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Tucson, Ariz – Watermark Retirement Communities has named Andrea Ellen as managing director of new project development. Ellen will oversee operations and branding for communities Watermark is developing and building through its strategic growth plan.

Ellen previously served as vice president, marketing and communications for Maplewood Senior Living and chief branding officer for Inspir. Her career spans two decades of executive leadership in the luxury senior housing, hospitality and healthcare industries.

Among the communities Watermark is currently developing is The Watermark at Westwood Village, located in a 14-floor former University of California, Los Angeles dormitory situated on the edge of UCLA’s campus. The company also has under development The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights in New York City, located near the famed Promenade, with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. Other projects are underway in California’s Napa Valley, Tucson and elsewhere.

Watermark, ranked as the nation’s 13th leading senior living operator by the American Seniors Housing Association, currently operates over 50 communities across the United States.

About Watermark Retirement Communities® Inc.
For three decades, Watermark Retirement Communities has created extraordinary and innovative communities where people thrive. Watermark communities are known for highly trained associates, a lifestyle built on choice, and innovative programs including the award-winning Watermark University featuring a wide variety of engaging classes for residents and area seniors. A privately held company with a reputation for service, innovation, integrity and financial stability, Watermark manages over 50 retirement communities coast to coast. Based in Tucson, Watermark is ranked as the nation’s 13th-leading senior housing operator by the American Seniors Housing Association. Visit for more information.


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