Movers And Shakers: People and Positions For February 19, 2010

As the ground thaws, more people are making moves in the job market.  Check out a few of the changes announced for the week of February 19.  Submit senior living job changes and appointments for your 2010 staff announcements to movers-shakers@seniorhousingnews.com.

Nancy Cutter Appointed Vice President of Development and Construction at IDG

Nancy Cutter brings more than three decades of experience in all facets of real estate development, including 10 years of senior living community development, to her new position as IDG vice president of development and construction.  Prior to joining IDG, Cutter was assistant vice president of development for Classic Residence by Hyatt in Chicago. There, she was responsible for managing project development from design through construction commencement for several continuing care retirement communities.

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During her career, Cutter has held senior-level positions with numerous real estate development companies in the Chicago area including Urban Innovations, LCOR Inc., Parkside Senior Services and Mesirow Stein Real Estate. Cutter holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She began her career as a project architect with the architectural firm of Harry Weese and Associates in Chicago. Cutter is a resident of Wilmette, Ill.  

Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. Announces Shane Seitz Promoted to Vice President, Investments

Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP) announced the promotion of Shane Seitz to Vice President, Investments. "Shane has made an immediate and tremendous contribution to NHP since joining us in May 2008 to help grow our medical office building segment. With extensive MOB underwriting experience and an impressive array of healthcare system and industry relationships, he has been a major contributor to the expansion of our MOB platform," said Don Bradley, NHP’s Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer. Shane has been involved in real estate investment and management for over 12 years. Prior to joining NHP, he was responsible for MOB acquisitions for InSite Medical Properties, an affiliate of NHP’s former MOB joint venture partner, The Broe Group. Previously, he was an MOB analyst with Hammes Company, the nation’s largest developer of healthcare facilities.

Kathryn DeCoursey Appointed Vice President of Development and Finance at IDG

Kathryn DeCoursey has more than a decade of experience in real estate finance and development, including five years in the senior living field. Most recently, she served as assistant vice president of new business development at Classic Residence by Hyatt where she was responsible for managing the investment analysis process for new development and acquisition opportunities.   Prior to that, DeCoursey evaluated investment opportunities in a wide variety of asset classes throughout North America as an associate in Deutsche Bank’s real estate private equity group in New York. She began her career at the Illinois Housing Development Authority, where she was responsible for underwriting  affordable housing developments.

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DeCoursey earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg  School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

The Legacy at Willow Bend names James Rowland executive chef

James Rowland has been named executive chef of The Legacy at Willow Bend, a retirement community located in Plano, Texas.  With more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Rowland joins The Legacy at Willow Bend with an impressive background.  Rowland has been executive chef at such local venues as Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, Stouffer Hotel in Dallas, and Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club in Plano.  His experience also includes upscale hotels, resorts, and clubs, including Dallas National Golf Club, Bistro Nous restaurant, Syosset Seafood, and the Registry Hotel in Addison.

In addition, Rowland traveled the world as a corporate chef for Forest Hills Hotels and Resorts where he established standards training at the Palazzo Arzaga in Brescia, Italy; he developed a food and beverage profile for two dining boats on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt; and he developed a new concept plan for the Circles Restaurant at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia.

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“I am excited to be a part of The Legacy at Willow Bend,” says Chef Rowland.  “Food is a sensual experience and I want my ‘customers’ – the members of the community – to be confident that I will deliver well thought out, quality food every day.  Communication and personal touches are most important when working as a chef.  I want to learn from The Legacy members and customize my meals to their tastes.”

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