News Release: Caddis opens second Heartis senior living community in Illinois

The national healthcare real estate firm, known for its Texas senior residences, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the community in Orland Park near Chicago

Heartis Village Orland Park

ORLAND PARK, Ill., and DALLAS, May 2, 2018 – Renowned for its many Heartis® senior living communities in Texas, Caddis™ recently opened its second assisted living and memory care senior residence in Illinois – in Orland Park, about 26 miles southwest of Chicago.

Officials at the national healthcare real estate firm, which is headquartered Dallas,  said the 94-unit, 89,950 square residence at 159th St. and Harlem Ave. is part of the firm’s continuing nationwide expansion. Caddis opened its first Illinois senior community in Peoria in the fall of 2016 and is developing two Heartis residences in Wisconsin. The firm also began expanding in the Southeast in the last two years.

“At Heartis, we believe it’s important to offer residents a place to live active and rewarding lives in an inviting, beautiful environment,” says Caddis CEO Jason Signor. “We’re pleased to introduce the amenity filled Heartis Village Orland Park to local residents and we’re sure they will find this to be a wonderful new housing option that meets and exceeds their and their loved ones’ needs.”

Caddis held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new senior residence April 12, which was attended by about 400 people. This included representatives from the Orland Park and Tinley Park Chambers of Commerce; Jud Jacobs, Caddis Executive Vice President Development & Partner; Katie Kleinsmith, Caddis Senior Vice President of Senior Living; Shawn Janus, Caddis Director Development; Eric Reiter, Caddis Senior Development Manager; Maria Oliva, Pathway to Living Chief Operating Officer; Nicole Barteki, Pathway to Living Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing; and Helen Brown, A Knew Day Memory Support Director.

Top: Heartis Village Orland Park. Bottom: Caddis, a national healthcare real estate firm, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Heartis Village Orland Park on April 12, which was attended by about 400 people including company executives, local residents and the Orland Park and Tinley Park Chambers of Commerce.

Speakers at the event included Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau; Jud Jacobs of Caddis; Maria Oliva from Pathway to Living; and KC Strough, Executive Director of Heartis Village Orland Park.

Both the Orland Park and Peoria communities are owned by a Caddis affiliate and are managed by Pathway to Living, a nationally recognized operator of senior living communities in the Chicago area and Wisconsin.

Heartis Village Orland Park offers an extensive wellness program and an integrated, in-house healthcare model with multiple levels of medical service. It also features a salon and spa with a therapeutic tub; two interior courtyards; a large dining room and a private dining room; delicious, chef-prepared meals; stimulating daily activities; an arts and crafts room; media room; licensed nursing services; beautifully landscaped grounds; 24-hour emergency call system; housekeeping and laundry services; personal transportation; assistance with the activities of daily living; and luxurious finishes.

The architect for the project was Austin, Texas-based Katus LLC and the general contractor was McShane Construction Company LLC, which is headquartered in Rosemount, Ill.

About Heartis

Caddis™, a national healthcare real estate firm based in Dallas, launched the Heartis senior living brand in early 2013 to reflect its mission of helping seniors live life to the fullest. In addition to Orland Park and Peoria, Caddis is currently developing or has opened Heartis communities near Milwaukee, Wis.; Suwanee and Fayetteville, Ga.; and in the Texas cities of Arlington, Bedford, Conroe, Fort Worth, Cleburne, Clear Lake, Cypress, Amarillo, Longview, San Antonio and Waco. Heartis communities provide high-quality, high-value services, programming and amenities; on-site personalized support; and inviting, caring home-like environments. For more information, please visit

About Pathway to Living

Pathway to Living is a privately held, Chicago-based company founded in 1997 and managed by an experienced team dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. Today, the company operates 22 communities consisting of over 1,300 assisted living units and over 600 senior apartments in the Chicagoland area and Wisconsin. Pathway’s operating approach is so unique and so deeply engrained in the company’s culture that they call it “VIVA!” VIVA! takes a whole new approach to resident wellness and person-centered care by integrating services that address physical needs as well as the all-important requirements of living a fulfilled and happy life.

A recognized leader in the industry, Pathway’s national acknowledgements include: The Assisted Living Federation of America’s 2014 Best of the Best Award for Pathway’s coordinated care program, winner of the International Council on Active Aging’s 2007, 2010 and 2012 Industry Innovator Award for the company’s activity-based programming, ranked from 2008 to 2014 as “Top 50” affordable seniors’ housing providers by Affordable Housing Finance, and ranked from 2008 to 2014 as a “Top 100” largest assisted living provider by the Assisted Living Federation of America. For more information, please visit

About Caddis

Caddis™ is a national real estate development, management and investment firm focused exclusively on healthcare real estate. The firm is comprised of experienced real estate professionals across various disciplines that provide clients with expertise in development, acquisition, financing, construction management, leasing, tenant representation, property management and accounting. Since its inception, Caddis has developed or acquired nearly two million square feet of medical assets valued in excess of $500 million. In its annual Construction and Design Survey, Modern Healthcare magazine recognized Caddis as the 9th largest healthcare development company in the United States. For more information about Caddis, please visit

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