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
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
Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated human capital management
solutions 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.”
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