Owen Mark Sanderson
Owen Mark Sanderson has extensive experience in real estate as an investor, property owner and manager. An attorney, he began working in the real estate field when he was 25. He has worked with a range of residential and commercial properties both large and small primarily in the Northeast and Florida.
In recent years he has focused on senior living communities in Florida including Vero Palm Estates, a 1,000-home property for residents 55 and older in Vero; and Heron Cay, a gated community of 885 condominium homes with extensive amenities for residents 62 and older. While all of the homes are sold out, he owns the land and provides all property management services.
The plans for The Village in the Hudson Valley, call for creating a “life plan” community that will provide independent living single-family homes. Amenities include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with large and small kitchens for resident gatherings of family and friends. There will be a spacious indoor swimming pool. An extensive array of services will be available including a local area shuttle and a town car for travel to area attractions. The adjacent assisted living community will provide 24-hour emergency medical services.
The one- and two-bedroom homes will range in size from 1,200 to 1,400 square feet. The two thirds of the 53-acre property will be open space with a walking path. The plan includes construction of sidewalks and traffic improvements to Route 9W.
Mark’s approach to The Village is to provide new housing opportunities for older residents at affordable prices. “This is a tremendous opportunity to create a beautiful property that will enable older residents of the Highland and the Town of Lloyd to remain in the community without all the demands and costs of maintaining a single-family home. I am confident that The Village in the Hudson Valley will be a tremendous asset for the entire town.”
Ronald J. DeVito
Ronald J. DeVito is the founder and CEO of the Concordia Senior Communities. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1962 and has been a practicing attorney since, specializing in the development, financing and construction of real estate projects. He is counsel to the law firm of Harras, Bloom & Archer, LLP.
Ron served as a Director of Southeastern Retirement Communities over a period of six years, a North Carolina based company that developed, owned and operated assisted living facilities and five large Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the Southeastern United States. In that role, he accumulated a great deal of experience in all aspects of the development, ownership and operations of senior housing in a congregate setting, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities.
In 2003, the Carlyle Group, a multinational investment company, purchased Huntington Terrace, an assisted living facility developed and owned by Ron. Carlyle selected Ron to operate its assisted living facilities in the State of New York. As Carlyle’s Licensed Operator, he operated three facilities and served as a managing consultant with respect to a fourth over a period of seven years.
During the period from 2003 to 2015, Ron also served as General Counsel to Senior Housing Global Advisors, a Florida based company that serves as a consultant to owners and operators of senior housing and assisted living facilities on a national level.
Paul Cohen has over 47 years of experience in the construction industry as a Construction Manager, Project Manager, General Contractor and Expert Witness. His expertise involves project field of Commercial, Health and Hospital, Municipal, Residential, Rehab/Renovation & Landmark Restoration, and Property Development.
Paul is also a seasoned and successful Owner’s Representative. Paul and his consulting firm, River Valley Consulting Inc., is currently the Owner Representative for the Developer of the Village in the Hudson Valley. In addition to being the Owner Representative, Paul is a Partner and Construction Manager for the development. Paul is a resident of Highland and has extensive knowledge of the area.
Paul is an effective hands-on professional with field engineering experience and a broad knowledge of commercial, hospitality, entertainment, hi-end housing, senior residential and affordable housing as well as assisted living and nursing home facilities, healthcare, industrial, High Rise multi-family / mixed use, municipal, transportation and educational.
Overseeing and supervising architects, engineers, consultants, project supervisors in addition to supervising large numbers of employees and subcontractors, on multiple projects throughout New York City (including Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, L.I.), Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam & Orange Counties in New York State.
He has garnered productive relationships with Towns, Counties, City Municipalities, Attorneys and Owners in property development, design-build/design criteria, construction management, quality controls, including but not limited to project development and approval, and with an NYU Certificate in Construction Law has been involved in resolutions with complex contract negotiations and disputes, Arbitration and Mitigation efforts, as well as Union and Prevailing Wage workout resolutions.
Paul has also work with and established productive long-term relationships with: MTA, Metro North RR, L.I.R.R., New York City School Construction Authority, George Washington Bridge/Port Authority, DASNY, HPD of NY, NYC Health and Hospitals Corp, NYC Dept. of Correction, D.D.C.N.Y., U.S. Dept. of Labor, D.O.B., D.O.T, D.E.P & OSHA, Army Corps of Engineers and N.Y.C. Labor Unions.
He is experienced and proactive in conforming with ADA compliance, Regulatory factions and NYC, State and Local building Codes, LEED / Green Building and Energy Star construction, SWAC and OSHA Certified.