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.
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.
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.
United Properties develops and invests in commercial real estate, creating award-winning projects that create special places in our communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, and Florida. Our 100-year history is marked by decades of visionary leadership and an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, which brings an unparalleled track record of success and breadth of experience to every project. In Senior Housing, our primary objective is to create extraordinary communities where seniors can thrive and age with dignity. When entering the Florida market, our goal was to partner with a "Best of Class" operator. After careful consideration, it was clear that Watercrest was a great cultural fit with many shared values and principles.
LifeBuilt Architecture is a design firm specializing in senior housing with over twenty-five years of experience in multifamily, retail, office and renovations. We provide an atmosphere of collaboration that benefits communities and the end users to our designs. Our experience has shown that great architecture is not just a production, but rather an evolution of ideas that grow from the base of all team members. LifeBuilt’s process brings the full spectrum of the designer, contractor, developer, user and engineer together to provide an honest approach to maximize the project budget, design and schedule in a manner that builds the foundation to what is called LifeBuilt Architecture.
LifeBuilt’s unique approach and experience results in not just the production of designs and construction, but strong relationships. Our process strengthens the bonds with our clients and our team members to provide a culture of trust that all relationships are built upon. These relationships are then leveraged to maximize both the experience of the design and process of its physical construction.
D2 Architecture is an architectural firm located in Dallas, Texas, specializing in Senior Living design. Experienced leadership, with a talented and diverse staff, bring their unique strengths to the table on each project, resulting in creative, award-winning design with a fine-tuned attention to detail.
One of the most remarkable projects in D2’s portfolio is the nationally acclaimed Sleepover Project, a long-term research endeavor. D2 created the Sleepover Project to experience what life is like inside senior living communities and apply those observations to improve design for seniors and their care givers. At a high level, it is an evidence based-research project. At a personal level, it is an immersive, inspiring experience for participants - meeting our elders and seeing the amazing commitment of their care givers.
D2’s unique talents, research, and experiences result in a diverse portfolio that includes a wide variety of Senior Living project types, sizes and price points. From large to small, D2’s commitment to caring for our elders permeates each project.
Driven by innovation and a desire to enhance life experiences, Penn-Florida Companies is a real estate development firm that is changing the way people experience commercial, residential, and hospitality properties. For more than 30 years, Penn-Florida’s track record throughout Florida has been outstanding. The firm’s rapidly expanding portfolio includes the ownership and management of millions of square feet of assets, with new development plans adding to that figure daily. Known for diligence and exacting attention to detail, Penn-Florida has earned a reputation for continually meeting or exceeding performance goals for investors, residents, and the greater surrounding communities for each of their projects.
Shiel Sexton is a Construction Manager and General Contractor with over 50 years in providing the highest quality construction services available. Shiel Sexton serves the senior living, healthcare, commercial, education, and science & technology building sectors throughout the country. Shiel Sexton has more than 300 employees and is consistently ranked among the nation’s Top 400 construction firms according to the Engineering News Record.
At Shiel Sexton, we have a culture that thrives on pushing each of us to be our best at all times without hesitation. We expect the best of ourselves, our subcontractors and our partners. Our passion for creating a great building experience can be rolled into one simple mantra, EXPECT MORE. These simple words put into form the essence of Shiel Sexton and everyone that comprises our teams. We work relentlessly to hold ourselves to this exceptional standard each day, and we commit this high standard to you as our client. This is what we do. It’s what defines our company and our culture... WE BUILD FOR PEOPLE WHO EXPECT MORE.
Walker & Company, Inc., a diverse Commercial General Contractor and Construction Manager, has been constructing buildings of exceptional quality in all segments of the Central Florida market since 1974. We have successfully completed over 30,000 multifamily units including more than 4,000 beds and units of Senior Housing including Independent and Assisted Living facilities and Skilled Nursing and Memory Care.
MBV Engineering, Inc. has served the State of Florida for over 30 years providing civil, structural, and environmental engineering services. Over the last 5 years, our firm has expanded to provide services within the southeastern US adding Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Our firm prides itself on our long standing reputation for the ability to complete high quality projects on time and within budget. We attribute this to our firm’s commitment to our clients and our team’s ability to quickly adapt to meet project milestones and budget requirements.
BL Harbert International specializes in design-build, construction management and general contracting for national and international clients representing construction markets of every kind. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, we have offices in Atlanta, GA; Greenville, SC; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; Washington D.C. and Dubai U.A.E. Our structure, financial resources and office network allow us to build anything, anywhere in the world. For each of our projects, we hand-select a team with special knowledge, skills and abilities to best suit the assignment.
Strategic Dining Services provides dining service and hospitality management support according to the unique needs of our clients. We believe in developing talent, skills and passion from within, with the community’s employees. The Strategic difference is not only the focus on successful systems, techniques and tools, we improve the community’s outcome in quality dining experiences, community cost savings, increased resident referrals, as well as resident and employee satisfaction.
At Strategic, we keep your dining service teams in place and work to maximize their potential, creating singular community focus of excellence and financial performance.
ProfitSword provides the most comprehensive business intelligence tools for businesses today. ProfitSword's award winning web-based applications are currently in use by more than 80 companies representing more than 3,000 businesses around the world. ProfitSword's applications provide automated, seamless data integration within the operating environment. The four core applications are ProfitSage, ProfitPlan, ProfitPace, and ProfitWizard which allow owners and operators to manipulate the data for forecasting, budgeting, daily income journals, accounts payable, revenue pacing and ad-hoc reporting/analysis. Our most recent upgrades to the platform include user based dashboarding and the ability to create "what-if" scenarios within your budget or forecast. Data is shared via the web in real-time and reporting is instantaneous. From executives to front line managers, everyone will have the most recent information at their fingertips on one common platform, improving efficiency and communication and increasing productivity and profits!
Far Out Solutions is an international technology management and service provider. We offer complete solutions for both business and residential client which make operating your IT needs affordable, manageable and effective for either a low monthly fee or on an as needed basis. Far Out Solutions provides a broad range of customized technical services such as managed services, networking, low voltage construction , project management, IT staffing, consulting, training, intranet/internet applications, third party hardware and software integration, voice and data services and more. Our philosophy is that business goals and business requirements should always drive technology investments. We believe that technology, when properly implemented and managed, has the capacity to significantly help an organization achieve its mission.
Focus4media is a leading provider of sensory branding solutions to healthcare, hotels, retailers and other businesses nationwide. Our solutions for senior living communities improve the quality of life for residents and enhance the experience for family members and other visitors. Through our core products of SIGHT, SCENT, SOUND, SYSTEMS. Our team of Graphic Designers, Technicians, Consultants, Engineers, and Audio Architects are dedicated to creating experiences that transform your business.
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.
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.
Crandall Corporate Dietitians’ commitment is to deliver unsurpassed service with loyalty and integrity as our cornerstones. As the nation’s largest dietary consulting firm, we strive to continually exceed our customers’ expectations by providing comprehensive leading-edge management, clinical and menu systems. Crandall has both the technical capabilities and the experience necessary to provide superior professional service with a personal touch.
Operating in 109 countries, with over 100,000 deployments, ScentAir is the largest and most experienced scent provider. Our goal is to help your brand make emotional and memorable connections with your customers. As the largest and most experienced scent marketing firm in the world, ScentAir doesn't just make your space smell amazing – we work with you to elevate your marketing efforts through the noninvasive but oh-so-powerful use of scent. We learn your market and your goals, and we create a customized scent strategy to boost your brand sentiment, increase sales and more. We're partners you can trust when you're selecting or custom-blending the most effective fragrance to complement your brand, and our extensive range of scent diffusers perfectly fit any size and space. Scent marketing is the ultimate way to increase brand differentiation and improve ambiance without the hassle of buying and replacing plug-ins and candles. We help you enhance the customer experience, so you'll be the brand they trust and remember.
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.
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.
Vantage Group delivers well-researched, detailed site analysis and feasibility reports to suit specific informational depth requirements for each client, lending attention tailored to each project’s potential. Specializing in assisted living and memory care, we research, analyze, prepare, and interpret our market reports and resultant recommendations with emphasis on specific brand fit and the product model's unique design and benefit to the market. Our reports evaluate comprehensive market elements including demographics, demand, competitive supply, state regulation, and market strengths and insufficiencies.
Our proficiency is enhanced by years of experience and expertise in management, operations, sales and marketing within the senior living industry, affording us (and ultimately our clients) a thorough knowledge of a specific market and its unique trends and needs. In this way, we are able to present summaries and recommendations designed for success, rather than a generic market study that may present facts (the science) without regard to market exceptionalities (the art). In the senior living industry, one size does not fit all.
The Guardian Florida partnership has seven offices that efficiently serve the entire state and select areas of southern Alabama. Each office is led by a local president/owner, enabling us to be sensitive to local market conditions and to respond quickly as they change.
Keeping our leadership close to our customers means that you can get to Guardian decision-makers quickly and without the interference so often created by corporate red tape. No matter where in Florida you do business, Guardian Pharmacy has you covered.
The Guardian Pharmacy of Florida locations are part of a nationwide family of pharmacies whose support center is located in Atlanta, GA. Through a combination of solid acquisitions and greenfield startups, Guardian Pharmacy of Florida has carefully crafted a network of coverage designed to meet the needs of customers in every corner of our great state.
Like our colleagues throughout the U.S., we provide pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services to assisted living, skilled nursing and correctional facilities, to hospice programs and to behavioral health group homes.
Through our unique business model, we create value for our customers by combining local ownership with the strength of national support services. We work seamlessly to meet the needs of customers of all sizes and dimensions.
Sanvis Health (“Sanvis®”) is a Mobile Health company transforming the care of the elderly in Senior Living communities. Sanvis® empowers caregivers and care providers to consistently provide high quality personalized care for seniors by humanizing care continuity and accountability, through real-time communication. The Sanvis® mission is to empower all care participants by making their life easier so that they can spend more time with residents and their families. Sanvis® helps diverse care teams stay connected through the CareSynchrony® mobile platform that is both easy to adopt and maintain.
Alltrust Insurance is an Employee Benefits Firm, headquartered in Palm Harbor with 4 offices in Florida. We are part of the Acrisure family, a national organization with 190 location nationwide, focused on excellence in insurance, risk management and benefits design.
Steve Hall is our Market President and Senior Consultant working with CEO’s, CFO’s and HR Directors to offer sustainable benefit packages that attract and retain top talent. Steve and his Team have a passion for the Assisted Living and Hospice market with Steve serving as an Executive Board Member of Tidewell Hospice and Pontus Health, a strategic alliance between Stratum Health System and Empath Health System serving more than 16,000 patients a year.