Drive Development Partners

                                                                                                   Drive Development Partners

Drive's partners passionately believe there is a better way to meet the coming needs of seniors, today and for the next 40 years. Development is different as of now.

 

 

strategy

strategy

Every market has an opportunity because every market has a need. We help you identify, plan for and address any market with strategies that fill a community faster and keep it full longer.

design

design

Woodwork, chandeliers and tile floors may not hurt, but they certainly don't help the way they used to. We will help your team develop a building that will be in demand today and into the future.

delivery

delivery

A great building and a great strategy aren't much help if you can't get it to market. We can get you in the ground faster with a whole new method of project management.

 

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Turnkey development

From site selection to resident move-ins to asset exit, we've been involved in the entire life cycle of real estate for seniors. If you know you want to be a player in this market, let us navigate for you. If you already are a player you know this isn't just about real estate

Master planning

If you're sitting on underperforming communities or thinking of acquiring one or just want to get ready for tomorrow's consumer, we can help you see into the future. We've got a pulse on what the industry is doing but we also know where that gives you opportunity to set your community apart.

Co-Development

We got our start by giving our best clients all the credit. We don't want fame and we don't want headlines. We just want your project to work. You've got strengths and vision, let us fill in the rest with a menu of services you control and we execute.

Owner's Representation

After 20 years of building communities for other people, we know where the challenges will be and we know where the risks lie. Particularly during design and construction, you need an advocate who knows what you would say, even when you're not there to say it. That's us.

operations consulting

The best building in the best location isn't enough to have the best project. Execution and operations are everything when it comes to fill-up and satisfaction. If you're just curious what outside experts would say or if you're struggling to bring a great team together to do great things, we can help.

Construction Monitoring

A new capital project is risky enough without worrying about cash utilization and billing errors. We spent twenty years creating those bills and we can make sure your investment is sound.

Capital Sourcing

Even if your development is running well, we can help. We regularly help our clients find equity, debt, bridges and entire takeouts. We're not a bank and we're not brokers - we just know how to listen for the right match for the hole in your capital stack.

Faster to market, Smarter when full

 

Whether you're mission-driven or developing an empire, speed to market matters. The competition will only increase and standing still is the same as going backwards. No matter where you are in exploring your project, we move it ahead. Designing a community is iterative and creative but it can be done quickly and on a predictable timeline with our help.

Decisions you make very early in the process will determine how successful marketing will be. We can help you make the right decisions so your community is positioned to attract and retain residents that ensure long term stability. 

And construction can be erratic but it can be delivered predictably. We've helped clients do all these things. Let us show you.

 

 
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Market needs not market sheep.

The biggest mistake most communities make is looking at their market and trying to incrementally "one-up" the competition with this amenity or that program. This pits them in danger of being "one-upped" themselves as soon as someone new follows them into the same market. Our method looks hard at a market study to see what is NOT provided in your market. That's the unique position that leads to smarter fill and long term stability.

Guess who doesn't want the credit.

 

We're the first fully customizable suite of development services specifically for the senior living industry. There are plenty of great development teams in the senior living space. We aren't trying to trump any of them. In fact, we want your team to get the credit for your project. We get hired specifically and only for the development services you want us to perform. And that's all you pay for.


Innovation, even if it's borrowed.

The real estate industry still has a lot to learn and we love learning. Our partners have studied innovators in other industries and seek to apply best practices to what we do. From Japanese manufacturing, we borrowed lean philosophies and small-batch thinking to make construction happen more smoothly. From the software industry, we borrowed agile/scrum practices to make design more nimble with less re-work. From large international firms we borrowed cloud-based technology to keep overhead low and span the country efficiently. Even better, we bring the same thinking to development projects to differentiate communities and maximize results.


We dare to ask: what if projects were fun?

Let there be no mistake, real estate development of any sort is risky business at very high stakes. Serious issues will arise and difficult problems will need to be solved. But it doesn't have to be drudgery.

It always takes a team but if that team knows their stuff and gels under the right leadership, the process can actually be fun. In fact, we believe a team that has fun is better equipped to tackle those issues and problems than one which plods through each step.

We love creating new projects for our clients, the staff that work in them and the people who live in them. Our best friends feel the same way. Because we made friends doing this very serious thing in a fun way.