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Welcome to the 2015 Concept Community, “What Boomers Want”. This year we’re taking a look at the housing wants and needs of the nation’s largest generation with our partners Holland Residential, J Turner Research and David Baker + Partners Architects.

Demographics, Development Efficiencies Drive Alliance's Senior Housing Move
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Demographics, Development Efficiencies Drive Alliance's Senior...

Jay Hiemenz explains Alliance's move into senior housing. Read more

Alliance Taps Dale Boyles to Lead New Seniors Housing Platform
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Alliance Taps Dale Boyles to Lead New Seniors Housing Platform

After expressing interest in the seniors housing business, Alliance makes the jump... Read more

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Top 10 States for Seniors Housing Construction Top 10 States for Seniors Housing Construction

Seniors housing is expected to boom in 2015, according to Marcus & Millichap. Read more

What Boomers Want
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What Boomers Want

Drawing older buyers out of their existing homes and into new properties can pose... Read more

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Empty-Nesters Flock to Apartment Living Empty-Nesters Flock to Apartment Living

Magnitude of Boomers’ rental demand stuns some industry observers. Read more

Heritage Senior Residences: A Model for Senior Housing
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Heritage Senior Residences: A Model for Senior Housing

Appealing communities that serve a growing elderly population are desperately... Read more

Perfect Strangers: Millennials and Boomers
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Perfect Strangers: Millennials and Boomers

How do Millennials and Boomers differ in their housing wants and needs? Some of... Read more

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Exclusive Survey Part 3: Quiet, Stores, and Parking Exclusive Survey Part 3: Quiet, Stores, and Parking

What do your residents want in their community? A 2014 survey conducted by J Turner Research of multifamily residents nationwide has the answers. Read more

Trends in Designing for Baby Boomers
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Trends in Designing for Baby Boomers

Over the next decade, more than half of all new renter households created will be... Read more

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Exclusive Survey: How Your Residents Relax Exclusive Survey: How Your Residents Relax

What do your residents do in their spare time? How do multifamily residents use their apartment? J Turner Research asked these questions and more of 27,642 respondents to the 2014 MFE Concept Community Survey. Take a look. Read more

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Meet the Players

  • Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf
    A 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 Multi Housing Council Advisory Committee.
  • Amit Price Patel
    Amit Price Patel
    Amit C. Price Patel, AIA, LEED AP, is Principal at David Baker Architects, a progressive San Francisco firm focused on multifamily housing, sustainable practices, and urban solutions. Amit leads DBA’s Urban Design Studio and represents the firm nationally as a design resource. 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. Amit 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. Deeply committed to high-quality design for affordable housing, Amit is particularly interested in creating spaces that support human connection.
  • 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 Holland Partner Group’s five integrated companies representing over 70 communities and 20,000 units. With over 15 years of diverse marketing experience, Josh has an extensive background and knowledge in ecommerce, product differentiation, branding and generational marketing. His attention to detail and ability to think beyond marketing norms create an environment of excitement in which measurement, accountability and achievement are the driving forces. Josh currently serves on the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) Marketing and Brand Management Committee, the National Apartment Association (NAA) Marketing Committee and Zillow Advisory Board. Josh is a proud graduate from the University of Washington.
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