Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Since 1985 Senior Lifestyle Corporation has created premier residential communities with innovative programs that help seniors enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives. Senior Lifestyle is the nation’s twelfth-largest senior living specialist – and the only one offering independent living for every economic level, from luxury to mid-market to affordable.


Senior Lifestyle Corporation In The News

  • CBRE Closes Five Financings
    Aron Will of CBRE showed off his strength and variety this month, closing five transactions so far in May. First was a $10.2 million Freddie Mac loan arranged on behalf of Chicago Pacific Founders to acquire a 100-unit independent living/assisted living community in Easley, South Carolina. The loan... Read more
    Published on: May 18, 2018 By Steve Monroe
  • Enlivant Expands In Midwest
    Enlivant expanded its presence in the Midwest with the acquisition of four senior living communities in Indiana (3) and Iowa (1). Ben Firestone and Michael Segal of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors represented the publicly traded REIT in its strategic exit of the assets. A national operator (which... Read more
    Published on: June 30, 2017 By Steve Monroe
  • HCP boosts seniors housing holdings
    Just as HCP, Inc. is about to spin off its large skilled nursing portfolio into a new REIT, it has closed a smaller, but large in today’s M&A market, acquisition of a portfolio of seven assisted living and memory care communities with 526 units in Maryland and Virginia.... Read more
    Published on: October 27, 2016 By Steve Monroe
  • The end of the Sunwest Management saga
    At long last, the end of a saga. The final Sunwest Management properties of the portfolio purchased by Lone Star, have been sold, and it was somewhat of a unique sale. For reasons that are too detailed to discuss, the properties were the last ones in a private... Read more
    Published on: April 01, 2015 By Ben Swett

Bill Kaplan

billkaplanCo-Founder and Chairman, Senior Lifestyle Corporation

William B. Kaplan is the Chairman of the Board of Senior Lifestyle Corporation. He has been engaged in the seniors housing and development and management business for more than 25 years. Mr. Kaplan and James B. Klutznick co-founded Senior Lifestyle Corporation in 1985 to assist in meeting the increasing demand for quality seniors housing throughout the country. In 1993, with its portfolio growing, Mr. Kaplan launched Senior Suites Chicago Corporation. Developed in cooperation with the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office and its various departments, Seniors Suites provides affordable retirement apartments for income qualified residents in various neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Through Mr. Kaplan’s leadership, Senior Lifestyle has grown to be a nationally recognized owner and operator of over 84 communities throughout 19 states. Mr. Kaplan has served on numerous boards and committees and has received several awards, including: President, Meals on Wheels, Chicago; Chairman (2004-2006), Vice Chairman of the American Senior Housing Association (2000 – 2001) and Chairman of the American Seniors Housing Association (2002-2003); Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, holding their Certified Property Manager Designation; Member of the Board of Directors of Shelby Williams Industries, A New York Stock Exchange Company; President Emeritus and Member of the Executive Board of the Chicago Fund on Aging and Disability; Former Vice Chairman of the Board of the YMCA Lawson House, Chicago’s largest single-room occupancy hotel; Recipient of the City of Chicago’s National Council on Aging’s Distinguished Achievement Award; and Recipient of the City of Chicago’s 2001 Luminary Senior Award and Seniors’ Hall of Fame.