GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Titan SenQuest Senior Housing,the senior housing company of Los Angeles-based Titan RealEstate Investment Group, Inc., has been expanding across the US, and has now bought SentinelPointe, a 152-unit retirement community on an 18-acre campus inGrand Rapids. The $10.3 million, off-market transaction marks thecompany's first acquisition in Michigan, where it plans to makeother acquisitions.

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The community at 2900 Thornhills Ave. SE was owned by a privatefamily partnership that had built and owned Sentinel Pointe forgenerations. Titan SenQuest officials consider western Michigan aneconomically sound region and a prime market for seniorhousing.

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“The Sentinel Pointe acquisition is a critical component ofTitan SenQuest's national growth strategy, and we are activelyfocusing on Grand Rapids and other attractive communities inwestern Michigan,” said the group's chairman, KevinKaseff, in a prepared statement. He could not be reachedby press time. “We're excited about our opportunities to expandthis community with more services to meet our residents' diverseneeds.”

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The community offers a range of living options, from studio todeluxe apartments. Titan plans to increase assisted services forcurrent and future residents. Sentinel Pointe already offers a widevariety of amenities including a “Main Street” that includes afinancial institution with regular banking hours, sundries and giftshop. Residents also enjoy a fully equipped exercise room thatincludes a spa, sauna, space for senior focused yoga and othergroup exercises. In addition, the community offers large commonareas, a greenhouse and a garden area for concerts and outdoorentertainment.

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“Our vision is for Sentinel Pointe to bring new levels of lifeenrichment to residents and offer a valuable resource for familiesand advocacy for senior housing in Grand Rapids,” said TitanSenQuest president Doug Allen. “Families of areaseniors will be able to attend monthly educational seminars onissues important to seniors, such as nutrition, socialization,personal care and latest trends in medicine and pharmaceuticalcare. We will be encouraging residents to increase theirindependence through activities that will stimulate their mentaland physical capacities, as well as provide opportunities to serveother seniors in our community.”

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.