PEOPLE AND PLACES News, Sales & Developments

San Diego-based Belmont Village Senior Liv- ing and Greystar residential developers broke ground on Belmont Village Senior Living of La Jolla, Belmont’s first community in partner- ship with another developer. The communi- ty, Belmont’s third in San Diego, will have 17 stories and 180 units of independent living, assisted living, and memory care. In addition, Belmont and Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit health care organization, have been approved to build Belmont Village Coral Gables, in Coral Gables, Fla. The 10-story community will have 232 apartments for inde- pendent and assisted living and memory care, and ground-floor retail and commercial space.

Chicago-based Charter Senior Living is plan- ning in partnership with DMK Development Group a new community with 56 assisted living and 25 memory care apartments in Linden, Mich. Prospective completion is in fall 2021.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Vitality Living has partnered with Hillpointe, LLC, to build a new community in Madison, Ga. The com- munity will have 332 independent living res- idences of two-bedroom villas and one-bed- room apartments. A second phase will offer assisted living and memory care apartments.

Appointments, Promotions & Recognition

Michelle haMilton

Commonwealth Senior Living, based in Charlot- tesville, Va., has named Michelle Hamilton senior vice president of opera- tions. Hamilton previous- ly served as senior vice

president of asset management healthcare for Colony Capital, Inc.-sponsored North- Star HealthCare Income. She has been an active member of Argentum and served as a committee roundtable chair for several years. Commonwealth has also been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute for the second year in a row. The certification process considered over 950 employee surveys from across 33 locations.


Minnetonka, Minn.-based New Perspective has opened New Perspective|Franklin, located in Wisconsin, with 149 residences, including independent and assisted living apartments and Betty’s Harbor, a secure neighborhood specifically designed for those with memory loss.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Covia has affiliat- ed with the provider Front Porch, resulting in a combined not-for-profit organization of 54 communities. The Front Porch name will be retained initially, and Front Porch CEO John Woodward will be CEO; Covia CEO Kevin Gerber will leave at the close of the affiliation, expected in early 2021.

doug johnson

G5, based in Bend, Ore., has added Doug Johnson, chief revenue officer, to its team. Johnson will play a critical role in part- nering with executive leadership to focus on

customer-first solutions, go-to-market strate- gies, revenue growth, and value creation. He will oversee the sales, marketing and custom- er experience organizations. Johnson was formerly CEO at Jobalign, where he built, tested and refined a solution for enterprise customers in the senior living, hospitality, food services, and building maintenance in- dustries. Prior to Jobalign, Johnson was CEO at AccessLine Communications, where he drove a company turnaround that grew rev- enue 10 times before the company was ac- quired by Telanetix.

Guardian, based in Atlanta, has relocat- ed its Guardian Pharmacy of Southeast Florida headquarters to a larger facility in Boca Raton, Fla. The new, state-of-the-art, 20,000-square foot building, almost dou-

ble the size of Guardian’s former location in Deerfield Beach, allows the long-term care pharmacy to increase its workforce by nearly 10 percent and invest in additional technology.

nick harshfield

Lifespace Communities, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, has named Nicholas “Nick” Harsh- field chief financial offi- cer. He brings more than 30 years of financial ex-

perience to the role, 15 years of which are in senior living. CFO Larry Smith has retired after serving Lifespace for more than 17 years; he delayed his retirement to act as in- terim president and CEO in 2019.

Sodexo food services and facilities manage- ment, based in Gaithersburg, Md., has been named for the 12th consecutive year by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2020 Best Companies for Multicultural Women, an honor recognizing companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting multicultural women.

Welltower, based in Toledo, Ohio, has re- ceived Gold Level Green Lease Leader recog- nition from the Institute for Market Transfor- mation and the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance. Welltower quali- fied for credits in energy efficiency and sus- tainability best practices.

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