The Opus Group® Announces Completion of Aspired Living, an Assisted Living Development in La Grange, Illinois


​The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of Aspired Living of La Grange, an assisted living community, located just outside of downtown Chicago. Similar to other large cities across country, the Chicago area population is aging. According to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), more than one million area residents are age 65 or older, and by 2050, that number is expected to increase by 80 percent.

As community members continue to age, new developments such as Aspired Living will offer a continuum of care options for prospective residents. The five-story facility includes 117 units, 85 of which are designated for assisted living and 32 units are for memory care residents.

In addition to providing various unit options, the building also offers services tailored for its community members, including a therapy and fitness center, salon, spa, library, art and crafts room, casual and formal dining areas, a movie theater, chapel, and two courtyards.

“We recognize the shifting demographics across the country and we've prioritized the needs of the aging population in La Grange and the greater Chicago area through this partnership with Pathway to Living," said Jim Caesar, regional vice president at Opus. “We value our role in bringing a new senior living development to this suburban community that is nearby numerous amenities including a park and retail and restaurant options."

“Opus has been a terrific partner in bringing this project to life," said Peg Blackall, vice president of design and construction at Waterton, the parent company of Pathway to Living. “Thanks to the team's design and construction expertise, we were able to deliver a beautiful community designed to provide well-appointed and welcoming spaces for residents to live their most active lives."

This is Opus' second project in La Grange. Uptown La Grange, an upscale multifamily development, is just minutes away from the Metra Station and was completed in 2017.

Using its unique design-build approach known as Opus DB3, Opus has delivered millions of square feet, including remodels, tenant improvements and new construction projects, across all sectors. 

Opus was the design-builder, architect and structural engineer of record for the project. Behles + Behles was the design-architect and Pathway to Living is the owner and developer.

About The Opus Group:

The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, student living, senior living, institutional and retail projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.

About Pathway to Living:

Founded in 1997, Pathway to Living is a Chicago-based developer, owner and operator of senior housing communities. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of community types – senior apartment, independent living, assisted living and memory support – spanning 29 properties and approximately 2800 units in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Pathway to Living is owned by Waterton, a Chicago-based real estate investor and operator with real estate assets under management totaling $5.3 billion as of March 31, 2020. For more information, please visit and