meet our partners

real estate & equity investments

At Index International we pride ourselves in looking for sound business

projects that create and bring added value of life. We want our projects to not

just meet our financial targets, but also provide something else. We think of

ourselves as being in the “value creation” business where we enhance the

value of the environments around us. From our initial meeting with Watercrest

to the closing of our $500 million joint venture agreement, we saw great

synergy in our collective vision and desire to create a new generation of

senior living communities.

“When Index decided to invest in senior housing, we met

with numerous operators and Watercrest stood above the

rest. Their operating culture resonated with us, as did the

depth of their relationships with bankers, architects, and

other key professionals.”



Co-founder of Index International AB, Bjarne Borg.



Mr. Abboud has been President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Robert

Abboud and Company, a private investment company, since 1984, and has

had a 46-year career in oil and gas, banking and foreign affairs. He was

previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Occidental Petroleum

Corporation, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Chicago

Corporation and The First National Bank of Chicago, Chairman and Chief

Executive Officer of First City Bancorporation of Texas, Chairman of ACB

International, Ltd., a joint venture that included the Bank of China and a

subsidiary of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade.


Mr. Abboud along with Ms.Yaqun Liu and Mr. Ted Wagner formed a new

company, ARACO Ventures to team up with Watercrest to develop high

quality senior living facilities.

“I am so pleased to be partnering with Watercrest on our

EB5 projects in senior living. Our team met Marc and Joanie

in Shanghai back in 2013 and we have put together an

outstanding program to bring together high quality, shovel

ready projects with qualified investors. Watercrest brings

the development, operational and marketing expertise to our partnership ensuring our projects will be highly successful”


A. Robert Abboud, President and Chief Executive Officer.

At Equity, Inc. our mission is to provide complete, professional real estate

development, brokerage, construction and property management services

for our clients and to deliver these services with absolute integrity, quality

and value.  A successful commercial real estate venture relies upon finding

a business partner who understands your unique needs.

“When we decided to expand our healthcare development

experience into senior living, we met with numerous operators

to find the right partner whose values were aligned with ours.

Watercrest stood out as being uniquely qualified with their

knowledge and experience but it was their culture of servant

leadership that truly resonated with us,”


Steve Wathen, Chief Executive Officer

operations support

Watercrest Senior Living Group chose Yardi Voyager because we needed a

comprehensive solution with accounting, billing, clinical assessments, care

management, and marketing features built into a single, business-wide platform.

Because Watercrest’s Yardi Voyager system is hosted and managed by Yardi

Cloud Services, we can focus on growing our business and not have to worry

about setting up and maintaining the database infrastructure.

“We strongly value our relationship with Watercrest as they

go beyond being a client and fully engage in the development

process with Yardi,” says Eric Kolber, Vice President of Yardi's

Senior Housing division.“Watercrest’s input during software

development is truly valuable and benefits all of our Senior

Housing clients.”

Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated human capital management
for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its
innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated,
personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners
to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by 45 years of
industry expertise, Paychex serves more than 600,000 payroll clients across more
than 100 locations and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees.

“From the beginning of our partnership, Watercrest has been
engaged and appreciative of working with Paychex. From
implementation to our now ongoing contact, Watercrest has demonstrated nothing but dedication and a strong work ethic.
They are truly devoted to the success of their employees, as
evidenced by the positive workplace culture that’s been instilled
at Watercrest. I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity
to work with such an impressive organization and look forward to
what the future may hold.”


Mike Reid

At Relias Learning, it’s our mission to help clients achieve the highest quality

practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance

programs. Though the name Relias Learning is new, we’ve been delivering online

training programs to organizations with specialized needs since 2002. By bringing

together Silverchair Learning Systems, Essential Learning, Care2Learn, Hospice

Education Network, and Advanced Training Solutions, we provide our clients with

a wealth of courses and dedicated support to meet their compliance needs. Strong

partnerships with leading advocacy and professional organizations enable us to

create engaging, relevant, and timely learning experiences. Our intuitive user

interface makes learning enjoyable.

"Relias Learning is ecstatic to continue our partnership with

Watercrest. Together, we can deliver world class quality of

resident care through the power of well trained staff."



Andrew Simpson, Customer Relationship Manager

Chandon Nicholas creative firm focuses on web & graphic design, brand

development, marketing strategy and public relations. Our individualized process

features a customized path to showcase our client’s ability to differentiate and

excel. Emphasizing a collaborative approach, we focus on defining an identity

and merging all aspects of the brand, products, services and culture into a

coherent and fully integrated product.

"Chandon Nicholas emerges on the heels of 8 Graphic

Design USA Awards for marketing excellence under the

leadership of CEO, Marc Vorkapich. In the past 4 years,

Vorkapich has driven the collaboration of marketing and

branding projects resulting in back to back awards from

the noted Graphic Design USA annual award competitions

in web, inhouse and graphic design."

KeyCom has been a reliable Orlando-based technology provider since 1984.

In Central Florida alone, we have earned the right to call over 4,000 corporations,

schools, embassies, theme parks and government entities our clients. We work

exceptionally hard to maintain a culture that is worthy of your trust. That culture

brings forth products, solutions, and most importantly, advice that's not artificially

guided by any single manufacturer. It's our promise to discover and tell the truth

about what solutions are proper for the market place and proper for you. Behind

the products are the people. Our average employee tenure triples the service

industry standards, and our collective mindset of performance–before–profit has

proven successful for over 25 years. Perhaps this helps explain why 83% of our

new customers were referred to us. So find out who we are. You'll meet real

people rewarded by helping others. It's that simple.

“From the moment I met the Watercrest team, I was so

impressed with their culture and their passion for serving

seniors. What I appreciate the most working with Watercrest

is their commitment and ability to understand the markets

they serve. They approach each site strategically by engaging

in the local community to identify its specific needs. It is such

an honor to be part of creating the vision for the next

generation of assisted living communities.”


Deborah Huddleston, Sales Engineer