Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wendover Housing Partners Introduces its Upscale, Affordable Housing to Central Florida’s Growing Population of Income Restricted Seniors

Jonathan L. Wolf
ORLANDO, FL – March 1, 2016 – Wendover Housing Partners, a privately held real estate development, investment and management company, today announces the opening of its first affordable senior community in Central Florida, Heritage Village Commons.

The community is one of four affordable senior living communities across the state of Florida built and managed by Wendover Housing Partners. Each community is designed with superior standards for income restricted residents ages 55 and up who are seeking to live an active, stress-free lifestyle in a safe and upscale community.

“Many retirees in the state of Florida are on a fixed income and can’t afford costly rent payments each month. Our properties offer these seniors financial piece of mind, allowing them to enjoy their well-earned free time in a safe and stress-free environment,” said Jonathan L. Wolf, President and Founder of Wendover Housing Partners.

“While our senior communities are affordable, it’s important to me that they meet the standards I have for my own mother’s living arrangements. Each of our senior housing projects are designed with the utmost quality and include the same amenities found in upscale communities.”

With one and two bedroom apartments ranging from $559 to $820, Wendover’s senior properties, which also include New Port Richie’s The Landings at Sea Forest, Jacksonville’s Marcis Pointe, and Tampa’s Haley Park (set to begin taking applications in March 2016), are priced far below Florida’s average range of $1,166 to $1,642.

Heritage Village Commons
 Each unit in Wendover’s senior communities features a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, microwave, island and pantry, as well as a full-size washer and dryer, and plenty of storage space with walk-in and linen closets in an open and spacious floor plan. 

With senior comfort and safety in mind, each apartment also features a monitored emergency call system.

 “At Wendover Housing Partners, we believe that senior living is more than just building comfortable and affordable apartment homes—it’s about fostering a tight-knit community. 

"Our residents have constant access to a variety of indoor and outdoor areas to socialize, as well as the opportunity to participate in planned resident events,” said Wolf.

“In addition to enjoying fitness centers, shared outdoor gardens, swimming pools, and other common areas, residents of Wendover properties can also take advantage of the many cultural events and activities in their area.”

The Landings at Sea Forest Apartments,
New Port Richey, FL
Heritage Village Commons is currently accepting rental applications for new residents. For more information, visit www.heritagevillagecommons.com.

 Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Wendover Housing Partners, LLC is a privately held real estate development, investment and management company founded in 1995. 

As one of the Southeast’s premier housing companies, Wendover specializes in the development of single and multi-family homes, apartment communities, senior communities, and transit oriented development.

 Wendover’s expansive portfolio of affordable and mixed-income developments demonstrates the company’s success in creating housing opportunities in a variety of economically and socially diverse neighborhoods.

To find out more about Wendover Housing Partners, visit www.wendovergroup.com.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Melissa Landy | Assistant Account Executive | Uproar PR
P 321.236.0102 x233 | M 561.512.3055 

Waterton Announces New Leadership at Two Boston-Area Hotels; Nadine Thompson named area director of sales; Scott Smith promoted to general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Westborough

Nadine Thompson
CHICAGO, IL and BOSTON, MA – Waterton, a U.S. real estate investor and operator, announced it has appointed Nadine Thompson as area director of sales for two hotels in west suburban Boston: Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough, a 202-key hotel in Marlborough; and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Westborough, a 223-key hotel in Westborough.

 In addition, Scott Smith was named general manager of the Boston – Westborough property, which is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation.

In her expanded role, Thompson will lead sales and marketing efforts for both properties, which are owned and managed by Chicago-based Waterton.

"Nadine is a proven leader who knows how to motivate her team to deliver results,” said Cynthia Bock, senior vice president of sales at Waterton. “Her extensive sales experience and familiarity with the operational side of the business made her the ideal candidate for this position, and we’re confident she will play a vital role in the continued success of each hotel.”

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Thompson joined Waterton in 2014, most recently serving as director of sales at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough.

She previously worked as director of catering sales and event planning at the Marriott Boston Burlington, and as area director of sales for Portsmouth, N.H.-based Colwen Hotel Management.

Throughout her career, Thompson has implemented numerous programs that have increased revenue and improved employee and guest satisfaction.

Scott Smith
 “I look forward to working with such a talented team of hospitality professionals in creating innovative campaigns that highlight everything these hotels have to offer,” Thompson said. 

“We will also be looking to establish relationships with new partners including convention planners and regional employers whose ongoing expansion has generated strong demand for hotel rooms and meeting facilities in the Boston area.”

As general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Westborough, Smith will oversee a team of 120 associates as the property undergoes a $3.3 million renovation that will update both common areas and guestrooms.

“The DoubleTree Boston – Westborough is already known for its exceptional customer service and best-in-class amenities, so I’m eager to build on the hotel’s successful track record as its new general manager,” said Smith. “The planned improvements will allow us to enhance the overall guest experience while maintaining our competitive edge in the market.”

Like Thompson, Smith has spent nearly two decades in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as assistant general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough, where he oversaw the property’s conversion from a Radisson hotel.

In addition to having extensive operational experience, Smith is highly knowledgeable about food and beverage services, having started his career as a chef in various hotel kitchens. He eventually worked his way up to director of food and beverage at the Worcester Crowne Plaza before transitioning to hotel management in 2005.

Cynthia Block

“As someone who has climbed the ranks, Scott has a deep understanding of virtually every aspect of hotel operations,” said Patrick Hansen, senior vice president of operations at Waterton. “Whenever he advises his teams, they listen because they know his insights come from true, hands-on experience.”

Smith and Thompson each hold a degree in business administration/management from Quinsigamond Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, respectively. Smith is also a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 (312) 267-4528
 (312) 267-4527

Industry Expert Richard Collins Jr. joins JLL’s Phoenix Team

Richard Collins Jr.
PHOENIX, AZ– The Phoenix office of JLL has hired industry veteran Richard Collins Jr. as a senior vice president and the newest member JLL’s local industrial brokerage team.

A 20-year industry veteran, Collins joins JLL from CD Commercial Advisors, where he served as President. Prior to this, he served for almost a decade as a Principal at Ross Brown Partners.

Collins specializes in industrial real estate, but offers broad expertise in both office and industrial leasing and sales, and a strong understanding of the development, finance, property management and construction processes.

“Rick recognizes all of the elements involved in a successful commercial real estate deal, and he’s worked diligently in his career to gain an understanding of each of these factors,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond. “His commitment to his trade and his genuine interest in his clients’ wellbeing make him an exceptional addition to our Phoenix industrial team.”

Collins joins an award-winning JLL industrial team ranging from Associates to Managing Directors, who regularly lead many of the Valley’s largest lease and investment deals.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Stacey Hershauer
Marketing & Public Relations
(480) 600-0195