James Westrich serves as Vice President of Owner Relations at Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC. He has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality and operations of senior living communities. Mr. Westrich started his career with Marriott Senior Living (“MSLS”) overseeing the hospitality and culinary operations in a variety of independent full-service campus-style communities.
Westrich later transitioned to Sunrise Senior Living through the sale of MSLS where he expanded his operational background in a variety of positions such as Executive Director, Project Manager, Operations Specialist and multi-unit oversight as Regional Director of Operations.
As Executive Director, Mr. Westrich improved operational performance by implementing cost-effective service enhancements that improve the lifestyle and add value to the communities. Communities under his leadership have grown occupancy through improved first impressions, higher resident and employee satisfaction, community involvement, and an “everybody sells” philosophy.
Mr. Westrich attended Brookdale Community College for Hotel and Restaurant Management, is ALF CORE trained, a ServSafe Certified Food Safety Instructor and NCCDP Certified Dementia Practitioner.