The LaSalle Group is a privately owned company that has invested in and developed numerous successful residential, commercial, and senior citizen real estate projects throughout the United States. For the past ten years LaSalle has focused primarily on the senior independent and assisted living industry under the brands of Autumn Oaks and Autumn Leaves. Autumn Leaves residences are specialized assisted living facilities for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory impairment. Autumn Oaks residences are designed as active adult/independent and assisted living retirement communities for aging adults.
The LaSalle Group was founded in 1990 by Melvin ("Win") Warren, Jr., a seasoned real estate developer and entrepreneur. As a national commercial and residential real estate firm, LaSalle initially raised capital for the syndication of real estate tax credits. The properties included multi-family apartment complexes, several of which were age-restricted for senior adults. Working with these properties, Win recognized that an unprecedented market demand for high quality care for independent, aging adults would be created as "baby boomers" reached retirement. In 1998, based on careful analysis of demographic shifts and population age trends in the United States, Win redirected The LaSalle Group's focus to the development and management of assisted and independent living communities.
During the company's directional change LaSalle partnered with Jane Anderson, a registered nurse, who had been working in geriatrics and with one of the nation's leaders in dementia care for many years. Combining Win's real estate and business background with Jane's education in geriatric nursing and experience, The LaSalle Group created unique building and interior design elements for adults suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of memory impairment. In addition, Jane co-founded and structured Constant Care Management Company, to manage the daily operation and maintenance of the Autumn Leaves and Autumn Oaks residences.
Driven by their compassion for people and aspiration to help individuals and their families throughout the aging process, Win Warren and Jane Anderson recognized the importance of creating a "family business. As family members were brought into the company, the Warren's and Anderson's came together to develop the organizational framework that allowed LaSalle to address the lack of quality care for aging adults and optimally position the company to become an industry leader. The skill set of these individuals enabled The LaSalle Group to develop and document state-of-the-art processes, policies and procedures, and to meet the requirements of the state agencies which govern assisted living.
In February of 2000, the first Autumn Leaves residence located in Arlington, Texas, opened to immediate success, exceeding its original lease projections by reaching 100 percent occupancy in just 9 months. In 2002, the Autumn Oaks senior independent and assisted living residence was opened in Corinth, Texas. Driven by the increasing population afflicted with Alzheimer's and other memory impairments the core focus has been on the expansion of the Autumn Leaves brand.
Through the years The LaSalle Group has evolved and grown. With proven success and an exceptional reputation, the Autumn Leaves brand has gained momentum and visibility in the marketplace. After establishing a strong foothold in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, The LaSalle Group expanded its presence into the Chicago and Houston markets, and has opened 10 Autumn Leaves residences to date. During this time, the general contracting function was brought in-house, and a wholly owned subsidiary, Lake Superior Contracting, was formed. In 2008, the management of the company was transitioned to the next generation when Win's son, Mitchell Warren, became president.
The LaSalle Group will continue to develop and manage Autumn Leaves residences in under-served communities throughout the United States, following a well-developed strategic plan. Keeping a watchful eye on the business horizon, the company sees additional growth opportunities in ancillary services and other specialized real estate. – less–ZoomInfo