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Under Cafaro's leadership, Ventas in 2017 yielded strong financial results, including $3.6 billion in revenue and $1.4 billion in net income. Year-over-year earnings growth at the real estate investment trust was 5% for both operating cash flow and dividends. Beyond pure financial performance, Ventas has achieved significant results in environmental stewardship and sustainability. The company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index in 2017 and ranked first among public healthcare REITs for sustainable practices. Cafaro is also chair of the Real Estate Roundtable, a coalition of public and private real estate companies.