Barry Kaganson, Auria Senior Living, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Active Living International has assembled a team of experts, who not only have extensive and detailed knowledge and experience in their fields, but most importantly, share a passion for the senior care industry.
They far exceeded my expectations (which were never low!) and the benefits to our team have been immense. I cannot thank you enough for all you and your team did for us.”
Keith Cockell, English Care Villages, Gloucestershire, England
“Our company has had great success in developing and operating Senior Living Communities in the U. K. and are now embarking on a program to capitalize on growing demand. Market penetration of the over age 65 population in the U K is .05%, in the U.S. it is over 5%. So, we retained Active Living International to assist by developing a workshop wherein we could compare our development, operations, and marketing strategies with the most up to date practices of highly regarded operators in the United States.
Over 5 days in April 2017 our CEO, Chief Development and Chief Sales directors accompanied me on a dedicated visit to Senior Care Communities in California and Washington with Active Living International where we were given top level information and had the opportunity to review and understand issues in the senior living business. I am confident that we got a value that will clearly improve our strategies and our results in England.”
Meraki Management, Bogota, Colombia
“After a couple of months of talking to Active Living International, we decided to accept their recommendation to attend a 5 day workshop created especially for our company. The development and operation of CCRCs and Assisted Living communities is new to Colombia so we needed to understand the State of the Art from site selection to operations, staffing, training, marketing and branding among other subjects.
The hands on application of our team while visiting CCRC, IL, AL, and Memory Care communities was amazing. Team members included our architect, operations, design, sales, marketing, and C level executives. The cost in time and money was clearly the most valuable investment our company could have made. We highly recommend the workshop and the specialized advisory talents of Active Living International.”
André Rizzi, Janos Holdings, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Our Brazilian investment group retained the services of Active Living International to help us understand the dynamics and major value levers of the Senior Living business in the most important markets in the world. As the leader of the project, I was utterly satisfied with the level of knowledge, the quality of research and analysis, and an incredible service mentality that translated into a very senior and constant dedication to our project. After working with several specialist consultants in the past, in many different industries, the amount of value added by the Active Living International team to our investment case was above and beyond any of my expectations.”
Tomas Gasset, Partner, Urbania International, Benalmadena, Spain
“Active Living International developed our strategy to open a 55-plus retirement community on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Their knowledge of the senior living industry is impressive, their hands-on approach was key for the successful development of the project.”
Tomoo Matsuda, Chief Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
“Active Living International has been of great value helping our Japanese companies understand CCRC business model.”
L. Bradford Perkins, Perkins Eastman, Architects, New York, New York
“We have worked with Active Living International principals for years, most recently on senior living and assisted living projects in China. They know their stuff.”
Professor Benedict Koh, Associate Dean (Specialized Masters Programs)
Director of Centre for Silver Security, Singapore Management University, Singapore
“David Collins’ presentation on Challenges and Opportunities in Setting up Retirement Villages in Asia is useful to those who are contemplating the senior living business. He has also provided useful guidance on the steps to be taken in feasibility, marketing and operations of retirement villages.”
David S. Schless, President, American Seniors Housing Association, Washington D.C.
“The leadership of Active Living International are extremely well-respected professionals and have a tremendous amount of expertise in all facets of the seniors housing business.”
Ben Shobert, Rubicon Strategy Group, Seattle, Washington
“Over the last several years, I have had the pleasure of working with Active Living in Hong Kong and across China. They possess a unique set of skills and experiences that allow clients the opportunity to understand what drives successful returns within the senior living sector internationally.”
Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging, Vancouver, Canada
“I have known Active Living International CEO David Collins for many years and consider them to be innovative and compassionate leaders in the senior living industry. David’s C-level experience in marketing, operations, programming and planning internationally is immense and impressive.”