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  • December 28, 2016
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    Meet Thomas Wellner, president and CEO of Mississauga, Ontario-based Revera. The company is an owner, operator and investor in senior living with more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, including ownership of a 76% stake in Sunrise Senior Living. With a background in healthcare through previous roles as co-CEO of LifeLabs, and president and CEO of CML HealthCare, Wellner brings a non-industry perspective to his senior living leadership, which began in 2014. We sat down with Wellner to learn about Revera’s approach to its partnerships, how the company is using technology to solve modern day management challenges, and why it’s always important to stay practical—in business and in life. Tell me about how you

  • December 28, 2016
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    Meet John Rijos, chairman and CEO of CPF Living Communities and co-founder/operating partner of Chicago Pacific Founders, an investment fund focused on senior housing. Rijos is a senior housing leader with strong hospitality roots who has recently reemerged in the industry with the new company that some are calling “the next” Brookdale. Rijos, who spent more than a decade as president of Brookdale and worked to grow the company’s portfolio from about 20 communities in 2000 to 650 communities, today is at the helm of a new fund and operating company: Chicago Pacific Founders and CPF Living Communities. At $440 million raised for investment, that fund has raised more than its goal to date, and has already begun deploying capital. Rijos

  • October 19, 2016
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    Meet Ken Jaeger, founder and CEO of Denver-based MorningStar Senior Living. Ken's senior living operations career spans more than 25 years, including a role as VP of Sunrise Senior Living from 1998 to 2002. There, he worked on new community launches—experience he later brought to his own startup: MorningStar. Today the company counts more than 20 communities in seven states, and it's still growing. Jaeger has also recently gained recognition from Ernst and Young as a recipient of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 award in the Mountain Desert region in the Healthcare and Lifesciences category (he's up for the national award this month). We sat down with Jaeger to learn about how his company takes cues from Ritz-Carlton, why senior housing