Designed For Success: Today’s 50+ Apartment Communities

Trends, Demographics and What Drives Design

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Listen to our FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast with KTGY Group's Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP, an expert in multifamily housing design, and moderators, property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect and on their + PowerHour Webcast on "Designed For Success: Today’s 50+ Apartment Communities." This lively, fast-paced 60-minute FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast, focuses on what you need to know about the growing 50+ market. In this in-depth informative discussion, Manny shares his insight about how the aging Baby Boomers are driving urban infill, redevelopment opportunities and changing the face of 50+ apartment community design and amenities.

Interview Discussion Highlights

1. What are the trends in senior apartments from affordable to luxury?

2. What are the demographic factors driving senior apartment communities?

3. Where does the current state of the economy play a role?

4. What is driving seniors to rental communities versus ownership?

5. Where does this generation of seniors want to live and why?

6. How are designs changing to adapt to this growing market?

Special Guest

Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP and a Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH), is the senior partner in KTGY Group's Santa Monica office and is also President of KTGY Group, Colorado. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential developments throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado as well as active adult and affordable multifamily communities nationwide. In his more than 25 years in residential development and design, Gonzalez has won numerous awards for his outstanding designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living, NAHB, Pillars of Industry, MAME and Elan. In 2009, Mr. Gonzalez won his fifth NAHB 50+ Housing Gold Award, which was for the Echo Park Senior Community, and was named “Person of the Year” by the 50+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, in recognition of Manny’s commitment, personal compassion, and professional contributions as a national leader in 50+ housing design and innovation. Gonzalez has served as Chair of the AIA Housing Committee, on the Board of Directors for the BIA, and on national committees for the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, The 50+ Symposium and University of Housing. He has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design trends. Gonzalez is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer and has presented his observations to audiences at numerous local, regional and national conferences as well as the 1st International Housing Conference of the Americas in Mexico City.

KTGY Downloadable Resources

KTGY Group Website
KTGY Knows Apartments
Designed For Success: Today’s 50+ Apartment Communities
Biography Of Manny Gonzalez

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