Douglas MacLatchy ~ CEO
Drawing on more than 30 years of leadership experience in senior living, finance and corporate real estate, Doug MacLatchy leads the executive team as CEO of Amica Senior Lifestyles. Under Doug’s stewardship, Amica has grown from a start-up to a highly valued senior living brand with 31 residences and 2,950 employees.
Doug began his mission to make senior living better for seniors when he founded BayBridge Senior Living in 2010. After acquiring Amica Mature Lifestyles in 2015, he amalgamated the two companies to form Amica Senior Lifestyles. In doing so, Doug changed the retirement business model to focus on enriching seniors’ lives by developing purpose-built residences providing excellent hospitality, amenities and personalized care that adapts to residents’ evolving needs. Thanks to industry-leading occupancy success and ongoing growth in opening multiple new locations per year, Amica is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of senior lifestyles residences.
Doug has held senior leadership roles at two Canadian banks, two senior living companies and three integrated real estate businesses. He proudly founded two of these entities. Doug began working in senior living in 2000 with Sunrise Senior Living. Subsequently, in 2004, he headed up the initial public offering of Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT); he held the role of CEO of Sunrise REIT from inception to its successful sale in 2007, when it sold for $2.5 billion, giving investors a return of 37%.
His vision for enriching the lives of seniors — by creating a premium, personalized experience with discerning care — sets the standard for all new Amica builds.
Doug holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
He is Chair of the board for the Amica Helping Hands Charity, supporting Canadian seniors in need.