management and dispositions. He served as the Executive Vice President — Acquisitions of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT, Inc. (now known as Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.) from April 2008 to June 2009, having served as its Vice President — Acquisitions from September 2006 to April 2008. Mr. Prosky previously worked for HCP, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare REIT, where he served as the Assistant Vice President — Acquisitions & Dispositions from February 2005 to March 2006 and as Assistant Vice President — Asset Management from November 1999 to February 2005. From 1992 to 1999, he served as the Manager, Financial Operations, Multi-Tenant Facilities for American Health Properties, Inc. Mr. Prosky received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Colorado and an M.S. degree in Management from Boston University.
Mathieu B. Streiff has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since January 2015. He is also one of the founders and owners of AHI Group Holdings and since December 2014, has also served as Managing Director and General Counsel of American Healthcare Investors. Mr. Streiff has also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of GA Healthcare REIT III since July 2013, having served as its Executive Vice President from January 2013 to July 2013. Mr. Streiff served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of GA Healthcare REIT II from September 2013 to December 2014, having served as its Executive Vice President from January 2012 to September 2013. He also served as Executive Vice President of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor since January 2012. Mr. Streiff served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Grubb & Ellis Company from October 2010 to June 2011. Mr. Streiff joined Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors in March 2006 as the firm’s real estate counsel responsible for structuring and negotiating property acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and disposition transactions. He was promoted to Chief Real Estate Counsel and Senior Vice President, Investment Operations in March 2009 and served in that position until October 2010. In this role, his responsibility was expanded to include the structuring and strategic management of the company’s securitized real estate investment platforms. From September 2002 until March 2006, Mr. Streiff was an associate in the real estate department of Latham & Watkins LLP in New York. Mr. Streiff received a B.S. degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Stefan K.L. Oh has served as our Executive Vice President of Acquisitions since October 2015, having previously served as our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions since January 2015. Mr. Oh has also served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions of GA Healthcare REIT III since January 2013 and as Executive Vice President, Acquisitions of American Healthcare Investors since October 2015, having previously served as its Senior Vice President, Acquisitions since December 2014. Mr. Oh also served as Senior Vice President — Acquisitions of GA Healthcare REIT II from January 2009 to December 2014 and as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions of AHI Group Holdings from January 2012 to December 2014. Mr. Oh served as the Senior Vice President, Healthcare Real Estate of Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors, LLC from January 2010 to January 2012, having served in the same capacity for Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors since June 2007, where he has been responsible for the acquisition and management of healthcare real estate. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis Company, from August 1999 to June 2007, Mr. Oh worked for HCP, Inc., a healthcare-focused REIT, where he served as Director of Asset Management and later as Director of Acquisitions. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as an auditor and project manager for Ernst & Young AB in Stockholm, Sweden and from 1993 to 1997 as an auditor within Ernst & Young LLP’s EYKL Real Estate Group in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Oh received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California (inactive).
Cora Lo has served as our Assistant General Counsel since December 2015 and has also served as our Secretary since January 2015. Ms. Lo has also served as Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel — Corporate of American Healthcare Investors since December 2015, having previously served as its Senior Vice President, Securities Counsel since December 2014. Ms. Lo has also served as Assistant General Counsel of GA Healthcare REIT III since December 2015 and has also served as its Secretary since January 2013. Ms. Lo served as Secretary of GA Healthcare REIT II from November 2010 to December 2014, having previously served as its Assistant Secretary from March 2009 to November 2010. Ms. Lo also served as Senior Vice President, Securities Counsel of AHI Group Holdings from January 2012 to December 2014. Ms. Lo served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Grubb & Ellis Company from December 2007 to January 2012, having served as Senior Corporate Counsel and Securities Counsel for Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors since January 2007 and December 2005, respectively. She also served as the Assistant Secretary of Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT, Inc. (now known as Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc.) from June 2008 to November 2010. From September 2002 to December 2005, Ms. Lo served as General Counsel of I/OMagic Corporation, a publicly traded company. Prior to 2002, Ms. Lo practiced as a private attorney specializing in corporate and securities law. Ms. Lo also interned at the SEC, Division of Enforcement in 1998. Ms. Lo received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and received a J.D. degree from Boston University. Ms. Lo is a member of the California State Bar Association.

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Lieberman has also served on the Executive Committee of American Healthcare Investors since December 2014. Mr. Lieberman has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Realty Finance since April 2012, April 2011 and January 2013, respectively. He also previously served as Assistant Secretary of NorthStar Realty Finance from April 2011 until January 2013. Mr. Lieberman has also served as General Counsel and Secretary of NHI since April 2011, and as an Executive Vice President of NHI since January 2013. Mr. Lieberman also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc., positions he has held since March 2014. Until August 2015, Mr. Lieberman had served as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. and NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. from October 2011 and December 2012, respectively, and as Executive Vice President of each of these companies from January 2013 and March 2013, respectively. Prior to joining NorthStar Realty, Mr. Lieberman was a partner in the Real Estate Capital Markets practice at the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP. Mr. Lieberman practiced at Hunton & Williams from September 2000 to March 2011 where he advised numerous REITs, including mortgage REITs and specialized in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and other board advisory matters. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Mr. Lieberman served as the associate general counsel of Entrade, Inc., or Entrade, during which time Entrade was a public company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Lieberman began his legal career at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Mr. Lieberman received a B.A. degree in Economics, an M.B.A. and a J.D. degree, each from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Our board of directors selected Mr. Lieberman to serve as a director due to his knowledge of the non-traded and publicly-traded REIT industry, as well as his commercial real estate experience. Mr. Lieberman’s extensive knowledge of our company’s business sector combined with his executive experience at numerous other real estate companies, including in the healthcare industry, is a significant asset to our company. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Lieberman’s experience will result in assisting us in developing our long-term strategy in the REIT and healthcare real estate industry.
Brian J. Flornes has been nominated to serve as one of our independent directors prior to the commencement of this offering. Mr. Flornes is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Vintage Senior Living, or Vintage, an owner and operator of senior housing communities specializing in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services for Alzheimer’s and other dementia with 24 communities in California and Washington, which was founded in 1998. Vintage has grown to be one of the largest assisted living providers in California and consistently ranks in the “Top 50” owners and operators of senior housing across the nation, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. The Vintage portfolio of communities encompasses in excess of 3,200 resident units with more than 2,000 associates. Since February 2006, Mr. Flornes has been responsible for a direct joint-venture relationship with one of the nation’s largest pension funds. The joint venture, with $325 million of committed capital, has acquired 19 senior living communities and net asset value has grown to more than 2.5 times invested capital. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Flornes served as founder and principal of American Housing Concepts, a real estate development firm directly associated with ARV Assisted Living, one of the largest senior living providers in the early 1990s. Prior to American Housing Concepts, Mr. Flornes served in several roles and ultimately as President of Development, from 1992 to 1995, of ARV Assisted Living. Throughout his career, Mr. Flornes has directly contributed to the acquisition and development of more than 8,000 units of senior living in 11 states and has been responsible for $1.5 billion in financing. Mr. Flornes has been a longstanding member of the American Senior Housing Association, currently serves on the board of the California Assisted Living Association, and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Flornes received a B.A. degree in Communication as well as his M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

Our board of directors selected Mr. Flornes to serve as a director because of his particular experience with the acquisition, development, operation and financing of healthcare-related properties and senior housing communities. He has significant knowledge of, and relationships within, the real estate and healthcare industries, due in part to his 27 years of industry experience managing all aspects of senior living. Mr. Flornes’ vast real estate experience in senior living also enhances his ability to contribute insight on achieving our investment objectives. Our board of directors believes that this experience will bring valuable knowledge and operational expertise to our board of directors.
Dianne Hurley has been nominated to serve as one of our independent directors and our audit committee chairwoman prior to the commencement of this offering. Ms. Hurley has served as an independent director and audit committee member of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc. since February 2015. Previously, Ms. Hurley served from November 2011 to January 2015 as Managing Director of SG Partners, a boutique executive search firm, where her responsibilities included business development, private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and investor relations recruiting efforts. From September 2009 to November 2011, Ms. Hurley served as the Chief Operating Officer, Global Distribution, at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where she was responsible for overall management of the sales business, strategic initiatives, financial and client reporting, regulatory and compliance oversight and the global client database. From 2004 to September 2009, Ms. Hurley served as the founding Chief Administrative Officer of TPG-Axon, a large investment management firm affiliated with TPG Capital, where she was responsible for investor relations and fundraising, human capital management, compliance policy implementation and strategic initiatives including joint venture real estate investments, corporate real estate, and management company oversight.

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Prior to 2004, Ms. Hurley served in the Office of the President at the Rockefeller University, where she provided staff analysis and direction for all major administrative projects, including real estate development. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hurley also held various senior positions in real estate and corporate finance at Edison Schools Inc. and worked in the real estate department at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut.

Our board of directors selected Ms. Hurley to serve as a director in part due to her financial expertise, particularly in the real estate industry. Our board of directors believes that her service on the board of directors of a REIT and other companies in the commercial real estate industry, as well as her regulatory and compliance experience, will bring valuable insight to us, particularly in her role as the audit committee chairwoman and audit committee financial expert. With her extensive background in real estate finance and real estate operations, Ms. Hurley brings valuable business skills to our board of directors.
Wilbur H. Smith III has been nominated to serve as one of our independent directors prior to the commencement of this offering. Mr. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer, President and founder of Greenlaw Partners, LLC, or Greenlaw, a California-based full-service real estate development and operating company, and Greenlaw Management, Inc., which he founded in March 2003. Mr. Smith personally oversees all aspects of Greenlaw’s acquisition, operations and investment development/redevelopment programs. Since inception and under Mr. Smith’s leadership, Greenlaw has completed in excess of $2.5 billion in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate properties. The majority of Greenlaw assets have been in joint ventures with leading global institutional groups including Guggenheim, Walton Street, Westbrook, Cigna and Cerberus. Currently, Greenlaw owns and manages a joint venture portfolio in California approaching $1.5 billion in value that has approximately 6,000,000 square feet of buildings primarily comprised of office, industrial, retail and medical office assets. Prior to Greenlaw, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Newport Beach based Makar Properties from 1999-2003. Mr. Smith also served as Trustee of Partners Real Estate Investment Trust from June 2013 to December 2013 and since 2012 has served on the Board of California Waterfowl Association. Mr. Smith is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and currently serves on the board of the Orange County Chapter. Mr. Smith is a licensed California real estate broker and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.

Our board of directors selected Mr. Smith to serve as a director due to his vast experience in the acquisition, operations, investment and disposition of commercial real estate as well as his experience with a number of leading global institutions through joint ventures, matching acquisitions with the appropriate investment structures/channels. Mr. Smith’s experience in the commercial real estate industry, capital markets and real estate operations enhances his ability to contribute to our investment strategies and help us achieve our investment objectives. Our board of directors believes his executive experience in the real estate industry will bring strong financial and operational expertise to our board of directors.
Messrs. Hanson and Smith have been designated by AHI Group Holdings, Mr. Lieberman and Ms. Hurley have been designated by NSAM, and Mr. Flornes has been mutually agreed upon by AHI Group Holdings and NSAM. Except as set forth above, each of our directors and executive officers has stated that there is no arrangement or understanding of any kind between him or her and any other person pursuant to which he or she was selected as a director or executive officer.
Compensation of Directors and Officers
Executive Compensation
We have no employees. Our day-to-day management functions will be performed by officers, managing directors or employees of our advisor and its affiliates. The individuals who serve as our executive officers do not receive compensation directly from us for services rendered to us, and we do not currently intend to pay any compensation directly to our executive officers. As a result, we do not have, and our board of directors has not considered, a compensation policy or program for our executive officers.
Each of our executive officers is a principal of or employed by our advisor or its affiliates, and is compensated by these entities for their services to us. We will pay these entities fees and reimburse expenses pursuant to the advisory agreement between us, our advisor and our operating partnership.

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Director Compensation
Pursuant to the terms of our director compensation program, contained in our 2015 Independent Directors Compensation Plan, a sub-plan of our 2015 Incentive Plan, after the initial release from escrow of the minimum offering amount, our independent directors will receive the following forms of compensation:  
Annual Retainer. Our independent directors will receive an aggregate annual retainer of $50,000, which is paid on a quarterly basis at the commencement of each quarter for which an individual serves as an independent director. The chairman of the audit committee will receive an additional aggregate annual retainer of $7,500, which is paid on a quarterly basis at the commencement of each quarter for which an individual serves as the chairman of the audit committee.
Meeting Fees. Our independent directors will receive $1,500 for each board of directors meeting attended in person or by telephone and $500 for each committee meeting attended in person or by telephone, which is paid monthly in arrears. The chairman of each committee, other than the audit committee chairman, also may receive additional compensation. If a board of directors meeting is held on the same day as a committee meeting, an additional fee will not be paid for attending the committee meeting.
Equity Compensation. In connection with their initial election to our board of directors, each independent director will receive 5,000 shares of restricted common stock pursuant to the 2015 plan, and an additional 2,500 shares of restricted common stock pursuant to the 2015 plan in connection with his or her subsequent election each year, provided that such person is an independent director as of the date of his or her re-election and continually served as an independent director during such period. The restricted shares vest as to 20.0% of the shares on the date of grant and on each anniversary thereafter over four years from the date of grant.
Other Compensation. We will reimburse our directors for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attendance at meetings, including committee meetings, of our board of directors. Such reimbursement is paid monthly. Our independent directors do not receive other benefits from us.
Our non-independent directors do not receive any compensation from us.
The 2015 plan provides for the granting of awards to participants in the following forms to those independent directors, employees, and consultants selected by the plan administrator for participation in the 2015 plan:
options to purchase shares of our common stock, which may be nonstatutory stock options or incentive stock options under the U.S. tax code;
stock appreciation rights, which give the holder the right to receive the difference between the fair market value per share on the date of exercise over the grant price;
performance awards, which are payable in cash or stock upon the attainment of specified performance goals;
restricted stock, which is subject to restrictions on transferability and other restrictions set by our board of directors or a committee of our independent directors that will administer the 2015 plan;
restricted stock units, which give the holder the right to receive shares of stock, or the equivalent value in cash or other property, in the future;
deferred stock units, which give the holder the right to receive shares of stock, or the equivalent value in cash or other property, at a future time;
dividend equivalents, which entitle the participant to payments equal to any dividends paid on the shares of stock underlying an award; and/or
other stock based awards in the discretion of the plan administrator, including unrestricted stock grants.
Any such awards will provide for exercise prices, where applicable, that are not less than the fair market value of our common stock on the date of the grant. Any shares of stock issued pursuant to the 2015 plan will be subject to the ownership limits contained in our charter.
Our board of directors or a committee of our independent directors will administer the 2015 plan, with sole authority to select participants, determine the types of awards to be granted and all of the terms and conditions of the awards, including whether the grant, vesting or settlement of awards may be subject to the attainment of one or more performance goals. No awards will be granted pursuant to the 2015 plan if the grant, vesting and/or exercise of the awards would jeopardize our status as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise violate the ownership and transfer restrictions imposed under our charter.

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The maximum number of shares of our common stock that may be issued pursuant to the 2015 plan will be 4,000,000. In the event of a nonreciprocal corporate transaction that causes the per-share value of our common stock to change, such as a stock dividend, stock split, spin-off, rights offering, or large nonrecurring cash dividend, the share authorization limits of the 2015 plan will be adjusted proportionately.
Unless otherwise provided in an award certificate, upon the death or disability of a participant, or upon a change in control, all of such participant’s outstanding awards pursuant to the 2015 plan will become fully vested. The 2015 plan will automatically expire on the tenth anniversary of the date on which it was adopted, unless extended or earlier terminated by the board of directors. The board of directors may terminate the 2015 plan at any time, but such termination will have no adverse impact on any award that is outstanding at the time of such termination. The board of directors may amend the 2015 plan at any time, but any amendment would be subject to stockholder approval if, in the reasonable judgment of the board of directors, stockholder approval would be required by any law, regulation or rule applicable to the 2015 plan. No termination or amendment of the 2015 plan may, without the written consent of the participant, reduce or diminish the value of an outstanding award determined as if the award had been exercised, vested, cashed in or otherwise settled on the date of such amendment or termination. The board of directors may amend or terminate outstanding awards, but those amendments may require consent of the participant and, unless approved by the stockholders or otherwise permitted by the antidilution provisions of the 2015 plan, the exercise price of an outstanding option may not be reduced, directly or indirectly, and the original term of an option may not be extended.
 
Limited Liability and Indemnification of Directors, Officers and Others
Our organizational documents generally limit the personal liability of our stockholders, directors and officers for monetary damages and require us to indemnify and advance expenses to our directors, officers and other agents subject to the limitations of the NASAA Guidelines and Maryland law. Maryland law permits a corporation to include in its charter a provision limiting the liability of directors and officers to the corporation and its stockholders for money damages, except for liability resulting from actual receipt of an improper benefit or profit in money, property or services or active and deliberate dishonesty established by a final judgment and which is material to the cause of action. The MGCL requires a corporation (unless its charter provides otherwise, which our charter does not) to indemnify a director or officer who has been successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding to which he or she is made or threatened to be made a party by reason of his or her service in that capacity. To the extent that our board of directors determines that non-mandatory provisions of the MGCL applicable to us conflict with the provisions related to indemnifying and holding harmless our directors, our advisor and its affiliates set forth in the NASAA Guidelines and our charter, the provisions of the NASAA Guidelines and our charter will control. The MGCL allows directors and officers to be indemnified against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements and reasonable expenses actually incurred in connection with a proceeding unless the following can be established:
an act or omission of the director or officer was material to the cause of action adjudicated in the proceeding, and was committed in bad faith or was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;
the director or officer actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or
with respect to any criminal proceeding, the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe his or her act or omission was unlawful.
A court may order indemnification if it determines that the director or officer is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification, even though the director or officer did not meet the prescribed standard of conduct or was adjudged liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received. However, indemnification for an adverse judgment in a suit by the corporation or in its right, or for a judgment of liability on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received, is limited to expenses. The MGCL permits a corporation to advance reasonable expenses to a director or officer upon receipt of a written affirmation by the director or officer of his or her good faith belief that he or she has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification and a written undertaking by him or her or on his or her behalf to repay the amount paid or reimbursed if it is ultimately determined that the standard of conduct was not met.
In addition to the above limitations of the MGCL, and as set forth in the NASAA Guidelines, our charter provides that our directors, our advisor and its affiliates may be indemnified for losses or liability suffered by them or held harmless for losses or liability suffered by us only if all of the following conditions are met:
the indemnitee determined, in good faith, that the course of conduct which caused the loss or liability was in our best interest;
the indemnitee was acting on our behalf or performing services for us;
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in the case of our independent directors, the liability or loss was not the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct by the party seeking indemnification.
In addition, any indemnification or any agreement to hold harmless is recoverable only out of our net assets and not from our stockholders.
 
Our charter also provides that we may pay or reimburse reasonable legal expenses and other costs incurred by our directors, our advisor and its affiliates in advance of final disposition of a proceeding only if all of the following are satisfied:
the proceeding relates to acts or omissions with respect to the performance of duties or services on our behalf;
the indemnitee provides us with written affirmation of his or her good faith belief that he or she has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification;
the legal proceeding was initiated by a third party who is not a stockholder or, if by a stockholder acting in his or her capacity as such, a court of competent jurisdiction approves such advancement; and
the indemnitee provides us with a written agreement to repay the amount paid or reimbursed, together with the applicable legal rate of interest thereon, if it is ultimately determined that he or she did not comply with the requisite standard of conduct and is not entitled to indemnification.
We have entered into indemnification agreements with each of our directors and executive officers. Pursuant to the terms of these indemnification agreements, we would indemnify and advance expenses and costs incurred by our directors and executive officers in connection with any claims, suits or proceedings brought against such directors and executive officers as a result of his or her service. However, our indemnification obligation is subject to the limitations set forth in the indemnification agreements and in our charter. We also maintain a directors and officers insurance policy.
The general effect to investors of any arrangement under which any of our controlling persons, directors or officers are insured or indemnified against liability is a potential reduction in distributions resulting from our payment of premiums, deductibles and other costs associated with such insurance or, to the extent any such loss is not covered by insurance, our payment of indemnified losses. In addition, indemnification could reduce the legal remedies available to us and our stockholders against the indemnified individuals; however, this provision does not reduce the exposure of our directors and officers to liability under federal or state securities laws, nor does it limit our stockholder’s ability to obtain injunctive relief or other equitable remedies for a violation of a director’s or an officer’s duties to us or our stockholders, although the equitable remedies may not be an effective remedy in some circumstances.
The SEC takes the position that indemnification against liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is against public policy and unenforceable. Indemnification of our directors, our advisor or its affiliates or any person acting as a broker-dealer on our behalf, including our dealer manager, will not be allowed for liabilities arising from or out of a violation of state or federal securities laws, unless one or more of the following conditions are met:
there has been a successful adjudication on the merits of each count involving alleged material securities law violations;
such claims have been dismissed with prejudice on the merits by a court of competent jurisdiction; or
a court of competent jurisdiction approves a settlement of the claims against the indemnitee and finds that indemnification of the settlement and the related costs should be made, and the court considering the request for indemnification has been advised of the position of the SEC and of the published position of any state securities regulatory authority in the state in which our securities were offered or sold as to indemnification for violations of securities laws.
Our operating partnership must also indemnify us and our directors and officers and other persons we may designate against damages and other liabilities in our capacity as general partner.
Our Co-Sponsors
American Healthcare Investors
American Healthcare Investors, the managing member and 75.0% owner of our advisor, is an investment management firm formed in October 2014 that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate. American Healthcare Investors is 47.1% owned by AHI Group Holdings, an investment management firm formed in August 2011 that has specialized in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate and founded by Jeffrey T. Hanson, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors; Danny Prosky, our President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer; and Mathieu B. Streiff, our Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Nationally recognized real estate executives, Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff have directly overseen in excess of $23.0 billion in combined acquisition

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and disposition transactions, more than $13.0 billion of which has been healthcare-related. NSAM indirectly owns approximately 45.1% of American Healthcare Investors, and Mr. James F. Flaherty III, one of NSAM’s partners and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCP, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare REIT, owns approximately 7.8% of American Healthcare Investors. NSAM and its affiliates serve as the advisor and/or sponsor to other investment vehicles that invest in healthcare real estate and healthcare real estate-related assets. American Healthcare Investors is managed by an Executive Committee comprised of three AHI Group Holdings designees, which are currently Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff, and two NSAM designees, which are currently Mr. Flaherty and Mr. Ronald J. Lieberman, one of our director nominees and the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NSAM; provided, however, that as long as AHI Group Holdings and NSAM maintain certain minimum ownership thresholds in American Healthcare Investors, certain major decisions require the approval of a majority of the members of the Executive Committee, including the approval of both NSAM Executive Committee designees.
American Healthcare Investors manages a 29 million-square-foot portfolio of healthcare real estate valued at approximately $8.0 billion, based on aggregate purchase price, on behalf of multiple investment programs that include thousands of individual and institutional investors. As of February 1, 2016, this international portfolio includes approximately 590 buildings comprised of medical office buildings, hospitals, senior housing, skilled nursing facilities and integrated senior care campuses located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Included in this managed portfolio are properties owned by GA Healthcare REIT III, a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors. GA Healthcare REIT III is the only other real estate program currently sponsored by American Healthcare Investors, although American Healthcare Investors previously served as the co-sponsor of GA Healthcare REIT II, a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT that was acquired by NorthStar Realty Finance, a diversified commercial real estate company that is organized as a publicly-traded REIT listed on the NYSE and is externally managed by affiliates of NSAM, pursuant to a merger with GA Healthcare REIT II in December 2014 for approximately $4 billion in a combination of common stock and cash. Prior to completion of the merger, GA Healthcare REIT II had completed 77 acquisitions comprising approximately 11.6 million square feet of GLA for an aggregate contract purchase price of approximately $3 billion.
The following table sets forth information with respect to the managing directors of American Healthcare Investors:
Name
 
Age*
 
Position
Jeffrey T. Hanson
 
45
 
Managing Director
Danny Prosky
 
50
 
Managing Director
Mathieu B. Streiff
 
40
 
Managing Director and General Counsel
 
 
*    As of February 11, 2016.
For biographical information regarding Messrs. Hanson, Prosky and Streiff, see “— Directors and Executive Officers” above.
Griffin Capital
Griffin Capital is a privately-owned real estate company formed in 1995 which sponsors real estate investment vehicles and manages institutional capital. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed more than 650 transactions representing over $22.0 billion in transaction value, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed approximately 53.6 million square feet of space since 1995. As of February 1, 2016, Griffin Capital and its affiliates own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor a portfolio consisting of approximately 36.6 (1)  million square feet of space located in 29 states and 0.1 million square feet located in the United Kingdom, representing approximately $6.3 (1) billion in asset value, based on purchase price, including GA Healthcare REIT III.
Griffin Capital also is the sponsor of GC REIT and GC REIT II, each of which is a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT, and the co-sponsor of GA Healthcare REIT III and our company. Griffin Capital is also the sponsor of GB-BDC, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that intends to elect to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act, and GIREX, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is operated as an interval fund under the Investment Company Act. Griffin Capital, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Griffin Capital Asset Management Company, LLC, indirectly owns 25.0% of our advisor.
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GC REIT and GC REIT II each have similar investment goals to ours, including acquiring and operating commercial properties; providing stable cash flow; preserving and protecting capital; and capital appreciation on the ultimate sale of properties. One difference in investment goals between us and GC REIT and GC REIT II is the focus on a particular type of commercial property. While our focus is on medical office buildings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and other healthcare-related facilities, GC REIT and GC REIT II focus on single tenant net lease office and industrial properties diversified by corporate credit, physical geography, product type and lease duration. In November 2009, GC REIT commenced its initial public offering of up to a maximum of 82.5 million shares of common stock, and on April 26, 2013, GC REIT commenced a follow-on public offering of up to a maximum of $1.1 billion in shares of common stock. On April 22, 2014, GC REIT announced that it was no longer accepting subscriptions in the follow-on offering, as GC REIT expected to reach the maximum offering amount following the transfer agent’s reconciliation of pending subscriptions. On May 7, 2014, GC REIT filed a Registration Statement on Form S-3 for the registration of up to $75.0 million in shares pursuant to GC REIT’s distribution reinvestment plan. Having issued substantially all of the $75.0 million in shares registered pursuant to such Form S-3, GC REIT filed another Form S-3 on September 22, 2015 for the registration of up to $100 million in shares pursuant to GC REIT’s distribution reinvestment plan. As of September 30, 2015, GC REIT had issued and outstanding approximately 175.7 million total shares of its common stock, including shares issued pursuant to its distribution reinvestment plan, for gross proceeds of approximately $1.4 billion in its private offering, public offerings and distribution reinvestment plan offerings. On July 31, 2014, GC REIT II commenced its initial public offering, and is offering up to a maximum of $2.2 billion in shares of common stock. As of September 30, 2015, GC REIT II had issued and outstanding approximately 20.8 million total shares of its common stock, including shares issued pursuant to its distribution reinvestment plan and stock distributions, and had received gross proceeds of approximately $206.4 million in its public offering.
Griffin Capital has also sponsored 21 privately-offered programs. These offerings have included eight single tenant real estate tenant-in-common offerings, one hotel asset tenant-in-common offering, eight multi-tenant asset real estate tenant-in-common offerings and four Delaware Statutory Trusts, one consisting of a nine property restaurant portfolio, one consisting of an apartment community, one consisting of a single tenant occupied manufacturing facility and one consisting of a single tenant office building. Investors in these offerings (other than the Delaware Statutory Trust offerings) acquired an undivided interest in the offered property. From 2004 to 2013, these 21 privately-offered programs raised approximately $309.5 million of gross offering proceeds from approximately 660 investors, which includes 643 third party, non-affiliated investors, as of September 30, 2015. With a combination of debt and offering proceeds, these same programs invested approximately $864.5 million in 34 properties.
Some of the privately-offered programs sponsored by Griffin Capital have experienced tenant vacancies due to bankruptcies and mergers or lease expirations through the course of the economic recession, which has resulted in four property foreclosures and caused other properties to perform below expectations. As a result, Griffin Capital determined to preserve capital and suspended or reduced distributions for most of the remaining programs that are not single tenant property offerings. In addition, Griffin Capital has defaulted on loans with respect to certain properties in order to commence workout negotiations. For many of these properties, vacancies and operational performance have necessitated loan modifications in an effort to build adequate cash reserves to re-lease and stabilize the properties and to reduce debt loads to a manageable level. Griffin Capital has completed workout negotiations and in certain instances the negotiations were not successful, resulting in foreclosure of the property by the lender. Griffin Capital does not believe that any of these potential impairments will have a material impact on the business of Griffin Capital.
The following table sets forth information with respect to the executive officers and other key personnel of Griffin Capital:    
Name
 
Age*
 
Position
Kevin A. Shields
 
57
 
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Sole Director
David C. Rupert
 
58
 
President
Michael J. Escalante
 
55
 
Chief Investment Officer
Joseph E. Miller
 
52
 
Chief Financial Officer
Mary P. Higgins
 
56
 
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Howard S. Hirsch
 
50
 
Vice President, General Counsel — Securities
 
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Kevin A. Shields has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Griffin Capital since its formation in 1995 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since September 2010, after serving as its President from 1995 to September 2010. Mr. Shields currently serves as a non-voting special observer of our board of directors and the board of directors of GA Healthcare REIT III. Mr. Shields is also currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GC REIT, positions he has held since the company’s formation in August 2008; as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GC REIT II, positions he has held since the company’s formation in November 2013; as President and a trustee of GIREX, positions he has held since the company’s formation in November 2013; and as President and a member of the board of directors of GB-BDC, positions he has held since the company’s formation in May 2014. Mr. Shields is also the Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Securities. From November 2011 to December 2014, Mr. Shields also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC. Before founding Griffin Capital, from 1993 to 1994, Mr. Shields was a Senior Vice President and head of the structured real estate finance group at Jefferies & Company, Inc., a Los Angeles-based investment bank. During his tenure at Jefferies, Mr. Shields focused on originating structured lease bond product. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Shields was the President and Principal of Terrarius Incorporated, a firm engaged in the restructuring of real estate debt and equity on behalf of financial institutions, corporations, partnerships and developers. Prior to founding Terrarius, from 1986 to 1992, Mr. Shields served as a Vice President in the real estate finance department of Salomon Brothers Inc. in both New York and Los Angeles. During his tenure at Salomon Brothers, Mr. Shields initiated, negotiated, drafted and closed engagement, purchase and sale and finance agreements. Over the course of his 30-year real estate and investment-banking career, Mr. Shields has structured and closed over 200 transactions totaling in excess of $8 billion of real estate acquisitions, financings and dispositions. Mr. Shields holds a J.D. degree, an MBA, and a B.S. degree in finance and real estate from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Shields is a Registered Securities Principal of Griffin Securities, and holds Series 7, 63, 24 and 27 licenses. Mr. Shields is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the Investment Program Association and an executive member of the Public Non-Listed REIT Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Griffin Capital has the right to appoint a nonvoting observer to attend meetings of our board of directors. For so long as Mr. Shields directs the daily operations of Griffin Capital, Mr. Shields shall have the right to be such nonvoting observer and thus attend meetings of the board of directors for the sole purpose of permitting Mr. Shields and his affiliates, Griffin Capital and Griffin Securities, to have current information with respect to the affairs of our company and the actions taken by our board of directors.
David C. Rupert has served as the President of Griffin Capital since September 2010. Mr. Rupert has also served as Executive Vice President of GC REIT since June 2015, having served as its President from July 2012 to June 2015; as Executive Vice President of GC REIT II, a position he has held since the company’s formation in November 2013; and as Chief Executive Officer of GB-BDC, a position he has held since the company’s formation in May 2014. Mr. Rupert’s more than 30 years of commercial real estate and finance experience includes over $9 billion of transactions executed on four continents: North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. From November 2011 through December 2014, Mr. Rupert has also served as the President of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC. From July 2009 through August 2010, Mr. Rupert co-headed an opportunistic hotel fund in partnership with The Olympia Companies, a hotel owner-operator with more than 800 employees, headquartered in Portland, Maine. From March 2008 through June 2009, Mr. Rupert was a partner in a private equity firm focused on Eastern Europe, in particular extended stay hotel and multifamily residential development, and large scale agribusiness in Ukraine. Mr. Rupert previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Griffin Capital from August 1999 through February 2008. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Rupert served as President of CB5, a real estate and restaurant development company that worked closely with the W Hotel division of Starwood Hotels. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Rupert provided consulting services in the U.S. and UK to Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-headquartered institutional real estate management firm. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Rupert was employed at Salomon Brothers in New York, London, Sydney and Tokyo, where he served in various capacities, including the head of REIT underwriting, and provided advice, raised debt and equity capital and provided brokerage and other services for leading public and private real estate institutions and entrepreneurs. Since 1984, Mr. Rupert has served on the Real Estate Advisory Board to Cornell University’s Endowment, and in August 2010, Mr. Rupert was appointed Co-Chairman of this Board. For more than 15 years, Mr. Rupert has lectured in graduate-level real estate and real estate finance courses in Cornell’s masters-level Program in Real Estate, where he is a founding Board Member. Mr. Rupert received his B.A. degree from Cornell in 1979 and his MBA from Harvard in 1986.

Michael J. Escalante has served as Chief Investment Officer of Griffin Capital since June 2006, where he is responsible for overseeing all acquisition and disposition activities. Mr. Escalante has also served as President and Chief Investment Officer of GC REIT since June 2015 and August 2008, respectively, having previously served as its Vice President from the company’s formation in August 2008 to June 2015; as President of GC REIT II, a position he has held since the company’s formation in November 2013; and as a member of the board of directors of GC REIT II, a position he has held since February 2015. From November 2011 through December 2014, Mr. Escalante also served as the Chief Investment Officer of Griffin-American

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Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC. With more than 25 years of real estate-related investment experience, he has been responsible for completing in excess of $6.0 billion of commercial real estate transactions, primarily throughout the United States. Prior to joining Griffin Capital in June 2006, Mr. Escalante founded Escalante Property Ventures in March 2005, a real estate investment management company, to invest in value-added and development-oriented infill properties within California and other western states. From 1997 to March 2005, Mr. Escalante served eight years at Trizec Properties, Inc., one of the largest publicly-traded U.S. office REITs, with his final position being Executive Vice President - Capital Transactions and Portfolio Management. While at Trizec, Mr. Escalante was directly responsible for all capital transaction activity for the western United States, which included the acquisition of several prominent office projects. Mr. Escalante’s work experience at Trizec also included hands-on operations experience as the REIT’s western U.S. regional director with bottom-line responsibility for asset and portfolio management of a 4.6 million square foot office/retail portfolio (11 projects/23 buildings) and associated administrative support personnel (110 total/65 company employees). Prior to joining Trizec, from 1987 to 1997, Mr. Escalante held various acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management positions with The Yarmouth Group, an international investment advisor. Mr. Escalante holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. in commerce from Santa Clara University. Mr. Escalante is a full member of ULI and active in many civic organizations.
Joseph E. Miller has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Griffin Capital since February 2007. Mr. Miller also currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of GC REIT, positions he has held since the company’s formation in August 2008; as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of GC REIT II, positions he has held since the company’s formation in November 2013; as Treasurer of GIREX, a position he has held since May 2014; and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of GB-BDC, positions he has held since the company’s formation in May 2014. Mr. Miller is responsible for all of Griffin Capital’s accounting, finance, information technology systems and human resources functions. From November 2011 through December 2014, Mr. Miller also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC. Mr. Miller has more than 25 years of real estate experience in public accounting and real estate investment firms. Prior to joining Griffin Capital, from 2001 to January 2007, Mr. Miller served as the Vice President and Corporate Controller, and later the Senior Vice President of Business Operations, for PS Business Parks, a publicly-traded REIT. At PS Business Parks, Mr. Miller was initially responsible for SEC filings, property-level accounting, and all financial reporting. Upon assuming the role of Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Mr. Miller was responsible for the financial operations of the real estate portfolio, policies and procedures of the organization, and information technology systems. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Miller was the Corporate Controller for Maguire Properties, formerly Maguire Partners, where he was responsible for the accounting operations, treasury functions, and information technology systems. Before joining Maguire, from 1994 to 1997, Mr. Miller was an audit manager with Ernst & Young LLP where he was responsible for attestation engagements for financial services and real estate companies, and he also worked on initial public offering teams for real estate investment companies going public. Mr. Miller also worked with KPMG, where he became a certified public accountant. Mr. Miller received a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Mary P. Higgins has served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Griffin Capital since May 2006. Ms. Higgins also currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GC REIT, positions she has held since the company's formation in August 2008, and as Vice President and General Counsel of GC REIT II, positions she has held since the company’s formation in November 2013. From November 2011 through December 2014, Ms. Higgins also served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC. Prior to joining Griffin Capital in August 2004, Ms. Higgins was a partner at the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Higgins has been Griffin Capital’s primary real estate transaction counsel for more than 10 years and has worked together with Griffin Capital’s principals on nearly all of their acquisition, due diligence, leasing, financing and disposition activities during that time period. Ms. Higgins has over 20 years of experience representing both public and private real estate owners, tenants and investors in commercial real estate matters, including development, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and securitized and non-securitized financings. Representative transactions include sales and dispositions of regional malls, including some of the premier regional malls in the nation; sale of a golf course in an UPREIT structure; a $38 million credit tenant loan transaction; acquisition of various Florida office properties for a $150 million office property equity fund; representation of the ground lessor in a subordinate d development ground lease and a $350 million property roll up. Ms. Higgins additionally has commercial leasing experience. Ms. Higgins is the author of the chapter entitled “Due Diligence on Commercial Leases” in the Real Estate Transactions volume published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and she is active in many civic organizations. Ms. Higgins earned her undergraduate degree in Law Firm Administration from Mallinckrodt College (now part of Loyola University) and her J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law, both of which are located in Illinois.

Howard S. Hirsch has served as Vice President and General Counsel — Securities of Griffin Capital since June 2014. Mr. Hirsch also currently serves as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of GC REIT and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of GIREX, positions he has held since January 2015; as Vice President and Secretary of GC REIT II, positions he has held since June 2014; and as Vice President and Secretary of GB-BDC, positions he has held since November 2014. Prior to joining

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Griffin Capital Corporation in June 2014, Mr. Hirsch was an equity shareholder at the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC in Atlanta, Georgia. From July 2007 through the time he joined Baker Donelson in April 2009, Mr. Hirsch was counsel at the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Bryan Cave LLP, from July 1999 through July 2007, Mr. Hirsch worked at the law firm of Holland and Knight LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was an associate and then a partner. Mr. Hirsch has over 15 years of experience in public securities offerings, SEC reporting, corporate and securities compliance matters, and private placements. He previously handled securities, transactional and general corporate matters for various publicly-traded and non-traded REITs. Mr. Hirsch's experience also includes registrations under the Securities Act of 1933, reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and advising boards of directors and the various committees of public companies. He has counseled public companies on corporate governance best practices and compliance matters, and has represented issuers on SEC, FINRA, and Blue Sky regulatory matters in connection with registrations of public offerings of non-traded REITs and real estate partnerships. He also has experience representing broker-dealers on various FINRA compliance matters. Mr. Hirsch earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
Our Advisor
We will rely on our advisor, Griffin-American Advisor, an entity jointly owned by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital, to manage our day-to-day activities and to implement our investment strategy. American Healthcare Investors is the managing member and owns 75.0% of our advisor. We and our advisor are parties to the advisory agreement, pursuant to which our advisor will perform its duties and responsibilities as a fiduciary to us and our stockholders.
Pursuant to the advisory agreement, our advisor will use its best efforts, subject to the oversight and review of our board of directors, to perform the following duties pursuant to the terms of the advisory agreement:
participate in formulating an investment strategy and asset allocation framework consistent with achieving our investment objectives;
research, identify, review and recommend to our board of directors for approval of real estate and real estate-related acquisitions and dispositions consistent with our investment policies and objectives;
structure and negotiate the terms and conditions of transactions pursuant to which acquisitions and dispositions of real properties will be made;
subject to the investment objectives and limitations set forth in our charter and the investment policies approved by our board of directors, acquire investments on our behalf;
actively oversee and manage our real estate and real estate-related investment portfolio for purposes of meeting our investment objectives;
manage our day-to-day affairs, including financial accounting and reporting, investor relations, marketing, informational systems and other administrative services on our behalf;
select joint venture partners, structure corresponding agreements and oversee and monitor these relationships;