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Charlynn Diapo Joins American Healthcare Investors as Vice President, Accounting and Finance

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Healthcare Investors, a commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related properties, announced today that Charlynn Diapo has joined the company as vice president, accounting and finance.

"Charlynn is a true professional who brings a wealth of financial and operational experience to American Healthcare Investors," said Jeff Hanson, founding principal. "She has a strong background in accounting and finance and will play a key role in analyzing and reporting financial results. We are confident that Charlynn will be a valuable addition to our management team."

Diapo has worked as an accounting professional since 2002, and has directly managed the financial accounting, reporting and compliance of various REIT portfolios since 2008. Prior to joining American Healthcare Investors, she served as vice president and controller of the North American portfolio of DEXUS Property Group, a publicly traded Australian REIT with $13 billion in assets under management. At DEXUS, she was responsible for consolidated financial reporting, cash management, audit and tax coordination, and the development and implementation of accounting processes and procedures for their U.S. office.

Throughout her career, Diapo has served in various financial and management positions, including REIT controller with Grubb & Ellis Company, senior financial accountant for City National Bank, and senior accountant and auditor at Deloitte and Touche.

Diapo earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in mathematics and applied science. She is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of California and a LEED Green Associate.

American Healthcare Investors manages a portfolio of healthcare-related real estate valued at approximately of $1.6 billion, based on aggregate acquisition price, on behalf of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. As of July 15, 2013, this nationwide portfolio includes 176 buildings comprised of medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and assisted living facilities located throughout 28 states.

About American Healthcare Investors LLC

American Healthcare Investors is an investment management firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate, including medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and assisted living facilities. The company was founded by nationally recognized real estate investment executives Jeff Hanson, Danny Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, who have completed in excess of $16 billion in aggregate acquisition and disposition transactions during their careers, approximately $6 billion of which has been healthcare-related real estate transactions. American Healthcare Investors is committed to providing investors with access to the potential benefits that healthcare-related real estate ownership can provide. For more information regarding American Healthcare Investors, please visit www.AmericanHealthcareInvestors.com.

CONTACT: Damon Elder (949) 270-9207 delder@ahinvestors.com

Source:American Healthcare Investors