Outer Marker Breaks Ground on New $12.2 Million Assisted Living Facility

Outer Marker Properties broke ground on a new $12.2 million, 53,000 sq. ft. assisted living and memory care facility in Buford, GA, last week.

The project, Ivy Springs Manor, sits on 3.7 acres and will feature 78 total units with 54 of them dedicated to assisted living as well as another 24 that are devoted to memory care.  Expected to open in the spring of 2012, the location is a higher end facility that will have a big focus on technology.

“Technology was central to our design of Ivy Springs, both in amenities offered to residents and in the care provision we are implementing,” explained Jeramy Ragsdale, co-founder of Outer Marker Properties.


Residents will have access to technology stations allowing them to communicate with loved ones via easy-to-use, web cam computers. Care provision technologies such as tele-medicine suites and wireless care management systems are also being installed in the facility. Ivy Springs’ memory care suites will be equipped with unobtrusive monitoring technology such as motion sensors and bed weight sensors, both of which allow residents to be cared for comprehensively, while respecting their privacy.

Ivy Springs Manor is a joint venture Outer Marker Properties, LLC and Pinpoint Commercial, LLC and will be managed by The 410 Group, LLC. The facility is being designed by Wakefield Beasley and Associates and the lender on the project is Community and Southern Bank, Atlanta.