Silverwave Senior Living Management Firm Names Wehr Partner/COO

January 25, 2024

SilverwaveAUSTIN, TX — Silverwave, a senior living management firm based in this city, has announced the addition of industry veteran Frank Wehr as partner and chief operating officer.

Wehr has over 35 years of experience in the senior living industry, leading operations for highly respected operators and overseeing the acquisition and turnaround of more than 150 properties across the U.S.

Most recently, Wehr served as COO for Artis Senior Living where he led the growth of the assisted-living and memory-care portfolio from a single facility to a network of 27 locations across 11 states within a seven-year span. In that role, he refined operational systems and successfully led the team through pandemic operations, leading field and corporate support teams comprising 1,300 employees. Wehr was also the CEO at Rittenhouse Senior Living, and he founded Performance Senior Living.

“We are thrilled to have Frank join our exceptional leadership team and bring his wealth of industry experience, knowledge, and insight to our third-party management team,” said Silverwave founder and CEO Katie Kleinsmith in a press release. “Frank and I have worked together in multiple settings throughout our careers and there is no one more committed to providing a great living environment for seniors. As a previous owner himself, he is keenly aware of what is needed to make each community a success and is sensitive to the financial and regulatory constraints owners are currently facing. Frank’s leadership style and personal approach to ensuring that our teams have the tools to provide outstanding care has always resonated with me. I am happy to be collaborating with him again.”

Silverwave specializes in senior living management, providing third-party management, consulting services, and asset management. The firm’s leadership team, boasting decades of industry experience, approaches every project through the lens of vast, nationwide experience but with an innovative eye toward the future. The Silverwave team has developed and operated programs and living environments for seniors and their influencers in markets of all sizes throughout the U.S.

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