Scottsdale, AZ. — Cadence Living, a senior housing owner, developer and operator, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as manager of a seven community portfolio of assisted living and memory care facilities in North Carolina.   The seven communities are located in the Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem MSAs and are owned by Griffin – American Healthcare REIT III, a publicly registered real estate investment trust managed by American Healthcare Investors, one of the largest healthcare real estate-focused investment management firms in the world.  The portfolio consists of Cadence at Wake Forest, Cadence North Raleigh, Cadence Garner, Cadence at Clemmons, Cadence Mooresville, Cadence Huntersville and Cadence Senior Living at Mint Hill and totals 402 units.

In conjunction with this management assignment, Cadence is excited to announce that Heather Thomas has joined Cadence as Vice President of Operations – North Carolina.  Heather has nearly two decades of experience in senior housing and assisted living administration. Starting out as a caregiver in high school, Heather has served senior living in many capacities including stints at Senior Lifestyle Corporation, Stonecrest Senior Living, and PointClickCare.  While developing administrator certification/licensure courses in multiple states, she served as the Chair of the Exam Committee for the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and she remains an active committee member of the National Continuing Education Review Service for the NAB.  Heather resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We are excited about our partnership with Griffin – American Healthcare REIT III and American Healthcare Investors,” stated Cadence Principal Rob Leinbach, “they share our values about the standards of excellence we expect at Cadence in our communities and we welcome the opportunity to expand that vision into North Carolina.”  “These communities have tremendous charm and potential,” added Cadence Principal Eric Gruber, “and we are blessed to have someone as talented and driven as Heather Thomas join the Cadence family and lead our success in North Carolina.”

Cadence Living is currently developing, owns and/or operates communities throughout the south and west.  What sets Cadence apart is the company’s devoted approach to creating healthy, vibrant communities that offer residents exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care lifestyle options. The name “Cadence” underlines the company’s personal philosophy that each community should aspire, create and respond to life’s natural rhythms to enliven and enrich the experience of residents. For more information on Cadence Living, visit