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Richard Westin

Founder & Managing Partner

Richard Westin founded Agemark with partner Jesse Pittore in 1987. A senior living pioneer, he is passionate about creating exceptional living experiences for our residents. He is equally committed to sharing creative ideas and enthusiasm with the Agemark team. He served as CEO of the company from 1987 to 2022.

Prior to co-founding Agemark, Richard was a successful real estate syndicator and investor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California.

“When I helped found Agemark, I hoped it would become a company that was true to its mission of providing passionate care and fun for our residents, their families and for every member of our one thousand wonderful employees. Older folks who need our services also need to know that we care deeply for them and have their back every single day. It is an honor to bring love, compassion and joy to their lives. Treating people like family is the heart of what we do.”

Richard Westin

Founder & Managing Partner

Richard Westin founded Agemark with partner Jesse Pittore in 1987. A senior living pioneer, he is passionate about creating exceptional living experiences for our residents. He is equally committed to sharing creative ideas and enthusiasm with the Agemark team. He served as CEO of the company from 1987 to 2022.

Prior to co-founding Agemark, Richard was a successful real estate syndicator and investor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California.

“When I helped found Agemark, I hoped it would become a company that was true to its mission of providing passionate care and fun for our residents, their families and for every member of our one thousand wonderful employees. Older folks who need our services also need to know that we care deeply for them and have their back every single day. It is an honor to bring love, compassion and joy to their lives. Treating people like family is the heart of what we do.”

Jesse Pittore

Founder & Managing Partner

Jesse Pittore founded Agemark with partner Richard Westin in 1987. Dedicated to the performance and success of each community, he is responsible for overseeing the development and financing of Agemark acquisitions and expanion projects. He served as President of the company from 1987 to 2022.   

Prior to co-founding Agemark, Jesse specialized in renovating historic properties in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of California.   

“My favorite thing about Agemark is our people. Agemark employees truly love taking care of residents and have a genuine heart for those they serve.”   

Jesse Pittore

Founder & Managing Partner

Jesse Pittore founded Agemark with partner Richard Westin in 1987. Dedicated to the performance and success of each community, he is responsible for overseeing the development and financing of Agemark acquisitions and expanion projects. He served as President of the company from 1987 to 2022.   

Prior to co-founding Agemark, Jesse specialized in renovating historic properties in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of California.   

“My favorite thing about Agemark is our people. Agemark employees truly love taking care of residents and have a genuine heart for those they serve.”   

Forrest Westin

Managing Partner

After first working with the company in a consulting role, Forrest Westin came fully on board in 2004. He is dedicated to growing and developing exceptional communities for Agemark residents and families. Forrest focuses on development, acquisition, design and financing, as well as corporate management.   

Prior to joining Agemark, Forrest was a real estate developer and an investment banker. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

“I love that Agemark really is one big family, all working towards our goal of creating exceptional experiences for our residents and families.”   

Forrest Westin

Managing Partner

After first working with the company in a consulting role, Forrest Westin came fully on board in 2004. He is dedicated to growing and developing exceptional communities for Agemark residents and families. Forrest focuses on development, acquisition, design and financing, as well as corporate management.   

Prior to joining Agemark, Forrest was a real estate developer and an investment banker. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

“I love that Agemark really is one big family, all working towards our goal of creating exceptional experiences for our residents and families.”   

Michael Pittore

Managing Partner

Michael Pittore began full-time with Agemark in 2015. Committed to providing superior experiences for residents and families in new and underserved markets, Michael focuses on business development related to acquiring, financing and capitalizing new projects, as well as exploring new strategic partnerships in operations and marketing.   

Prior to working for Agemark, Michael spent eight years in real estate investment banking at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in both Europe and the USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cornell University.   

“Growing up in and around senior living, you might say that I didn’t choose the business, it chose me. I’m happy that’s the case. The work we get to do every day is changing the lives of those around us and it’s my privilege to be part of it.”   

Michael Pittore

Managing Partner

Michael Pittore began full-time with Agemark in 2015. Committed to providing superior experiences for residents and families in new and underserved markets, Michael focuses on business development related to acquiring, financing and capitalizing new projects, as well as exploring new strategic partnerships in operations and marketing.   

Prior to working for Agemark, Michael spent eight years in real estate investment banking at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in both Europe and the USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cornell University.   

“Growing up in and around senior living, you might say that I didn’t choose the business, it chose me. I’m happy that’s the case. The work we get to do every day is changing the lives of those around us and it’s my privilege to be part of it.”