Guest Blog by Miller Commerce- Local Developer Rides the Wave of the Silver Tsunami and Introduces New Subsidiary to Focus Exclusively on Senior Housing

Heather Johansen

On January 1, 2011, the oldest Baby Boomers turned 65, and every day for the next 19 years, about 10,000 more will cross that threshold. In fact, by 2030, 18% of the nation’s population will be retirement age. That means the golden years are here for many, and one local company is getting ahead of the Silver Tsunami and creating a variety of housing options right here in the Ozarks, exclusively for the vibrant, dynamic seniors of today. Matt E. Miller’s development firm, Miller Commerce, is introducing a new subsidiary, Miller Living Communities, to serve the area’s rapidly growing 55+ population.

Miller Commerce is known for creating innovative spaces, and Miller Living Communities will capitalize on their experience serving niche housing markets by focusing solely on providing area seniors with best in class residential lifestyle choices.

“The face of the senior population is changing, and today people are active, community oriented, and have different lifestyle expectations,” Miller says. “Our team has been fortunate to develop some great partnerships, and together we’ve been able meet those needs and connect the right people with the right place.”

As one of the pioneers of downtown redevelopment, Miller knows what it takes to think outside the box and serve the needs of specific demographics. The track record of successful developments that Miller has spearheaded include the renovation of the Brick City group of buildings, which transformed icehouses into the home of Missouri State University’s Art and Design Program. He also led the group that brought the first by-the-bed student housing to Springfield, was the first to build LEED Certified residential property with The Monroe, and the first to build green housing with Eko Park.

Miller was also part of the team that changed the game for senior living in Springfield ten years ago with The Fremont. Since then, he has expanded his portfolio by developing several best in class communities that offer an innovative senior living spaces. For example, Tera Vera, which was recently developed, is a sophisticated gated community offers stress-free, upscale living for Springfield’s 55+ with every detail centered around supporting active lifestyles. The recently opened Birch Pointe Health & Rehabilitation raised the bar on short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and dementia care. Turner’s Rock on East Sunshine, Miller’s latest project, will be another game changer, and brings the Springfield community a state-of-the-art resort style facility designed to meet resident’s short and long-term healthcare needs.

The Miller Living Communities team is currently working on a number of new local communities, each delivering a unique, best in class lifestyle to residents. Projects include Turner’s Rock and Turner’s Pointe, a Continuum of Care Retirement Community that will include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and a Skilled Nursing Facility, as well

as Mission Ridge, an Independent Living/Assisted Living Community with services geared towards veterans, and a yet to be unveiled, top-rated Independent Living apartment community along with TLC Properties.

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