Chief Executive Officer
Brian Clarke is the founder and CEO of Abby Development. Mr. Clarke is responsible for the growth and strategic planning of the company. Founded in 1999, Abby specializes in seniors housing and multi-family development, construction and management. Mr. Clarke’s experience also includes the development and management of Class A office and build-to-suit retail.
Mr. Clarke’s management skills and affinity for working with seniors were forged in the mid-1990s as the owner, president and CEO of Life Medical, a medical and rehabilitation equipment company. His interest in senior lifestyle enhancement quickly led to hands on involvement in the design and development of seniors housing communities.
After selling his medical company in the late-90s, Mr. Clarke recognized a void in quality senior living facilities in secondary markets and subsequently began financing and developing facilities throughout East Texas. In 1999, he developed Arabella of Kilgore. Shortly thereafter, he developed The Hamptons Retirement Community in Tyler, TX, the first continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in East Texas, featuring independent-living apartments and cottages, assisted living and memory-care. Since then, Brian has developed, designed and constructed numerous CCRC’s throughout Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi.