Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. Future events could render the forward-looking statements untrue and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update earlier statements as a result of new information. Additionally, certain non-GAAP financial measures will be discussed on this call. We have provided reconciliations of these measures to the most comparable GAAP measures in our supplemental information package and earnings release, both of which have been furnished to the SEC today and are available on our website at www.HCPI.com. Also, during the call, we will discuss certain operating metrics, including occupancy, cash flow coverage, and same property performance. These metrics and other related term are defined in our supplemental information package. We have posted additional presentation slides that accompany today’s conference call on our website. I will now turn the call over to our CEO, Mike McKee.
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Is the amount of travel consistent with your desired lifestyle? We know negotiating is tough and often unpleasant work. And a well-thought-out negotiation makes you look like a stronger candidate — and employee. Most people want you to start immediately but will be disappointed if you agree to do so. Still other companies might pay people in your position less than the median because your job is not as critical to the company’s success as some other jobs. interviewAsk for things like a matching contribution to your 401k, additional paid time off, or even a defined travel stipend. Here is what Diamond has to say about acting in such an ill-advised fashion: “Keep your emotions in check or you’ll be checking out of your negotiation.” Anticipate areas that might present problems, and then list several alternatives to resolve these issues. Salary is not the only area to negotiate.