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TULSA, OKLA. — Dallas-based brokerage firm The Multifamily Group (TMG) has arranged the sale of Heatheridge Assisted Living, an 87-unit seniors housing property located just outside the downtown Tulsa area.  Built in 1990, the property offers one-bedroom units with four different floor plans and amenities such as a laundry room, entertainment room, outdoor courtyard and full-service salons.  Jon Krebbs of TMG brokered the deal. The buyer and seller were not disclosed.

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CHICAGO — While interest rates have hogged the headlines of late, the seniors housing industry’s labor challenges have not disappeared. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the sector — particularly caregivers — left for other careers. To fill the gaps, many operators resorted to third-party agency labor, which is more expensive and means that employees may not be dedicated to the community at which they’re working. Justin Hutchens believes in a few solutions to these challenges. Hutchens is an industry veteran currently serving as executive vice president of seniors housing …

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HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. — Coldwell Banker Commercial West has arranged the sale of Seville Gardens Apartment Community, a seniors housing property located at 2701 Randolph St. in Huntington Park. Seville Gardens LLC sold the asset to Equity Consultants Equity Inc. for $33.7 million. The buyer plans to maintain the property as seniors housing. Built in 1989, Seville Gardens features 225 apartments in a mix of 108 studios, 114 one-bedroom/one-bath and three two-bedroom/one-bath units. The property is currently under a building covenant that mandates it be used as 55-plus housing with …

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WHIPPANY, N.J. — DIGroup Architecture and Jewish Community Housing Corp. (JCHC) have completed a renovation and expansion project at Lester Senior Living in Whippany, approximately 30 miles west of Manhattan. The project includes 20,000 square feet of newly completed modern amenities. Alterations at Lest’ers Heller Independent Living and Weston Assisted Living areas included re-envisioning the first-floor area as a more interactive space for residents. These gathering-place enhancements involved the café/reading room and refurbished dining room. Additions to the second floor encompassed a new theater. The atrium was also renovated.

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JOLIET, Ill. — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of a 136-unit assisted living and memory care community in the Chicago suburb of Joliet. The two-building campus features dedicated assisted living and memory care buildings that were built in 1999 and 2007, respectively. The seller made approximately $1.3 million of capital expenditure investments since 2016. The buyer was a local owner-operator. The seller and price were not disclosed. Giancarlo Riso, Lauren Nagle, Brooks Blackmon and Amy Sitzman led the Blueprint team.

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Kayne Anderson Real Estate has hired Lee Levy as a senior managing director and head of real estate debt. Based in Boca Raton, Kayne Anderson is an investment firm across multiple property types, including seniors housing. Levy will serve alongside CEO Al Rabil and CIO David Selznick as a portfolio manager for Kayne Anderson Real Estate’s debt platform, which pursues investment opportunities in Freddie Mac structured products, CMBS and direct loan originations and purchases across Kayne’s alternative niche sectors — medical office, seniors housing, student housing …

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, together with Shelbourne Healthcare Development Group, have completed The Lumiere of Chesterfield, an upscale senior living community in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield.  The community features 96 units of independent living, 37 units of assisted living and 17 units of memory care in a 193,000-square-foot building near the Chesterfield Mall. Development costs were estimated at $55 million.  The project architect is Moseley Architects in Springfield, Virginia, and the interior designer is Faulkner Design Group out of Dallas.

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DENVER — LifeLoop, a Denver-based resident and staff experience solution for senior living, has acquired Linked Senior, an evidence-based resident engagement platform supporting person-centered care.  This acquisition brings together two senior living resident experience solutions. This merger comes as the industry actively prepares to support the influx of 76 million seniors who are aging into and exploring senior living care and lifestyle options. This need is compounded further by ongoing caregiver and staffing shortages that impact operators’ ability to provide exceptional services and experiences. “Mission alignment was essential for us …

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MERIDIAN, Idaho; SANTA CLARA, Utah; and CREEK, Ariz. — Grace Management Inc. has added three senior living communities to its management portfolio: The Pointe at Meridian in Meridian; Snow Canyon Retirement Community in Santa Clara, opening in fall 2024; and Cave Creek Assisted Living in Cave Creek, opening late 2024. Gold Stream Retirement Communities owns all three properties. Based in Salt Lake City, Gold Stream has strategically honed its focus on the development of upscale retirement communities in previously underserved markets. With this expansion, Grace Management now manages 64 communities …

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FOUR CORNERS, Fla. — Watermark Retirement Communities has named Dan Guanio as executive director of The Glades at ChampionsGate in Four Corners, located between Orlando and Tampa. The community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Guanio has more than 16 years of experience in senior living and has served as an executive director for most of his career. He has previously served as executive director at Atria Senior Living, Saber Healthcare and Watercrest Senior Living Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

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