Symphony Senior Living Inc (SSL) was first incorporated in 2008 in Ontario Canada, by Lisa Brush. During the first years of operations SSL performed consulting services for US and Canadian Senior Housing industry leaders, such as Sunrise Senior Living, Benchmark Senior Living, Health Care REIT and Carlisle Capital.
In December 2009, SSL secured its first major Canadian Senior Housing management contract with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) to manage 5 properties in Quebec and Alberta. These properties were in distress and losing $4 million per year in 2009. SSL was successful in turning these properties around over the next five years to yield a profit of over $12 Million annually. Recently selling for more than $300 Million.
In 2013, SSL further expanded with two more management contracts for Kingsett Capital Partners and Grey Stone Managed Investments: these assets are currently going through a reposition of use and are located in the Ottawa, Ontario market.
In 2014, SSL was recognized as the 11th largest operating company in Canada for Senior Housing Services.
In 2016, Symphony started their expansion into the US with management contracts for 6 properties in Iowa.
Symphony Senior Living has become a high quality, reputable provider of senior housing management services and in particular to the sub market of dementia care: Symphony’s “Moments” program is recognized in the industry as a leading prodder of quality dementia care services. The founder Lisa M Brush, has over 20 years over experience in both US and Canadian Senior Housing – working with major companies such as Sunrise Senior Living and Ventas Healthcare REIT. The Canadian Symphony team is comprised of a VP Canadian Operations; VP Finance and Accounting and VP Sales and Marketing along with 6 other Symphony accounting and support staff. Symphony currently manages over 1300 units and employs over 700 team members in Canada and the US.
In 2015, Symphony established an office in Michigan with expansion plans for the US market. Symphony Senior Living, desires to continue its growth of management contracts for institutional clients, develop and acquire new senior housing properties and provide consulting services across the United States, initially focusing on the mid-west and west coast.