In the Pipeline: MorningStar’s Next Projects; Thrive Opens Georgia Community

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, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned MorningStar to Open Communities in Oregon, Colorado MorningStar Senior Living is opening its third […]

10 Ideas Shaping the Future of Senior Living Development

Buildings designed to promote wellness, ambitious urban communities, clusters of small homes created with cutting-edge tech  — and even senior living at sea. These are among the ideas shaping the future of senior living development, as revealed earlier this year at Senior Housing News’ inaugural BUILD event. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, we’re […]

Wolff’s Leondakis Applies Kimpton, Equinox Lessons to Senior Living

Niki Leondakis is looking for ways to leverage her extensive experience in hospitality to fuel the growth in Wolff’s Revel brand, and improve the overall resident experience. A former president and chief operating officer of boutique hotel pioneer Kimpton Hotels, she is also a former CEO of Equinox Fitness Clubs and CEO of Two Roads […]

Senior Living’s Pivot to Wellness Reshapes Dining Programs

Senior living operations are shifting toward wellness in a big way, and this is reshaping their culinary offerings for residents. To assemble wellness-focused dining programs, providers are taking cues from outside the industry, such as the rising popularity of anti-inflammatory diets and juice bars, but adapting these trends for the senior living demographic. Still, it’s […]

Former Kimpton Hotels President to Lead Wolff’s New Senior Living ‘Resident Experience Company’

In 2016, private equity-backed multifamily real estate firm The Wolff Company announced an ambitious senior living development pipeline. Now, with three Revel-branded independent living projects open and 14 more in the works, Wolff is taking over ongoing management of the properties as well. The company has tapped a heavy-hitter from the hospitality world to lead […]

In the Pipeline: Work Starts for Atria Community Near Denver; Koelsch Plans Memory Care Property

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, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Koelsch Plans Washington State Memory Care Community Koelsch Communities is currently in the planning […]

Transactions & Financings: HJ Sims, JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage

HJ Sims Arranges Closing of $15 Million Loan for Life Plan Community in Atlanta HJ Sims recently facilitated the closing of a $15 million revolving pre-development financing for a life plan community in Atlanta, Georgia. The community—Lenbrook—anticipates incurring up to roughly $15 million in pre-development costs for a planned expansion. The pre-development costs will mainly […]