The Owners

Gary & Christine Rood

Gary and Christine Rood founded Rood Investments in 2007, leveraging Mr. Rood’s industry knowledge as a successful former hospital president to invest in skilled nursing facilities. The Roods then proceeded to develop and manage Senior Housing, Memory Care, Independent Living and Assisted Living.

In 2014 the Rood’s began the diversification of their Senior Housing portfolio through the acquisition of multiple triple net property types including, retail, industrial and medical.

In 2022, they further diversified their remaining senior housing properties to other commercial property types including multi-family, hospitality, and mix-use.

The Rood Investments Team

W. Kevin Kelly

W. Kevin Kelly


After a 27-year career as a commercial banker specializing in commercial real estate finance, Kevin left banking and joined the Rood Investments team in May 2013.

Kevin’s skillset as a commercial banker enabled him to seamlessly transition into his current role. His finance insight and real estate underwriting background proved invaluable during asset sales and acquisitions. Kevin is essentially responsible for the day-to-day operating and management activities of Rood Investments.

Buffy Kistrup

Buffy Kistrup

Administrative Assistant

Buffy comes from a medical office background and has been with Rood Investments since August 2020. Buffy is originally from Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In addition to administrative duties, Buffy assists with the day-to-day management of the Rood’s portfolio

Chi Phan

Chi Phan


After working for several years as a senior accountant for a wholesale distributor, Chi joined the Rood Investments team in 2016. In the controller position, Chi is responsible for everything accounting, including financial statement preparation for all RI entities, cash management, and accounts payable.

Chi earned a B.A. in accounting from Portland State University.