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Ventas' Debra Cafaro inducted into ASHA all of fame

Ventas chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro was inducted into the American Seniors Housing Association’s (ASHA) Senior Living Hall of Fame on January 31, 2019, in recognition of her industry vision, innovation and foresight. Cafaro was honored alongside Sunrise Senior Living founder Paul Klaasen and National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care co-founder, the late Tony Mullen.

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Azipra Place of Lake Zurich, a 120-unit senior living community in Lake Zurich, Illinois, opened in 2017 and is one of nine assets jointly owned and operated by Waterton and Pathway to Living.

Waterton acquires controlling interest in senior housing owner/operator Pathway to Living

Waterton, a Chicago-based real estate investor and operator, has acquired a controlling interest in Pathway to Living operating company, a Chicago-based owner and operator of senior living communities with an established senior living brand and a well-respected operating and investment track record spanning over 20 years. Similar to Waterton, Pathway to Living is vertically integrated, with full-service teams handling acquisitions, development and management of senior living communities.

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Pictured from left to right: George Mesires of Faegre Baker Daniels, Suzanne Koenig of SAK Management Services, David Watkins of SHA Capital Partners, Mathew Dougherty of McShane Construction Company and Janet Meyer, AIA of BCT Architects.

Supply and labor concerns in the senior housing sector

Approximately 150 industry professionals crowded into the University Club on Wednesday, November 7th for REjournals’ 10th annual Chicago Senior Housing Real Estate Conference. While the mid-term elections were fresh in everyone’s minds, the most-discussed topics of the day had more to do with overbuilding and labor shortages than politics.

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The McShane Construction team, from left to right: McShane Construction president Jeffrey Raday, project manager Patrick Zabinski, superintendent Ron English, Avenida Partners managing partner Bob May, executive vice president and regional manager Mathew Dougherty and project executive Jason Breden.

McShane Construction breaks ground on senior housing facility for Avenida Partners

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the need for additional senior housing also grows. McShane Construction Company was recently contracted by Avenida Partners LLC to create an active living apartment community for seniors in Naperville, Illinois. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 where Bob May, the managing partner of Avenida, spoke along with the mayor of Naperville, Steve Chirico.