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 […]

Changemakers: David Eskenazy, President of Merrill Gardens

David Eskenazy has earned the status of senior living changemaker by being a pioneer in data-driven operations, helping lead early forays into the Chinese market and keeping the spirit of innovation alive at a provider known for taking risks. After four years as CFO and President at Seattle-based Aegis Living, Eskenazy became President of Seattle-based […]

HCP Expects More Even Split Between Triple-Net, RIDEA in 2019

With its senior housing portfolio makeover largely in place, HCP (NYSE: HCP) is now turning its attention to triple-net leases that are coming up for renewal and adding to its RIDEA relationships. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust discussed its plans before an audience at the NAREIT 2019 Investor Conference in New […]

Aegis Living Hires Starbucks Exec Engskov as President

Aegis Living has named former Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) executive Kris Engskov to the role of president. Engskov, who previously worked as executive vice president of business integration for the global coffee giant, is succeeding Judy Meleliat, who is retiring from her role as president for the Bellevue, Washington-based senior living operator. Engskov is officially set […]