Meet Ted MacBeth, Vice President of Real Estate Development for Transforming Age
As Parkshore Juanita Bay moves closer to construction, we thought this would be a good time to meet members of the team who are bringing the community to life. First up is Ted MacBeth, Vice President of Real Estate Development for Transforming Age, the organization behind Parkshore Juanita Bay.
I am Vice President of Real Estate Development for Transforming Age and have been involved with over 60 development projects ranging from new start-ups to redevelopment of existing communities nationwide. Specifically for this project, I am in charge of establishing the program, product positioning, and economics.
What sets it apart is location, location, location! The walkability scores are off the charts for this location thanks to beautiful setting along the shores of Lake Washington and nearby shopping, dining, and walking/biking trails.
It is not your typical retirement community tucked away in the suburbs. It’s a very unique, boutique product in a unique location offering only 50 independent living apartments. It will offer an upscale experience with high-end services and amenities, plus the location offers a number of activities nearby such as sailing or fine dining that will also attract younger population.
You’ve developed a number of communities. What makes you excited about this one?
It’s a new approach to senior living — a smaller niche independent living community in a beautiful location but at the same time it’s connected to the Transforming Age network providing the ability to transition to any of the sister communities when the time is right for more care.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a green building certification program with oversight through US Green Building Council. Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day.
Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building. In practice, it builds upon the classical building design goals of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. By enlarging the scope in this way, green building provides project teams a more robust framework to incorporate the three pillars of sustainability (people, planet and prosperity) in their projects. It’s very important to Transforming Age to be good stewards of the universe by creating green, healthy, and sustainable environments for our customer homes.
At Parkshore Juanita Bay, we have preserved the surrounding wetlands and the creek that runs through the community, chosen fauna that attracts local species, and offer a rooftop garden complete with a butterfly sanctuary and barrels to collect rainwater to repurpose. We will employ solar panels on the roof, have charging stations for electric vehicles, and inside we focus our finishes and materials on sustainability.
Ted grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where he met his wife of 33 years Margaret. They have 4 children together.
Ted resides with his family in Des Moines Iowa and enjoys golfing, biking, and long walks with Margaret.
Ted found a passion to work in the Senior living industry in order to build communities for seniors to stay active and vibrant during retirement as his parents and grand parents were not as fortunate to have the safety, security and social environment that a Senior Living community offers.