Kevin Bessolo, AIA Tuscan Gardens Architect
Kevin has over 26 years of assisted living design experience. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, Kevin embarked on a design career focused on skilled nursing, memory care and assisted living facilities.
Kevin has established an enviable reputation in the industry as a pioneer of senior living facility design and has completed the design and construction of over 60 communities in the states of Florida, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina.
Kevin is a registered architect in the states of Florida, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas. He is NCARB certified in all those states and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also a member of SAGE, the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments.
Lisa M. Cini Design & Functionality Specialist
Lisa is the Founder, President and CEO of Mosaic Design Studio, an award-winning global commercial design, project management and procurement company that specializes in design projects related to senior living, independent care communities, healthcare, corporate office space and hospitality.
Lisa has a decade-plus history servicing some of the largest senior living operations in the country. Lisa is regarded as the leading Alzheimer’s and long-term care design expert in the nation and has received many design awards for her projects throughout the years. She also writes regularly for Long-Term Living Magazine and ReitrementHomes.com.
Fundamentally, Lisa’s success is due to her never-ending desire to learn from the best and become an industry changer. She has redefined the field of interior architecture and increased the impact the client’s environment has on meeting its mission, vision and values. Her focus of partnering and collaborating has produced for Mosaic clients higher-profit, award-winning designs while creating the “best value” for end users.
CORE Construction Tuscan Gardens® Construction Partner
By affiliating with CORE Construction as our construction partner, Tuscan Gardens® works with a family-owned company with six regional offices and a history that reaches back over 70 years and benefits from the experience, commitment, integrity and innovation of some of the brightest professionals the industry has to offer.
CORE Construction builds with more than concrete, steel and glass. They also build strong, long-lasting relationships based on mutual respect, trust and integrity. Through these relationships, they have been finding solutions that add value to construction projects in markets across the nation since 1937.
CORE recently completed work on the John F. Miller School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 74,000-square-foot facility was built to accommodate 130 students ages 3-22 with specialized needs and was designed to stimulate the senses of medically fragile children through tactile surfaces, visual stimuli and protected outdoor spaces.
CORE Construction is involved nationwide in the development and design of senior health facilities for a wide range of owner-operators.
Life Care Services Tuscan Gardens® Management Company
Life Care Services is the nation’s leading manager of senior living and continuing care retirement communities – they bring experience, resources and proven programs to Tuscan Gardens®.
Their goal is to build exceptional senior living communities where residents can enjoy life to the fullest.
From coast to coast, Life Care Services serves more than 28,000 residents, primarily in continuing care retirement communities. Their valued clients are both not-for-profit sponsors and for-profit owners that operate entrance fee, equity and rental properties. Their staff consists of senior living professionals committed to excellence.
Regardless of the differences in locale, approach and operation, Life Care Services focuses on the same result: an attractive community with optimal occupancy that delivers exceptional service and satisfaction to its residents. The senior living communities they manage reflect the best in local interest, style, architecture, history and traditions. They tailor services and amenities to local tastes and interests, and their emphasis on lifestyle, wellness and health services helps those who live there feel right at home from the day they move in. They encourage resident participation when it comes to enhancing the atmosphere and developing services. Everything they do is designed to create a positive lifestyle experience.
Sage Age Strategies Mature Market Growth Experts
For over two decades, Sage Age Strategies has specialized in strategic marketing and business growth designed to help the senior living and senior care industries stimulate sales in existing markets while establishing a presence in new ones.
Sage Age is a nationally recognized boutique firm with a reputation rooted in personal client attention, creativity, integrity, accountability – and success. The company is acutely focused on developing solutions that maximize growth and return-on-investment marketing. The result: effective lead generation, sales growth and customer retention.
The company is renowned for developing and delivering award-winning marketing programs specifically designed for the senior living and senior care industries; it was named to Inc. Magazine’s exclusive list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2013.
HJ Sims Bond Financing Partner
A critical component of the success of Tuscan Gardens® is not only a successful operation, but also access to capital. HJ Sims has 40-plus years’ expertise structuring and underwriting senior living financing and built-in access to clients specifically seeking senior living investments.
HJ Sims provided bond financing services for the development of our Tuscan Gardens® Communities. Their team includes bankers who have served on numerous advisory boards of several of the largest senior living companies and the Interest Subsidy and Loan Guaranty programs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Their bankers have also been directors of numerous nonprofit senior living boards and longtime participants on the Financial Advisory Panel of CARF-CCAC, the senior living accreditation organization. These personal experiences give them even deeper insights and understanding of the senior living industry.
Atlantic American Opportunities Fund Institutional Equity Partner
Atlantic American Opportunities Fund provides capital for real estate development and redevelopment projects throughout the state of Florida, leveraging the EB-5 Program. With their stringent underwriting standards, they accept very few projects. Those accepted embody stable income and rock-solid security for their investors.
AAOF is focused on investing with reputable developers in stable projects that have a high likelihood for meeting the EB-5 Program’s job creation requirement. AAOF is managed by an experienced management team that has an extensive background in due diligence, underwriting and closing complex transactions. AAOF is an allocation fund that makes passive investments in a portfolio of projects. They do not get involved in the day-to-day development and operating decisions of projects.