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About Lifestyle Communities

Lifestyle Communities, LLC is founded on a deep understanding of both the development and marketing aspects of our business. The product of an evolution of expertise in multifamily housing services, Lifestyle Communities is inspired by past successes and backed by the knowledge, experience and support of a number of highly respected individuals and industry leaders. Our evolution gives Lifestyle Communities a uniquely credible, informed and broad perspective as a senior housing development and marketing firm.

Lifestyle Communities has strong ties with leading Twin Cities marketing, advertising, construction and design firms. We work closely with community and civic leaders and planners. Everyone works together in the pursuit of exceptional results related to the highest standards of design, cost-effectiveness, quality and livability, as well as an appreciation for the environment and community setting. Every collaborative project is focused on producing an excellent outcome that benefits us all.

The combined expertise and resources of the teams brought together by Lifestyle Communities make us uniquely qualified to conceive, present and develop truly significant projects that make lasting impressions.


Business Philosophy

Lifestyle Communities is strategically positioned to provide quality, innovative development, marketing and management services to the various dynamic growth sectors within the housing industry.

Lifestyle Communities has actively participated in virtually every area focusing within the multifamily housing industry — including development, marketing, and management of numerous multi-million dollar market and need-driven Senior Housing communities. Lifestyle Communities' passionate commitment has been ensuring that quality housing is available for those who both want and need a exceptional lifestyle.

The company encompasses vast knowledge of the housing industry. Since its formation, Lifestyle Communities has successfully provided various levels of pre-development, development and marketing services for two dynamic continuum of care facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area totaling over $50 million in value. Branded "The Seasons, a Lifestyle Community," these two award-winning properties offer 285 units of need driven rental housing to seniors in the northeast and southwest metro areas.

A vital part of the lifestyle at the developments Lifestyle Communities has helped create are the vast, highly programmed social spaces incorporated into the communities. Lifestyle Communities has brought a fresh perspective on what senior housing is and how it should be delivered. The inclusion of a grand entry space, large gathering areas with café/refreshment bar, fine arts studio, a spa/fitness and wellness center, barber/beauty salon, movie theatre, library, technology center, reflections center and gardening rooms have been important components of creating a community. Additionally, lifestyle restaurants have been incorporated into certain communities.

It is because of Lifestyle Communities perspective and experience that the philosophy of "Bringing Style to Life" is realized. We approach the development process from the consumer's point-of-view; direct involvement with the people who count most — the end-users of the product — to produce the magical something that inspires the creation of a community within a community.

Timothy F. Nichols, Principal

Tim is a graduate of the Arizona State University School of Business, where he majored in Real Estate Finance and Development.

Since the late 1980s Tim has been passionately serving the Multifamily Housing industry with creativity and flair. Dedicated to the philosophy of owning and operating synergistic boutique businesses within the real estate finance and development industry, Tim is nimble, experienced and focused, contributing to his being recognized as an industry leader.

Tim has successfully worked on numerous award winning developments involving virtually every type of multifamily housing. This includes new construction, substantial rehabilitation, and acquisition of general occupancy multifamily rental properties as well a myriad of specialized senior housing developments including independent living, assisted living, care suites, and memory care housing under a continuum of care model, and cooperative housing for active independent seniors. Tim has developed numerous senior housing communities with now over 800 units carrying the Gramercy and Summerhill names, totaling over $120 million in project value. The newest additions to the development portfolio includes 2 need-driven senior housing properties consisting of 284 units branded "The Seasons," totaling over $60 million in project value, awarded winner of the 2010 and 2011 "Best in Real Estate" award for Senior Housing Development.

Tim's knowledge of the development business is enhanced by his savvy in the multifamily finance arena. Tim co-founded a family-owned multifamily housing lending business with the philosophy of being a boutique real estate financial services company assisting clients with site selection, market analysis, building design, and construction analysis in conjunction with financing. From this, Tim earned a reputation as being much more than a lender; adding value functioning as an essential development partner. To date, Nichols has financed over 100 multifamily projects totaling well over a billion dollars.

Tim passionately continues to build on deep-rooted tradition and philosophy as he pursues opportunities within the dynamic real estate development industry in which he is known as a true leader.