Zeke Turner wants to transform how health care is delivered
At age 25 and with just $10,000, Zeke Turner set out to transform the way health care is delivered. Leaving a burgeoning career in Wall Street behind, Zeke moved home to Indiana in 2002 to found Mainstreet, now the country’s largest developer of post-acute care properties.
Mainstreet’s innovation and strategic vision, supported by access to capital, have been the keys to success. The Mainstreet real estate companies are made up of Mainstreet Property Group, a private real estate development company, and Mainstreet Health Investments (TSX: HLP), a publicly-traded real estate investment company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Zeke, 39, serves as the chairman of HLP. Previously, in November of 2014, Mainstreet sold another publicly-traded company, Healthlease Properties REIT, to Welltower (NYSE: HCN) as a part of an announced $2.3 billion partnership.
A sought-after speaker, Zeke is regularly interviewed by trade publications and national media outlets alike. His numerous awards include being named EY’s (Ernst & Young) 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Ohio Valley region and named to Real Estate Forum’s 2014 “50 under 40” class.
Zeke graduated from Taylor University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in both international business and business administration/systems. He and his wife, Milissa, have eight children—all 11 years old and younger – and live in Carmel, Indiana. They attend Harvest Bible Chapel North Indy.