Distinctive Development Names Christopher Hoard President and Chief Development Officer
FREEHOLD, NJ—Distinctive Development, experts in the development and management of senior living facilities, has appointed industry leader Christopher Hoard as president and chief development officer. Hoard brings more than two decades of executive and management experience in the building and developing of senior housing assets, including active adult, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities.
Hoard is known for creating trust with developers, architects, general contractors and capital partners. He brings a wealth of experience, as well as the ability to balance an entrepreneurial mindset with solid business acumen. Hoard leverages his key relationships, which allows for creating teams to produce successful projects from concept to keys.
“Leading the Distinctive Development team is truly an exciting opportunity,” said Hoard. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with our talented teams and continue to grow our fully vertical, integrated, development and operational platforms.”
Distinctive Development is the sister organization to Distinctive Living, which is a national senior living management provider committed to assisting its partners in establishing their properties as world-class providers in the active adult, independent living, assisted living and memory care sectors. Distinctive Living currently operates 26 communities and has 19 projects actively under development through Distinctive Development.
“As older adults are aging, the demand for homes and care for seniors will increase, presenting recession-resilient investment opportunities,” said Joe Jedlowski, chairman and CEO of Distinctive Living and Distinctive Development. “Chris brings a vision, as well as the experience and capabilities to scale as needed.”
With Hoard heading up the organization’s development services efforts, Jedlowski will continue consulting with owners, operators and developers in senior housing focused on building independent, assisted living and memory care properties. The company’s services include property evaluation and optimization; development, design planning and execution; cost calculation and market research analysis, to help investors optimize their projects.
“I look forward to working with the entire Distinctive family, who has expertly crafted an end-to-end solution for senior living investors,” Hoard added.