Syndicating large commercial real estate is not always the best way to go. Sometimes, going small gives better business IRR and yields valuable returns on one’s personal and social well-being. Take the case of syndicating smaller senior living assets. Apart from financial returns, investing in small senior living assets allows investors to provide compassionate, familial care for residents.
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Our guest today is Brandon Schwab, founder and CEO of Shepherd Premier Senior Living and Boutique Senior Living Fund. Having experienced first-hand the deficient care of his grandfather at a large, industrial-type senior living facility, he vowed to make improvements in the industry by starting his own senior living company that provides better, quality care to the elderly. Listen now and get to know Brandon and his unique business model of syndicating small senior living assets.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Brandon’s first business venture and how he learned the need to own assets.
- Brandon discovers a unique senior living concept and adopts the model to start his own business.
- Differences between typical large senior living facilities and the small senior living concept.
- Why smaller senior living facilities are able to offer more care to residents than huge, industrial-type building facilities.
- Some details on operating small senior living homes: staffing, creating a cozy atmosphere.
- How Brandon creates the culture of family and cultivates relationships among residents, their families, and the caregivers and company staff.
- Brandon details the process of syndicating small senior living assets.
- Brandon identifies the biggest risk in this syndication business model.
- Brandon’s best source of new investors and the habit that has produced the highest returns.
- The one thing that’s contributed to Brandon’s success and his way of giving back.
- Brandon’s contact details.
“I don’t quit even though things are hard. You just figure out how to do it. I feel like people quit too easily today.”
“If you don’t own any assets, you don’t own anything!”
“Taking action, doing things that others aren’t comfortable doing. The inner feeling that I could do things has pushed me beyond the upfront fear of the thought that I can’t. That has always helped me.”
“I don’t feel that our country takes care of the elderly as good as they ought to. I feel how they actually do it is terrible.”
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Call Brandon Schwab at (847) 860-6432 or (847) 380-8624
About Brandon Schwab
The visionary behind Shepherd Premier, Brandon is on a mission to raise the bar for senior living. He founded Shepherd Premier Senior Living in 2014 with a vision to improve the senior living industry by providing a better way of delivering quality care that is resident-focused, not bottom-line-focused. Having experienced first-hand the sub-par care at one of the “big box senior living facilities”, Brandon saw the need for quality care. As a passionate businessman and a caring grandson, he wholeheartedly pursued the solution through the boutique senior living niche industry.
Today, Shepherd Premier has five operational homes in Northern Illinois and plans to take their senior care model coast-to-coast. As CEO, Brandon brings 20+ years of operating experience to his role of managing real estate acquisition, development, and financing through the Boutique Senior Living Fund.
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