ULI Dallas-Fort Worth: The State of the Market and a Look at What’s next in Seniors Housing


2021-12-08T17:00:00 - 2021-12-08T19:00:00

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    Ventana by Buckner 8301 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75225 United States
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    Get up to speed on today's Senior housing development landscape, how investors have changed their approach to Senior Housing models, what that means for key markets in the region, and how leaders are making decisions with the long-term in mind. 

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    Post pandemic, hear where development is headed. Learn where the challenges remain ahead, learn which new questions we're asking and how that influences the development landscape.

    • What is the state of Senior Housing post pandemic and what are the impacts to development?
    • What levels of care are evolving the most and why?
    • Where are developers finding opportunities in today's market?
    • In what ways has the supply chain disruption modified previously conceived senior housing models?
    • What direction do you see senior housing taking in the future?



    5:00 pm - Arrive

    5:15 - Tours Begin*
    *tour is capped at 40 and you MUST register for the tour

    5:45 - Light Networking

    6:15 - Panel Discussion



    Nick Roberts

    Vice President, Investment Banking, HJ Sims

    Nick joined HJ Sims, a boutique investment bank specializing in non-profit senior living, in December 2020 as a Vice President. Nick’s work at HJ Sims is focused on financing execution within the not-for-profit investment banking team, specializing in analytical support for structuring and modeling. Nick also assists with research, credit analysis, requests for proposals and financing closings. Prior to joining HJ Sims, Nick was a Vice President on the planning and finance team at Greenbrier Development, a full-service development consultant exclusively serving the senior living industry. During his 10 years at Greenbrier, Nick worked with non-profit senior living providers across the country to assist in accomplishing their operational, financial, and mission-driven goals for new campus development, including Ventana by Buckner, as well as community repositionings or expansions, with over $800 million of projects financed ranging in size from $20M to over $200M. Nick graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2010 with a B.B.A in Accounting, and received a M.S. in Accounting in 2011 from SMU’s Cox School of Business.


    Ric D'Amico


    Ric D’Amico leads a collaborative process among engaged stakeholders and investors committed to the delivery of dynamic environments that transform the way we think about great communities, programs and amenities for residents. He places equal emphasis on creating work spaces that attract and retain employees, across all generations. No matter the size and scope of a project, he fundamentally believes that the legacy of the best built environments are in the high caliber of amenities and programs that flourish within them. Managing more than $2.1 billion in total project costs, his diverse portfolio represents 14.8 million square feet in new construction, repositioning and campus remodeling projects. Working with well-qualified design consultants and contractors, his teams delivered mixed-use, multifamily and senior living communities recognized as the best in their markets. He also works with community leaders to align projects, with public initiatives that enhance their regional identity and make a positive impact on neighborhoods. Significant national and regional project team awards include: American Institute of Architects (AIA): Architecture, Interiors and Landscape Design Awards Best Multi-Family Project, Landmark Award – Houston Business Journal Environments for Aging Design Showcase Winner – Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments Excellence in Construction – Assoc. Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston Contractors Historic Preservation – American Planning Association The awards above represent principled leadership that delivers projects based on high standards of excellence. Recognizing market preferences and construction industry trends – while managing high design and investor expectations – allows Ric to preserve program and quality, with mission and financial goals. It is too easy to lose design integrity during the value engineering process, changes to market preferences, or as interest rate fluctuation requires realignment of the project. He diligently manages how designers and contractors mitigate these circumstances, to deliver market relevant projects that strengthen regional brand identity.


    Tom Dwyer

    Silverstone Healthcare Company, LLC

    Mr. Dwyer recently retired as Managing Director of Silverstone Healthcare Company, LLC and its affiliate, Silverstone Senior Living, LLC. Mr. Dwyer is currently Managing Director of Dwyer Silverstone Holdings LLC. He has lead projects in healthcare and senior housing for over 45 years. He is currently on the advisory board of Prevarian Companies, a healthcare real estate owner/developer and the Chairman of a not-for-profit board, Kids U. Over his career, Mr. Dwyer has contributed to and led over 175 healthcare and assisted living projects representing more than $7.50 billion in development. These projects include Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, major acute care hospitals for both non-profit and for-profit systems, outpatient ambulatory and medical office facilities. His roles included developer, project manager, master facility planer, consult on strategy, operations, marketing, administration and technology for both national and international clients. Mr. Dwyer has published, presented, and appeared on panels for both Hospital and Senior Housing organizations including, ULI, ACI, American Institute of Architects, Upscale Hospital Conference, NACHRI, ASHE, Centering Institute for Healthcare, , Senior 100 and the American Hospital Association.


    Kyle Miller

    Director of Development, Caddis Healthcare Real Estate

    Kyle serves as Director of Development and, as such, he manages the Caddis development and construction team, ensuring that all projects are designed, underwritten, financed and built to achieve the best outcomes for clients. In his role, he also directs the growth of Caddis’ Heartis® senior housing development platform in markets across the United States. Kyle served for more than nine years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Among his many accomplishments, he was awarded two Air Medals with Combat ‘V’ and was selected as a Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) instructor. He has more than 13 years of leadership experience in the commercial real estate sector. Kyle has led development teams and developed commercial properties for both publicly traded and private companies, including his own firm, in markets throughout Texas and the United States delivering over 5 million square feet of projects. This included serving as Senior Vice President & Director, Development & Investment, at Trammell Crow Company‘s Houston office, where he developed more than 1 million square feet of commercial space in one of the firm’s top-performing business units. Kyle graduated with Merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Outside of work, he serves on the YMCA Advisory Board and as a Boy Scout leader; and enjoys history, sports, flying, fishing and golf.