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- As baby boomers are entering retirement, the sector is facing an unprecedented opportunity to capitalise on this demographic shift. There are many challenges facing the sector, such as how to address and fix public perceptions to DMF and how operators can best build and construct villages based on market need. Attend Planning, Designing & Constructing Retirement Living Villages conference to hear practical solutions to all the major challenges facing the sector.
- Rebuilding consumer trust
- How to design flexible villages to provide a continuum of care
- How to conduct market & demographic analysis to develop the right product
- How to renovate and modernise your existing portfolio
- Featuring two days of industry networking & knowledge sharing
- A highly interactive agenda that features design insights from award winning retirement villages
Executive leaders from the Retirement Living Sector:
- CEOs, COOs, CFOs
- Directors of Retirement Living & Operations
- Directors & Managers of Design
Attend to learn:
- Understand the drive-to-buy of the baby boomer market
- How to renovate your existing portfolio
- Design different village models based on market analysis
- Design an adaptable village for care integration
Andrew Sweeney is a founding director/shareholder of Greengate, Australia’s premier Developer and Operator of inner urban Integrated Care Villages. In 2016 St Brigid’s Green in Sydney’s South-east won the Property Council Award for Australia’s “Best Retirement Living Development”. Recently in 2017, St Luke’s Green, located in inner Brisbane won the Retirement Living National Award for Design Excellence. Greengate specialise in creating “Vertical Villages” which typically comprise 60-100 Independent/Assisted Living Apartments for seniors and a 60-100 bed Boutique Aged Care Homes providing 24 hour care (low/high and dementia care).
The Villages are located in inner urban or town centre locations in Sydney and Brisbane close to transport and amenities. Greengate have pioneered innovative ways of working with church, charitable and government land partners who in additional to liberating land value seek social outcomes for local elderly. Andrew has a deep understanding of the needs of residents, the market and industry trends, aged care operations and development commerciality. Combined with his design skills he synthesises these to create Villages that appeal to the elderly in each community. Andrew has led a team at Greengate who undertake all aspects of project development in-house from initial site selection, market research, architecture, marketing, sales, finance, development /project management through to village management and aged care operations.
Charitable Trust (UK)
Angela joined ExtraCare as Human Resources Director. In 2012 she gained responsibility for all customer services as well. In 2016, Angela was appointed ExtraCare’s Executive Director Operations and is now responsible for all areas of the Charity’s homes, care and lifestyle operations. In particular, Angela focuses on performance, teamwork and learning to ensure ExtraCare continues to innovate and improve the services it delivers to residents across its Housing Schemes and Villages.
Oaktree Village Group
Mark Bindon is the co-founder and Managing Director of Oak tree Holdings Pty Ltd headquartered in Brisbane QLD. The group is totally vertically integrated; sourcing, researching, developing and operating retirement villages on the Eastern seaboard of Australia from Cairns in the north to Hobart in the south. The Group is positioned at the affordable sector of the Australian Seniors market and currently operates 28 villages with a target of 3-5 new projects each year.
Sites are located within 8 distinct operating hubs on the eastern seaboard and the pipeline exceeds 1500 new villas. Both metropolitan and regional sites make up the portfolio and pipeline. Mark and business partner/co-founder Frank De Pasquale have been involved in direct property investment for almost 30 years. Mark views the retirement sector as not only the most attractive property sector in terms of long term investment metrics but, importantly, the most rewarding.
What People Are Saying
“The conference provides real information for real industry players. The conference is heavy on practicality and light on mere theory. I felt we took away meaningful initiatives that can be integrated in our business immediately.”Oaktree Village Group & Attendee & Speaker at Driving Growth in Retirement Living Conference 2017
Date: 10 Apr 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
“All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments – the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The …
Date: 1 Mar 2017 By: Mark Bindon
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Date: 20 Apr 2016 By: Jessica Farrelly
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Date: 22 Feb 2016 By: Bill McDonald
The ‘Continuum of Care’ concept in the New Zealand context relates to the provision of an array of housing and combined services to cater for the changing needs of residents as they age within a single campus or retirement village setting. Sounds like a great idea, but there are plenty of examples where the concept …