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 […]

Aegis Living Adds Two More Starbucks Alums to Leadership Team

Aegis is building out its bench with more alumni of the nation’s most prominent coffee retailer. The company this week hired Deepa Hall and Tricia Williams, two former leaders at Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX). They join Aegis president Kris Engskov, who came aboard in January after previously working as executive vice president of business integration for […]

HCP Accelerates Strategic Plan for Senior Housing

After closely analyzing every one of its senior housing assets, real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP) has hit the accelerator to create a portfolio that will outperform the broader industry in the coming years.  “It’s hard to predict too far into the future in senior housing, just given the uncertainty about continued new supply […]

Aegis Living Fuels Staffing Efforts With ‘Aegis U’ Launch

Aegis Living is hoping to beat the labor crunch and bolster an upcoming growth spurt with an effort aimed at developing a new crop of company leaders. The Bellevue, Washington-based senior living provider on Tuesday launched “Aegis U,” a nine-month education program that will include a mix of community-level and classroom education with a focus […]