Kristen Ahrens

Kristen Ahrens

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Austin, TX

Kristen Ahrens has 23 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is a co-founder of Doyenne Healthcare Capital and works alongside Manisha to set the strategy of the company. Kristen leads portfolio & asset management, including project management for redevelopment projects and day-to-day asset management for communities that are asset managed by the Company.

Prior to co-founding Doyenne Healthcare Capital, Kristen served as a Principal at Capitol Seniors Housing (“CSH”), a Washington, DC-based seniors housing private equity firm. She held the position of Business Development and focused on expanding capital, lending, and operating relationships across the CSH footprint. As a member of the leadership team, Kristen was also tasked with keeping a pulse on the direction of the overall seniors housing sector and advising the team on strategy and direction.

Before joining CSH, Kristen served as a Managing Director at CapitalOne Healthcare Finance where she focused on senior living debt financing. While at CapitalOne, Kristen’s annual loan origination exceeded $2.5 billion, and annual loans booked averaged in excess of $500 million. She was consistently a top performer, receiving the 2017 CapitalOne Top Healthcare Producer award.

Prior to CapitalOne, Kristen worked in a variety of banking roles in the seniors housing sector for GE Healthcare Financial Services, Heller Financial, and Ocwen Financial. She also completed two years as an auditor at Ernst & Young focused on the real estate, technology, and healthcare sectors, and was an onsite controller for the first publicly traded senior living company, Standish Care.

Kristen holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Honors from the University of Florida.

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