Denver-based NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate (HRE) developer, today announced the addition of two seniors housing industry veterans to Experience Senior Living (ESL). Andrew Brainard will serve as Vice President of Finance and Asset Management and Brandi Williamson has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Phill Barklow, ESL President, says the firm looks forward to the contributions these industry experts will bring to the team.
“Andrew and Brandi join Experience Senior Living during an exciting time as we continue to expand our seniors housing presence,” Mr. Barklow states. “Their extensive backgrounds and leadership in their respective roles will help guide the company to provide exceptional experiences to residents, their families, team members, and investors.”
Mr. Brainard has two decades of commercial and residential real estate experience, with over a decade focused exclusively in the healthcare sector. Most recently, Andrew served as Assistant Vice President of Investments at Welltower Inc., one of the world’s largest healthcare real estate investors. During his tenure, Andrew led over $2 Billion in transactions and was responsible for asset management of over 400 seniors housing communities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
“I’m excited to join Experience Senior Living and to help the company grow its portfolio of seniors housing communities,” Mr. Brainard says. “I am looking forward to adding the value of my seniors housing experience to this promising company.”
Mr. Brainard graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in Geography followed by an M.B.A. in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Wisconsin and a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in Florida.
Ms. Williamson joins Experience Senior Living with 20 years of experience in sales performance management within the seniors housing industry, most recently with Balfour Senior Living. She has demonstrated expertise in developing effective sales tools and promotional materials and training team members on process, procedures, and sales strategies. She has guided sales and operational teams across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her passion is in building relationships with prospects, residents, and team members, which she coaches and enables her team to actively pursue.
“I am committed to making an immediate impact to the Experience Senior Living team,” states Ms. Williamson. “The company culture of collaboration and focus on relationships aligns with my passion to establish personal, respectful relationships with prospective residents and their families as well as team members. I look forward to working together to achieve outstanding outcomes.”
Ms. Williamson holds a B.S. in Sport and Special Event Marketing from The University of South Alabama, attended Real Estate College of Colorado, and is a Broker Realtor.