The Shelter Group and Brightview Senior Living Hire New President

The 37th-largest senior housing provider in the U.S. has a new high-ranking executive, and he hails from a somewhat unlikely industry: wireless products and solutions. Baltimore-based The Shelter Group has named Doug Dollenberg, Jr. as its new president, according to a company press release. In doing so, The Shelter Group also named Dollenberg president of the organization’s senior […]

The Shelter Group Exits Affordable Housing in Favor of Senior Living

Baltimore, Maryland-based The Shelter Group is bowing out of the affordable-housing sector, instead shifting its focus on to growing its Brightview Senior Living portfolio. Founded in 1977, The Shelter Group is a privately held real estate development and property management firm, specializing in multi-family and senior living communities. The group recently sold 43 of its affordable […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/23/15)

Construction: Planned Legend Senior Living Proposes $80 Million Project for Golf Club Redevelopment Wichita, Kan.-based Legend Senior Living recently submitted a proposal to build an $80 million community as part of a 136-acre redevelopment of the Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Prairie Village, Kan., reports Kansas City Business Journal. Legend, which owns and operates […]

Senior Living Operators Tread Lightly on Tech’s Digital Divide

Senior living is rife with new technologies for residents and operators alike. But with an abundance of solutions and opportunities for providers to traverse the digital divide, it’s easy to get swallowed in the abyss. Whether it’s a wearable device, remote monitoring or some form of workflow management system, the senior living sector abounds with […]

Harrison Street Snaps Up $520 Million Senior Housing Portfolio

Chicago-based investment manager Harrison Street Real Estate Capital recently struck a $520 million senior housing deal through a newly formed joint venture with The Shelter Group’s Brightview Senior Living entity.  The deal includes the acquisition of 11 properties and grows the value of Harrison Street’s assets under management more than $7 billion. The new assets collectively comprise 1,600 […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/5/14)

Construction: Planned California City Council OK’s $62.8M Senior Living Redevelopment The City Council of Pleasanton, California, recently approved a $62.8 million redevelopment project for a senior living community that will begin construction next year, reports Pleasanton Weekly.  California-based developer MidPen will tackle the redevelopment project, which will replace two senior apartments and give residents the […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/22/14)

Construction: Planned Two Senior Living Communities OK’d for Burleson, TX Proposals for two different senior living communities were approved this week for Burleson, Texas, reports Burleson Star. Mariposa Apartment Homes is the first of the two projects. The proposal calls for four three-story buildings with 180 units, a dog park, pavilion, walking course, gaming and […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/1/14)

Construction: Planned Pacifica Senior Living to Convert Florida Hotel into Assisted Living Pacifica Senior Living will soon convert a Comfort Suites hotel in St. Augustine, Florida into a 125-unit assisted living community, reports The St. Augustine Record. Pacifica was granted a preliminary approval for the project back in December from the St. Johns County Growth Management […]

Senior Living Developers Find Big Savings in Cities

Urban settings offer mass appeal for a number of reasons, but senior housing developers say the biggest reason to go to the city is cost savings. Though urban environments present unique challenges for infill senior housing projects, they also offer opportunities for developers to offset costs in ways suburban locations might not, which some say […]