Robert G. Kramer
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kramer is founder and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a non-profit education and resource center that serves debt and equity investors interested in the seniors housing and care industry. NIC is the leading provider of research as well as business and financial performance data on this sector for capital providers. NIC’s focus is to enable access and choice in seniors housing and care by providing data, analytics and connections that bring together investors and care providers. Mr. Kramer, a frequent writer and speaker on trends in seniors housing and long-term care, has directed NIC since its inception in 1991. A former county government official and Maryland state legislator, Mr. Kramer was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s. Mr. Kramer was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
As NIC’s president, Brian Jurutka is responsible for day-to-day management and operations of the organization with particular focus on building the infrastructure for NIC to deliver transparency to the capital markets, advance quality and availability of seniors housing and care, and foster leadership development.
Prior to joining NIC, Mr. Jurutka served as Senior Vice President, Telecom, and GM for comScore’s wireless operator analytics division. A former nuclear submarine officer, Mr. Jurutka brings more than two decades of leadership experience with a successful track record in analytics, business development, operational management, and data system development and integration. Prior to comScore, he was with Capital One’s Direct Banking organization where he launched and managed the company’s first deposit product partnership in addition to overseeing various strategic partnerships.
Mr.Jurutka holds an M.B.A from Brenau University and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy in aerospace engineering.
Charles W. Harry, Jr.
Chief of Research & Analytics
Chuck Harry is responsible for guiding all of NIC’s research efforts, including the analysis function of the NIC MAP service. Prior to joining NIC in 2010, he worked at Cushman & Wakefield, where he held the positions of managing director, Investment Strategies, and managing director, Analytics.
His 20+ year career is comprised of institutional investment management across the various property types with an emphasis on the apartment/multifamily sector. Early on, he helped solidify the apartment sector as one of the core property types for institutional investors. At the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), where he was director of real estate, Chuck expanded the association’s product lines with new indices and developed public outreach as well as market education programs. At Cushman & Wakefield, in addition to forecasting and monitoring economic and real estate market trends, he helped establish global infrastructures to facilitate cross-border transactions and the firm’s emerging investment management operations.
Chuck received his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of City Planning from the University of Virginia, School of Architecture.
Beth Burnham Mace
Chief Economist and Director of Outreach
Beth Burnham Mace is the Chief Economist and Director of Outreach at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Prior to joining the staff at NIC, she served as a member of the NIC Board of Directors for seven years and chaired NIC’s Research Committee. Ms. Mace was also a Director at AEW Capital Management and worked in the AEW Research Group for 17 years. Prior to joining AEW in 1997, Ms. Mace spent ten years at Standard & Poor’s DRI/McGraw-Hill as the Director of the Regional Information Service. She also worked as a Regional Economist at Crocker Bank, the National Commission on Air Quality, the Brookings Institution and Boston Edison.
Ms. Mace is a member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), ULI’s Senior Housing Council and New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE/CREW). In 2014, she was appointed a fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute and was awarded the title of a “Woman of Influence” in commercial real estate by Real Estate Forum Magazine and Globe Street. Ms. Mace is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and the University of California (M.S.). She has also earned The Certified Business Economist™ title (CBE) from the National Association of Business Economists (NABE). Ms. Mace is often cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Seniors Housing Business, Seniors Housing News and McKnight’s Senior Living and has a bi-monthly column in the National Real Estate Investor.
Kimberly Sumner brings more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management to NIC. As Managing Director, she provides leadership, vision and direction and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the events and marketing groups.
Prior to joining NIC, Kimberly served as the Division Director of Conferences and Marketing for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. As a member of the senior leadership team, her responsibilities and influence extended throughout all areas of the organization including strategic planning and execution, corporate management, product sales and development and customer operations.
Kimberly received her education from The George Washington University and University of Maryland and currently participates in various Executive Leadership and Management programs. She resides on the boards for various organizations and maintains active involvement in several community service organizations.