Discovery Senior Living Hires Akash Gaur as President of Development, Construction, Design Division

by Jeff Shaw

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Discovery Senior Living, an owner-operator based in Bonita Springs, has appointed Akash Gaur as the first-ever division president to head up Discovery Development Group and Discovery Design Concepts, the senior living provider’s in-house development, construction and design companies.

Gaur brings more than 20 years of real estate development and leadership experience. He has directed a wide range of commercial, mixed-use and hospitality projects on behalf of prominent, Atlanta-based development groups.

He most recently served as director of development for Legacy Ventures, a post he occupied since 2017. In that role, Gaur served as project executive for multiple, large-scale builds under concurrent development. He also managed the company’s design and construction department, an inter-disciplinary team of designers, project managers and construction field personnel.

Gaur earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture in his native India before completing his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Florida and MBA at Emory University in Atlanta.

Now one of the nation’s 10 largest senior living providers, Discovery Senior Living currently owns and operates a portfolio of more than 70 communities in 15 states.

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