Anchorage is the fastest-growing senior housing market in the country. Lee Cory
, an industry veteran, will share his insights on the state of senior housing, issues and options - both nationally and locally.
Jim McCall of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation will also be in attendance to talk about the local market.
One challenge to housing in Alaska is more aging Alaskans - this according to a 2018 Housing Assessment completed for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), the state’s housing financing agency. The Assessment captured available housing data and findings, including the following regarding senior housing trends:
- As Alaskans age, demand for senior facility beds increases. Demand is expected to double in the next 12 years. To keep up, 318 beds must be added annually.
- As Alaska’s population ages and in some cases, shifts, construction in some communities is insufficient to maintain pace.
The report, in tandem with AHFC’s Senior Housing Office, offers the public a snapshot of housing characteristics and trends across the state and provides data that informs resource allocation, program management and evaluation decisions.
The forum's new member introduction will feature Rob Boyer, Major Accounts Manager at Office Depot OfficeMAX Business Solutions Division.
is the President and Founder of Paradigm Senior Living, a professional services company which provides facility management, marketing support, and development/ feasibility consulting services, to the multifamily, senior housing and assisted living industries.
Our experience spans more than 30 years and has been instrumental in the acquisition, and development and operation of more than 75 Senior Living Communities totaling 10,000+ living units and valued at more than $800MM. Project types include CCRC’s, Congregate, Active Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities.
Mr. Cory earned a BS Degree in Resource Development from Michigan State University and spent several years in the hospitality industry as a Food and Beverage Director.
Over the years, he has been a nationally recognized speaker and educator for many regional and national seniors housing and health care associations including the National Association for Senior Living Industry Executives (NASLIE), Past Board Member – Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Advisory Member the American Seniors Housing Assn. (ASHA), and The American Health care Association (AHCA).
Mr. Cory’s viewpoints and insights have been published in numerous trade periodicals including Assisted Living Success, Journal of Property Management, Retirement Community Business, Contemporary Long Term Care, Assisted Living Business, and Assisted Living Today and his work in Assisted Living Facilities has been acknowledged by the American Seniors Housing Association’s “Senior Housing Success Stories. Mr. Cory is a contributing author of Housing for seniors: Developing Successful Projects, a publication of the Urban Land Institute.