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Welcome to the 2015 Concept Community, “Baby Boomerang. This year we’re taking a look at the housing wants and needs of baby boomers, the nation’s second-largest generation, with our partners Holland Residential, J Turner Research and David Baker Architects.

Baby Boomers Want Space, Lifestyle Amenities in Apartments
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Baby Boomers Want Space, Lifestyle Amenities in Apartments

What kind of neighborhood are boomers looking for? Today’s developers are getting... Read more

Flexibility Is Key in Marketing to Boomers
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Flexibility Is Key in Marketing to Boomers

A single medium won't do when promoting multifamily properties to the 55-plus set.... Read more

Renovating Senior Complexes to Be Green, Healthy, and Connected
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Renovating Senior Complexes to Be Green, Healthy, and Connected

A National Center for Healthy Housing study found that health improved for senior... Read more

Most and Least Affordable Cities for Baby Boomers
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Most and Least Affordable Cities for Baby Boomers

We recently spoke with Zillow's economic reseacher Svenja Gudell about what... Read more

Avanti Makes Senior Housing 'Sexy'
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Avanti Makes Senior Housing 'Sexy'

The 2-year-old seniors housing developer aims to differentiate itself with... Read more

McKinley Finds Niche Renter in Baby Boomer Women
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McKinley Finds Niche Renter in Baby Boomer Women

Albert Berriz and his team at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based McKinley came up with a new... Read more

 Which Green, Sustainability Features Do Boomers Crave the Most?
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Which Green, Sustainability Features Do Boomers Crave the Most?

Adding green elements to buildings reduces energy consumption, improves health,... Read more

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Baby Boomers Turning Tides on Housing Equilibrium Baby Boomers Turning Tides on Housing Equilibrium

More baby boomers are choosing to rent over homeownership, especially the wealthier ones, according to CNBC's Diana Olick. Read more

Lasting Impression: Renovating for Current, Future Seniors
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Lasting Impression: Renovating for Current, Future Seniors

Architects hope renovations that are being done to senior communities now will... Read more

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Meet the Players

  • Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf co-founded J Turner Research, one of the nation's leading providers of market research specific to the multifamily industry, in 2003. He currently serves as the company's president. Prior to launching J Turner Research, Batdorf was founder and president of AmRent, where he pioneered innovations in the resident screening business, including sophisticated data-gathering techniques and an automated system to instantly score a prospect. Batdorf currently serves on the National Multifamily Housing Council Advisory Committee.
  • Amit Price Patel
    Amit Price Patel
    Amit C. Price Patel, AIA, LEED AP, is principal at David Baker Architects (DBA), a progressive San Francisco firm focused on multifamily housing, sustainable practices, and urban solutions. Patel leads DBA’s Urban Design Studio and represents the firm nationally. His recent projects include Richardson Apartments, a 120-unit building for formerly homeless residents in San Francisco, which won both the national AIA Housing Award and the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design. Patel is currently overseeing the design and construction of the Dr. George Davis Senior Building, affordable rental apartments and a community center for seniors in San Francisco.
  • Josh McDonald
    Josh McDonald
    Josh McDonald is directly responsible for all aspects of marketing at Holland Partner Group, providing strategic marketing direction for each of the firm’s five integrated companies representing over 70 communities and 20,000 units. With over 15 years of diverse marketing experience, McDonald has an extensive background and knowledge in ecommerce, product differentiation, branding and generational marketing. McDonald currently serves on the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Marketing and Brand Management Committee, the National Apartment Association’s Marketing Committee and Zillow Advisory Board.
  • Josh McDonald
    Brenner Daniels
    Brenner Daniels serves as development director for Holland Development in Oregon and southwest Washington. His responsibilities include development and redevelopment, debt and equity procurement and working with the team in all facets to plan and execute projects. Daniels joined Holland in the fall of 2010 and has over 14 years of experience in development, finance and construction. During his career, he has developed and financed nearly $2 billion in total transaction volume working with life insurance companies, conduits, banks and federal agencies. That experience has been a valuable asset to Holland in the garden style, mid-rise and senior housing communities he’s developed with the organization.
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