Experience Senior Living Adds New President

Mr. Barklow joins the Denver-based real estate development company as the latest chapter in a long and successful career in the senior living space, after roles at Balfour, Atria and other firms 

Headshot of Phill Barklow

Nov. 9, 2021

Denver-based NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate (HRE) developer, today announced Phillip Barklow, a veteran of the senior living and real estate industry has been named President of Experience Senior Living, a NexCore owned company.  

Jarrod Daddis, NexCore Group President, says the firm is excited to welcome the leadership and experience of Mr. Barklow. “Phill joins Experience Senior Living with an incredible career of senior living development and operations experience,” Mr. Daddis says. “Our firm is honored to have him join our ranks as we enter into an exciting time of expanding our offerings and services in the senior living space.”

“I have been impressed by the previous accomplishments of Experience Senior Living and I am delighted to now be a part of it,” Mr. Barklow says. “I look forward to working with our growing team to design and deliver innovative senior living communities where our residents will receive individualized resident-centered care while enjoying the latest advances in wellness, connectivity and modern technology to enrich their lives.”

Mr. Barklow has served in the senior living space for more than 25 years. His most recent experience was serving as Chief Operating Officer for Balfour Senior Living. In his role, he oversaw all aspects of the day-to-day operations and directly supervised the construction management team. Prior to that, Mr. Barklow was Regional Vice President – SoCal with Atria Senior Living and was responsible for 25 communities with roughly 2,400 residents and 1,600 employees across Southern California. Before his Atria role, Mr. Barklow was the Vice President of Senior Housing for Nexus Development where he designed, developed and financed Vivante on the Coast, an assisted living and memory care community that garnered several top industry awards. In addition, Mr. Barklow has held positions with Holiday Retirement Communities, Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, and Silverado Senior Living.

Mr. Barklow credits his success as a Senior Living executive to his many years of experience as a front-line employee and Executive Director. That experience taught him to always prioritize the resident, employee, and families experience in every community he develops and operates.

Mr. Barklow attended Fresno State University where he studied gerontology with an emphasis in business.  

Mr. Barklow will be based in Denver.

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