Phillip M. Anderson, Jr.
Phil Anderson is founder and President of The Genova Company. He is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience. From 1999 through 2006, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of CNL Retirement Properties, Inc., a $5.3 billion real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing properties and medical facilities. In 2006, CNL Retirement Properties was sold to Health Care Property Investors. At the time of the sale, CNL Retirement owned more than 270 properties, employed over 75 associates, and yielded an annualized 22% internal rate of return to the average investor. In 2006, he founded The Genova Company to pursue advisory services and other investments, which included advising a $100 billion global bank on U.S. investments. In 2008, Genova acquired Anderson Subaru, a family operated business.
Prior to joining CNL, Mr. Anderson worked with Hyatt Hotels, Classic Residence by Hyatt, and the Pritzker family from 1985 until 1998. As senior vice president of development and acquisition for Classic Residence by Hyatt, he oversaw the development and acquisition of upscale seniors’ housing facilities, including over $300 million of new development.
Mr. Anderson’s emphasis on strategic and financial planning led to profitable growth of both organizations. At CNL Retirement, his team started with no properties and, in just seven years, acquired more than 270 medical and senior living facilities. At Hyatt, the Pritzker family’s senior housing efforts grew from a start up company to a leader in the industry, growing through the acquisitions and project developments initiated by Mr. Anderson’s team. In both organizations, he developed a reputation for sourcing opportunities, consensus building, successful negotiation, and disciplined financial transactions. He has demonstrated an ability to listen to all views, define win-win solutions, and make reasonable, informed decisions with clarity.
Mr. Anderson has been a member of the American Senior Housing Association since 1994. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries (NIC) and as a board member to Westminster Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit operator of continuing care retirement communities.
Mr. Anderson served his community as an elected City Commissioner for the City of Winter Park form 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Anderson received a B.S. with honors in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.