Former Merrill Gardens President, Former Aegis CFO to Helm New Cogir USA Operating Company

Cogir — a leading Canadian senior housing operator — is officially launching a U.S. management company under the leadership of two industry veterans, former Merrill Gardens President David Eskenazy and former Aegis Living CFO Walter Jossart. “We’re definitely very excited about it,” Jossart told Senior Housing News. “We’re working through methodically to understand the foundation […]

Aegis President: Senior Living Industry Must Reposition Quickly to Attract Talent

Going into 2020, Aegis Living is taking an entrepreneurial approach to meet intense workforce challenges. And the provider’s president, Kris Engskov, is pushing for a broader industry effort. “I am concerned about how fast we need to reposition the industry,” he told Senior Housing News. Specifically, Engskov does not believe that senior living as a […]

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2020

Expect the winds of change to blow harder than ever through the senior housing industry in 2020. With each passing year, the wave of baby boomer demand draws nearer, attracting more capital and a greater diversity of talent to senior housing. In 2020, the pioneering companies that started the industry may still have a leg […]

Transform Podcast #13: Dwayne Clark of Aegis Living

It’s either an exciting or a scary time to be in the senior living industry, depending on who you ask. For Aegis Living Founder and CEO Dwayne Clark, it’s the former. The senior living provider is opening unique communities with themed designs, and all the while building a corporate team that includes former leaders from […]

In the Pipeline: Aegis Plans ‘World’s Greenest’ Community; Watercrest, St. Joe Start Work

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends and the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: In progress Aegis Plans ‘World’s Greenest’ Community in Seattle Workers have broken ground on […]

Aegis CEO: Boring Designs, Lackluster Leadership Plague Senior Housing

Dull building designs have become too commonplace in senior living, according to Dwayne Clark, CEO of Bellevue, Washington-based Aegis Living. “Assisted living, retirement homes, independent living, I think we’ve been quite boring with our design,” Clark said during a recent appearance on the Senior Housing News podcast, Transform. “People want a little entertainment in their […]

Merrill Gardens President Eskenazy To Step Down

About five years after joining Merrill Gardens as president, David Eskenazy is preparing to step down from that role and exit the senior living provider. He will pursue other professional opportunities and spend more time with family, he told Senior Housing News. For about four years, he has been on a plane every week to […]