Full Name
James Callister
Job Title
Chief Investment Officer
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
Speaker Bio
James Callister is the Chief Investment Officer at CareTrust REIT and has been with the company since 2021 when he joined as CareTrust’s General Counsel. Mr. Callister has been an integral part of the
Company’s legal and corporate functions, asset and portfolio management matters, and tenant relationships. But his primary focus has been working with the company’s acquisitions team in structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions involving the purchase of healthcare facilities.

Prior to joining CareTrust, Mr. Callister worked as a real estate and finance attorney and a partner at the law firm of Sherry Meyerhoff Hanson & Crance LLP and, before that, at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. As CareTrust’s outside counsel, he represented the company in corporate and transactional matters, including in the acquisition of over 100 skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and independent living facilities. Mr. Callister has assisted in the structuring, negotiating and closing of all of CareTrust’s acquisitions since its formation as a REIT. As an attorney, Mr. Callister worked for nearly 20 years in private practice representing and advising clients in a diverse array of real estate and finance transactions. Mr. Callister’s transactions‐based legal experience has focused on the representation of publicly‐traded REITs in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of healthcare‐related properties. Mr. Callister holds a B.S. in History from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
James Callister