Merrill Gardens Hires Two Top Leisure Care Execs

Seattle-based Merrill Gardens announced on Monday the hiring of Tana Gall as president and Jason Childers as senior vice president, effective immediately. Both Gall and Childers were formerly the president and senior vice president, respectively, of Leisure Care, also based in Seattle. Merrill Gardens’ former president Bill Pettit has moved on to lead R.D. Merrill […]

Senior Housing Investment & Acquisition Round-Up (5/19/13)

Senquest Senior Living Buys Ohio Community for $12 MIllion Senquest Senior Living, the senior housing business of Titan Real Estate Investment Group Inc., recently acquired an independent and assisted living property near Akron, Ohio for $12 million. Liberty Residence I and II have a total of 137 units which were 91% occupied at time of […]

Wells Fargo Subsidiary Sells Fla. Senior Living Community to Carlyle Group for $19 Million

Washington, D.C.-based asset management company The Carlyle Group recently acquired a senior living community in Jacksonville, Fla., for $19 million, reports the local Business Journal. The community, Brighton Bay, was sold by a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC).  Third-party management company Leisure Care has been brought on to operate the community.  Written by Alyssa […]

Leisure Care Grows 20% in One Year, Adds New Property to Management Portfolio

Third-party management company Leisure Care has seen its operations portfolio grow 20% in the last year with the addition of Brighton Bay, recently acquired by The Carlyle Group.  Since May 2011, Leisure Care has added eight communities to its management portfolio. Brighton Bay, a 185-unit senior living community located in Jacksonville, Fla., marks the company’s […]

SHN Awards Corner: Greystone, Leisure Care, Genesis HealthCare, & More

Here’s SHN’s second-edition roundup of some of the companies who have recently been in the national spotlight in recognition of their achievements, whether for design and architecture, construction, management, or technology implementation.  Got awards? Send them to (SHN reserves the right to choose to publish award announcements at its sole discretion.) 1. Greystone Healthcare Management(R) […]

Which Companies Were Recognized For ALFA’s 2012 Best of the Best Awards?

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recently announced the winners of its fifth annual Best of the Best Awards, which recognizes forward-thinking companies in or related to the senior living industry for innovative programs and services they’ve implemented. The awards encompass eight categories, listed below with the winner of each:  Resident Health & Wellness—Senior […]

Leisure Care Assumes Management of Five Texas Retirement Communities

Seattle-based senior housing management company Leisure Care recently took over the management contract of a five-property portfolio of Texas independent living communities, marking a 17% growth for the company’s management portfolio. The contract is for all of The Conservatory Senior Living’s retirement communities, and includes 1,053 apartments. Leisure Care now manages more than $1.5 billion […]

The Carlyle Group to Reposition Ga. Senior Living Community After JV Acquisition

Atlanta-based Formation Development Group and an affiliate of Washington, D.C.-based The Carlyle Group recently acquired a Georgia senior living facility in a joint venture transaction for an undisclosed price. Senior Capital Advisors brokered the sale. “The combination of Formation Development, being based in the Atlanta market and with its extensive development experience, and The Carlyle […]

Movers & Shakers – People & Positions for March 2012

Early spring temperatures have given rise to the promise of summer.  While spring blooms maybe on the horizon, sprouts in the job world of senior housing are starting to appear in 2012. Looking for nice buds to plant in your organizational garden?  Post your jobs online with Senior Housing News for $50 for sixty days. […]