Lifespace Communities Names Brian Robbins as COO

DALLAS and WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Lifespace Communities has hired Brian Robbins as chief operating officer.

Robbins will have full responsibility for operations strategy, planning, financial management, operations management, and resident and family relations. He will partner closely with the sales and marketing team to ensure operational focus on increasing occupancy in all levels of living.

Following a 13-year U.S. Navy career, Robbins gained nearly 20 years of senior living experience in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including human resources director, administrator, executive director, regional operations and COO roles.

Robbins will report directly to Jesse Jantzen and join Lifespace’s senior leadership team.

Robbins earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fort Hays State University and is a licensed administrator in Texas and Nebraska.

Lifespace, based in Dallas and West Des Moines, is a nonprofit organization. Founded in 1976, the company owns and operates 17 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 5,400 residents and employing more than 4,100 team members.