Real Estate Investment Trust

HCP agrees to $125 million settlement with Ventas

HCP Inc. will pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit filed by fellow real estate investment trust Ventas, on top of HCP's recent $102.8 million payment to Ventas for compensatory damages.

Ventas signs deal to acquire Atria Senior Living for $3.1 billion

Ventas Inc. announced its agreement to purchase Atria Senior Living Group—the fourth-largest assisted living property operator in the United States—for $3.1 billion.

Ventas's Cafaro elected chairwoman of real estate investment trust association

Debra A. Cafaro, chair, president and CEO of Ventas Inc., has been elected chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) for 2009-2010.