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    Posted May 8, 2013 by
    Odessa, Texas

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    The Belaire Group Completes Orchard Park of Odessa

    The Belaire Group has successfully completed construction oversight of Orchard Park of Odessa, an assisted living and memory care facility in the Midland/Odessa market. Orchard Park is a 65,000 SF project with 57 units for assisted living and 40 units for memory care. The $11 million project was funded primarily by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) along with private equity. Located at 8050 Dr. Emmet Headlee St, Orchard Park has already received a Certificate of Occupancy and is now awaiting final inspection from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Service (TDADS).

    “We were very pleased to bring this project to a successful completion as the owner’s representative,” said Marco DePalma, CEO of The Belaire Group, a Dallas-based senior living consulting firm. “Our biggest obstacle was finding manpower in an area where a booming energy sector is drawing heavily on those resources, often putting other building projects at risk. However, as the owner’s rep, mitigating risk is our primary focus.”

    The Belaire Group was brought in by the owner and developer, McFarlin Group, in December 2010 and worked through project planning and then construction, to final completion.

    “Marco DePalma’s role, on behalf of The McFarlin Group, provided a keen insight to the construction process that allowed us, as the owner, to make pragmatic decisions during the many project-related challenges,” said Dustin Pridmore, principal for McFarlin Group.

    Orchard Park at Odessa features three interior landscaped courtyards, private dining amenities, special events venue, fitness and wellness areas, therapy rooms and a spa/salon. Additional services include transportation, wellness programs, weekly linen and housekeeping services and assistance with activities of daily living. It is conveniently located at the corner of Highway 191 and Faudree Road, and across from the MCH Wellness Center.

    Going forward it will be managed by Meridian Senior Living, with first available occupancy in mid April.

    About The Belaire Group
    The Belaire Group is a development consulting firm with experience across the spectrum of senior living, with successful projects, including CCRCs, spanning the United States. The Belaire Group offers a diverse set of services, from conceptual design assistance, constructability advice to performing as on-site owner’s representative during all phases of construction. During its successful history, The Belaire Group has built a solid track record of ensuring that senior-friendly design is incorporated in every project. This success reflects the proven combination of senior level expertise delivering a sound strategic approach, supported by hand-picked vendors and suppliers.

    Founded by CEO Marco DePalma in 2009, The Belaire Group reflects his own extensive development background, including 15 years focused solely on CCRCs. His senior level experience brings a strong personal competency in architecture and construction, which equips The Belaire Group to interact effectively with architects and engineers. This expertise allows each project to maintain design impact while aligning design within actual budget, schedule and constructability constraints. DePalma’s background includes extensive development in across a range of industries, including senior living, new hospital construction, corporate headquarters, pharmaceutical facilities, office buildings, middle income housing, rail station renovations, code and ADA updates, and historical restoration of landmark buildings. For more details, see The Belaire Group website at: www.thebelairegroup.com or call 214-695-5537.
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