Lifespace Hires Kevin Knopf as Regional Director of Operations

by Jeff Shaw

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lifespace Communities, a Des Moines-based nonprofit operator of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), has hired Kevin Knopf as regional director of operations. In his new role, Knopf will be responsible for leadership, strategic planning and day-to-day operations for the five Lifespace communities in the state of Florida.

Knopf comes to Lifespace with more than 29 years in senior living operations leadership. He’s served in vice president and senior executive director roles for Brookdale, Erickson Living, Watermark Communities and Sunrise Senior Living. He also has corporate operations experience with Sunrise as director of information technology client services and director of process innovation and policy.

The five Florida communities Knopf will oversee are: Abbey Delray, Abbey Delray South and Harbour’s Edge in Delray Beach; The Waterford in Juno Beach; and Village on the Green in Longwood.

Knopf received his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from East Stroudsburg University, and his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

According to the American Seniors Housing Association, Lifespace is the 29th largest operator and 35th largest owner of seniors housing properties in the United States. The company owns and operates 12 CCRCs totaling 4,052 units. 

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