Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Grand Opening of Sonata Senior Living’s New Independent Living and Memory Care Community in Viera

MELBOURNE, FL–July 22, 2021–Sonata Senior Living and AEW Capital Management, L.P. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Sonata East at Viera, a luxury senior living community located in the master-planned community of Viera.

Florida Senator Debbie Mayfield, The Viera Company President, Todd Pokrywa, and Melbourne Regional Chamber President, Michael Ayers, joined Sonata Executives, AEW leadership, and other distinguished partners and community leaders.

“We are so excited to celebrate the grand opening of Sonata East at Viera,” said Shelley Esden, COO, Sonata Senior Living. “With this opening, Sonata now offers the full continuum of care in a campus setting. Sonata East at Viera will be number twelve in Sonata Senior Living’s portfolio, and we know the residents will love this community as much as we do.”

“We are excited to be partnering again with Sonata on this project, “ noted Tony Crooks, Managing Director, AEW Capital Management, and “happy to be a part of bringing new lifestyle offerings to Viera.”

Sonata East at Viera is a $36.3 million, resort-style rental community, located at 4206 Breslay Drive in Melbourne. It sits adjacent to the Viera V.A. Outpatient Clinic and across the street from Sonata Viera, Sonata’s well-established assisted living residence.

Sonata East at Viera is a masonry constructed community featuring 118 apartments with a mix of independent senior living apartments, and a smaller, intimate memory care unit.

VIP Founder’s Club Independent Living residents will officially move in early August, expanding Sonata Senior Living’s footprint in the Viera area.

“Sonata East at Viera takes senior living to a level above and beyond anything yet seen in Brevard County,” said Stuart Beebe, CEO, Sonata Senior Living. “Our focus was on creating not only a continuing care rental community but also a resort lifestyle experience underscored by infinite programs, the latest in safety and innovation, paired with services designed to surprise and delight our residents.”

The 88-unit independent living community will offer a large selection of one and two-bedroom floorplans, each with its own private balcony or sunroom, upgraded appliances, washer and dryer, and access to Sonata Senior Living’s signature resort-style amenities.

Unique community conveniences will include multiple dining locales and lounges, fresh grab-n-go bistro, military-themed “R&R” wine bar, resort-style heated pool, arts studio, billiards and game room, bocce ball court, off-leash dog park, lakeside pavilion, beauty salon, spa, and wellness/fitness center. Residents will also have access to covered parking, golf carts, and lushly landscaped outdoor areas for grilling, fishing, and recreation.

Sonata East at Viera’s location is near The Avenue Viera, featuring the area’s best in shopping, entertainment, and dining.

The 30-bed Memory Care unit will be based on Sonata’s award-winning Serenades Memory Care program. It features a purpose-built design comprising two intimate neighborhoods surrounding a secure courtyard with the latest security and safety technology. Serenades will uphold Sonata’s commitment to having licensed nursing on premises 24/7 and specialized certification of all staff providing care.

“The Sonata East project raises the bar in terms of senior living offerings in our master-planned community of Viera,” said Todd Pokrywa, President of The Viera Company. “Sonata Senior Living’s newest, luxury resort-style, senior living community fits into our big picture…residents can age in place in a community they love and are connected, and families have a fantastic option for aging parents that want or need to establish a residence in Viera.”

Future independent living and memory care residents can reserve a personalized tour to experience Sonata East at Viera by calling 321-341-9000.

About Sonata Senior Living

Sonata Senior Living is a privately-owned regional developer and operator of innovative senior living communities, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care options throughout Central and South Florida. Sonata is nationally recognized as a leader in the senior living industry and has earned multiple awards for research and evidence-based design and programming. Their philosophy is to help residents retain their independence and sense of self through a blend of signature programming, cutting-edge technology, a commitment to compassionate care, and best-in-class customer service. Sonata is led by an executive team that has been together since the company’s 2008 inception. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Sonata’s portfolio is comprised of 12 operational communities, plus one additional location under construction. For more information on Sonata Senior Living, visit www.sonataseniorliving.com

About AEW

Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage approximately $85.6 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe, and Asia (as of March 31, 2021). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, as well as additional offices in eight European cities. For more information, please visit www.aew.com.

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