InterFace Chicago conference discusses providing more options for middle-income seniors

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Pope Architects’ president Ward Isaacson joined a panel discussion at the 2017 InterFace Senior Housing Midwest Conference in Chicago to discuss building and operating housing options for middle-income seniors.

The Chicago Tribune featured the panel and highlighted the challenge of expanding affordable housing options for the nation’s 75 million baby boomers and beyond.

The InterFace conference focused on the state of seniors housing investment, development, operations and financing across markets in the Midwest.

Isaacson joined leaders from Plante Moran Living Forward, Ecumen, Gardant Management Solutions and KTGY Architecture + Planning to share an architectural building perspectives with conference attendees.

The senior housing boom “started with targeting the upper-income market with the sense that you are living in a resort or … on a cruise ship every day of your life. Buildings don’t need 12 different social spaces. Just because so-and-so has a pool, doesn’t mean you have to,” shared Isaacson.

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