Northbridge Companies Co-Founder and CEO James Coughlin to Speak at the 11th Annual Boston Senior Housing Facilities Summit on Sept. 16

James Coughlin

WALTHAM, MA–Boston Real Estate Times, the region’s integrated online, print and video real estate magazine, announced that Northbridge Companies Co-Founder and CEO James Coughlin will speak at its 11th Annual Boston Senior Housing Facilities Summit on Sept. 16, 2021.

The 11th Senior Housing Facilities Summit is organized by the Boston Real Estate Times, which has hosted this summit for the last 11 years.

The Sept. 16th summit will be held virtually due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. The event will start on Zoom at 9:30 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM>

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Mr. Coughlin is the co-founder, CEO and CIO of The Northbridge Companies. As a serial
entrepreneur, he has founded and lead multiple companies over the past 30 years. Prior to
co-founding Northbridge in 2004, Mr. Coughlin served as a partner and senior executive in a senior housing start up. He was instrumental as Director of Acquisitions and Capital Markets, growing the platform from a single asset to 27 communities prior to its successful sale to a national operator.

As CEO of Northbridge, Mr. Coughlin has driven the growth of the company earning the recognition by INC Magazine’s Top 5000 fastest growing companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. From inception, the company has grown from a single business unit focused on the development of senior housing, to a vertically integrated senior housing platform. The platform now includes a dedicated advisory company providing critical operational, financial and marketing expertise to REIT’s, private equity investors, banks and other operators, a development company that has successfully developed over 15 communities in New England, a senior housing management company with over 1,500 employees, and an asset management company that oversees the senior housing investments on behalf of family offices, institutions, pension funds and individuals. To date the organization has completed over $1 billion in transactions.

Mr. Coughlin serves on Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospital – Needham board, serving on its real estate, philanthropy, and strategic planning sub-committees. He also is the chair of Massachusetts Assisted Living Associations’ foundation. Additional board positions include, Lord Hobo Brewing Company and Valterra Partners, a private equity platform that specializes in providing growth capital to start ups.

The summit will focus on challenges and opportunities face by the Senior and Assisted Living industry in the face of the current pandemic, including rising healthcare costs, an ageing population, increased longevity and the state of demand for senior living facilities.

Other topics include: How does 2021 and beyond look like for assisted living, senior housing and health rehabilitation centers in the context of the current pandemic? Despite the demand, why has occupancy fell or remained flat and why have construction starts been lower than expected in recent years? How has COVID-19 affected the industry and what should the industry do to deal with future pandemics?

Date: Sept. 16, 2021

Venue: Zoom Webinar

9:30 am: Welcome

9:40 am: Honoring Robert Larkin, CEO, Senior Living Residences.

9:55 am – 11:00 am:  Panel Discussion and Q/A.

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