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Gulf Coast Village Opens Health Care Expansion

Community leaders, representatives from Volunteers of America and others gathered earlier this month for the grand opening of Palmview, a health care expansion at Gulf Coast Village’s continuing care campus in Cape Coral, Fla.

Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Gulf Coast Village first broke ground on this expansion project in fall 2015. The $31 million expansion project includes 80 new assisted living units and 48 new memory care suites in a 130,980-square-foot, three-story structure.

The finished result is receiving rave reviews:

“We couldn’t be more proud that the vision is finally coming true,” Gulf Coast Village Executive Director Kevin Ahmadi told CapeCoral.com. “We set that vision out a couple of years ago and to see it begin to take shape is very rewarding.”

“This is something we are in dire need of in our city,” said Cape Coral Economic Development Manager Dana Brunett. “We have a large deficiency in assisted living facilities in Cape Coral. We have a couple more coming online over the next 18 months. It just shows that our city is growing and the amenities necessary to support that are coming online. This project and those like them are a critical aspect of our growth.”

“We wanted a wow factor,” said Volunteers of America Executive Vice President Wayne Olson. “Not only a facility to meet residents’ basic needs but a building people wanted to come to.”

Greystone served as development consultant on the Palmview expansion in addition to its role as management consultant at Gulf Coast Village.

Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.

See CapeCoral.com’s photos of the Palmview expansion.

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Marketing Professionals Honored at Sales Adventure 2017

For the 37th year, marketing and sales professionals from around the country gathered for Greystone’s Sales Adventure — a conference that delivers education and motivation to senior living sales team members.

This year’s Sales Adventure included a Yacht Rock theme. It took place April 26-28 in Southlake, Texas, and the conference featured sessions that addressed a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Breaking the voicemail barrier
  • Goal-setting
  • Teamwork
  • Building and developing strong sales teams
  • Referral programs
  • Engaging residents’ families through technology
  • More

One of the highlights of each year’s Sales Adventure is an awards dinner during which leading sales teams and individuals are honored for their work over the past year. Here’s a look at the 2017 winners:


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Expansion Sales Team of the Year: Mary’s Woods (Cheri Musotto-Conyers, Sue Black, Kristi Kane, Scott Warden, Kristen Smith)


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Blue Sky Sales Team of the Year: Nakoma Sky (Tim Carmichael, Nancy Karner, Linda Warkomski)


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Marketing Community of the Year: Edgemere (Vanessa Curtright Bowles, Rochelle Humphrey, Monika Pearce, Susan Briscoe, Joel Hernandez)


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Cherie Litton, Marketing Director of the Year, Edgewood Summit


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Melissa Heiss, Sales Director of the Year, The Stayton


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Heather Lince, Marketing Assistant of the Year, The Terraces of Boise


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Lydia Sanchez, Admissions Coordinator of the Year, Mirador


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Armando Barrera, Community Liaison of the Year, Mirador


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Shannon Volin, Senior Living Counselor of the Year, The Amsterdam at Harborside


Operational Sales Team of the Year: The Barrington of Carmel (Nikki Meeker, Penny Hurst, Janine Short)

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Nancy Durant, RHINO AWARD, Santa Marta

Monika Pearce, RHINO AWARD, Edgemere

Janine Short, RHINO AWARD, Barrington

Susie Herrmann, Health Services Sales Counselor of the Year, Barrington

Kristi Kane, Newcomer of the Year, Mary’s Woods

Elaine Lucchesi, Senior Living Counselor of the Year, The Amsterdam at Harborside


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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Mary’s Woods Finances for Growth

On the banks of the beautiful Willamette River, a 16-year-old non-profit senior living community is capitalizing on its strong market reputation to grow for the future. Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst financed its existing continuing care campus in 1999 and it first opened in 2001.

Located in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, Ore., the community currently includes 233 independent living units, 50 independent living villas, 55 assisted living units, 23 memory support suites, 26 residential care suites and five licensed skilled nursing beds.

In April, Mary’s Woods secured $114,815,000 in tax-exempt bond financing and $60,250,000 in tax-exempt mandatory paydown securities that will help it add more units and serve more seniors.

The expansion will be called The Village at Mary’s Woods, and it will include 144 independent living units, 48 assisted living units, two common area buildings, 152 underground parking spaces and 150 above-ground parking spaces. One of the unique aspects of the project is a residential Town Square that will offer convenient services and programs that the organization has learned its residents appreciate and need.

Construction of this expansion will take place on 12 unused acres on the community’s existing 75-acre campus. Substantial construction is scheduled to end in phases, with completion of the first buildings to begin in late 2018 and completion of the entire project in late spring or early summer of 2019.

Mary’s Woods is led by a 16-member board of directors that includes Board Chair David Galt and Chief Executive Officer Diane Hood. This expansion will help Mary’s Woods capitalize on a market opportunity and serve its waitlist that includes more than 300 prospective residents.

“At the start of this project, our management team recognized the need for outside experience and expertise, both to ensure ultimate success and to provide assurances to our board as we moved forward,” Hood said. “Greystone brought a third-party perspective and a first-party investment in the project. They also brought a strong industry reputation, which was immensely helpful in navigating the capital markets to secure financing.”

Senior Vice President Stuart Jackson led Greystone’s work on this project:

“Mary’s Woods enjoys an incredible reputation in its market, which helped this expansion sell out as quickly as any that Greystone has worked on since the Great Recession,” Jackson said. “It’s been a pleasure to support such a strong organization — Diane and her team were excellent to work with. They are making a difference in the lives of their current residents, and this expansion will help them make a difference in many more lives in the future.”

Learn more about The Village at Mary’s Woods.

See renderings of the project in the gallery below.

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Gulf Coast Village Accepting Reservations for Expansion

A $31 million, 128-unit expansion is close to opening at Gulf Coast Village’s continuing care campus in Cape Coral, Fla. Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Gulf Coast Village spent nearly three years planning this expansion, which includes both assisted living and memory support units. And construction of the expansion, called Palmview, has been taking place on the 36 acres adjacent to the existing Gulf Coast Village community for the past 18 months.

Now, in preparation for a March opening, the community is accepting reservations from those interested in living at Palmview. Once the Palmview project is complete and fully operating, Gulf Coast Village will take on a second phase that includes the $5.9 million transformation and renovation of existing assisted living units into skilled nursing units.

The Cape Coral Daily Breeze recently shared an update on progress at Gulf Coast Village. Executive Director Kevin Ahmadi said: “I couldn’t be more pleased to bring a state-of-the-art assisted living product to the Cape Coral market. Palmview will set the standard for all assisted living facilities.”

Greystone is serving as development consultant on the Palmview project, in addition to its role as management consultant at Gulf Coast Village.

See recent aerial photos of the Palmview expansion in the gallery below. Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.

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UCF Secures BANs Financing for Legacy Pointe Project

The University of Central Florida has secured nearly $14 million in financing for Legacy Pointe at UCF, a Life Plan Community proposed for 43.52 acres just a mile northeast of campus in Oviedo. The financing arrived in December 2016 via bond anticipation notes (BANs) underwritten by Ziegler.

Legacy Pointe at UCF is expected to include 126 independent living units, 30 independent living cottages, 48 assisted living units, 32 memory support suites and 48 skilled nursing beds. Construction should begin in early 2019 with the project scheduled for completion and opening in summer of 2020.

Greystone is serving as development consultant on the Legacy Pointe project. See renderings of the planned community in the gallery below.

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Video: 10 Ideas From The Greystone Event 2016

The Greystone Event 2016 featured speakers from across the senior living industry sharing messages relevant and helpful to today’s providers. We pulled out some of the ideas shared at this year’s Event and edited them into a brief highlight video.

See the highlights using the video player below:

 

  1. The Senior Living Landscape is Shifting (Mark Andrews, Greystone)
  2. We Must Change the Perception of Senior Living (John Spooner, Greystone)
  3. Demand is Skyrocketing Across Levels of Care (Stuart Jackson, Greystone)
  4. Non-Profits Must Accelerate Their Pace (Mary Munoz, Ziegler and Diane Hood, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst)
  5. Mission Drives Affiliation (John Cochrane, Cornerstone Affiliates)
  6. Strength, Balance and Proximity Make Affiliation Work (Randy Stamper, ABHOW)
  7. Serving the Middle Market Requires Discipline (Bud Green, Greystone)
  8. Design Supports Culture (Sue Plasterr, Greystone)
  9. Celebrate With Prospects (Mary Jane Fitts, Greystone)
  10. We’re in This Together (Diane Hood, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst)

 

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Photos: Recapping The Greystone Event 2016

Another summer, another Greystone Event that included education sessions, networking and a chance for attendees to mingle with other senior living professionals from around the country. This year’s theme of “Lead, Plan, Act: Become a Growing Provider in a Growing Industry” guided our two days of education sessions, including sessions that addressed:

  • Rising Trends in Senior Housing
  • Merging Organizations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Serving the Middle Market
  • For-Profit Competition
  • Delivering Resident-Centered Care
  • Strategic Pricing
  • Marketing Strategies for Communities New and Old
  • Community Management Success Factors

Thanks to all who attended and helped make this another successful gathering. See photos from The Event in the gallery below, and save the date to join us for next year’s Event — July 12–14, 2017 in Irving, Texas.

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Gulf Coast Village Expansion 50 Percent Complete

See progress at Gulf Coast Village, where sponsor Volunteers of America is adding a new health care center to include 80 assisted living units and 48 memory support suites. A second phase of the project calls for redevelopment of the existing skilled nursing center, which will add 20 beds for a total of 105.

Construction is now 50 percent complete. About 120 workers are on site each day, with that number set to climb to 150 in the next two months. Work should end in January 2017 with occupancy set for March 2017. The Phase II skilled nursing redevelopment will begin following occupancy of Phase I.

Located in Cape Coral, Fla., Gulf Coast Village first opened in 1989. In addition to serving as development consultant on this expansion project, Greystone is also management consultant at GCV.

See construction images in the gallery below. Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.

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Marketing Team Members Recognized at Sales Adventure

Senior living marketers from around the country journeyed to Dallas last week for Greystone’s Sales Adventure 2016. These community-based professionals were welcomed by the Greystone logo in lights at the Omni Hotel in downtown:

For three days, attendees enjoyed education and breakout sessions, networking and social events. The highlight of each year’s Sales Adventure is an awards dinner held on Thursday night. Here’s a look at this year’s winners:


RHINO Award

Jill Coleman, The Westerly Residences at Wichita Presbyterian Manor

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Janine Short, The Barrington of Carmel

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Penny Hurst, The Barrington of Carmel

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Senior Living Counselor of the Year

Dianne Larivee, Deerfield


Marketing Community of the Year

Querencia at Barton Creek (Marketing Team Members: Jill Conant, Phillip Taylor, Joan Ford, Marcia Lang, Lauren Struby)

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Admissions Coordinator of the Year

Kathy Wheeler, Gulf Coast Village


Admissions Director of the Year

Rochelle Humphrey, The Plaza at Edgemere

Admissions Director of the Year - Rochelle Humphrey - Edgemere


Health Services Sales Counselor of the Year

Brittany Middleton, The Plaza at Edgemere

Health Services Sales Counselor of the Year - Brittany Middleton - Edgemere


Newcomer of the Year

April Dillon, Sales Counselor, The Buckingham

Newcomer of the Year - April Dillon - The Buckingham


Marketing Assistant of the Year

Nikki Meeker, Senior Living Coordinator, The Barrington of Carmel

Marketing Assistant of the Year - Nikki Meeker - Barrington


Sales and Marketing Director of the Year

Vanessa Curtright, Edgemere

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Blue Sky Sales Team of the Year

The Westerly Residences at Wichita Presbyterian Manor (Sales Team Members: Jill Coleman, Caren Remmers, Chrissie Ammann, Samantha Skaggs)

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Operational Sales Team of the Year

The Amsterdam at Harborside (Sales Team Members: Sarah Gilroy, Erika Osbeck, Shannon Volin, Elaine Lucchesi)

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Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners! See more photos from Sales Adventure 2016 (and its 80s-style extravaganza) in the gallery below.

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Coming in July: The Greystone Event 2016

Mark your calendars for July 13–15 when The Greystone Event 2016 returns to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Each summer, The Greystone Event serves as a mid-year opportunity for senior living professionals to gather for education sessions, mutual learning, networking and social events. This year’s Event will be no different.

Contact us if you’re interested in attending The Greystone Event 2016. See highlights from last year’s Event using the video player below, and read more in our follow-up from the 2015 gathering.