BETHLEHEM-As a second-generation, family run company, The Spinney Group understands the needs of Capital Region communities. Whether it’s development, construction management, or property management, the company works to deliver maximum value to its residents.
“We are more than just a roof over your head; we like to think of ourselves as a full-service residential property management firm that helps people live meaningful and fulfilling lifestyles,” said the Spinney Group’s President and CEO, Morgan Ruthman.
The Spinney Group’s current project, The Spinney at Van Dyke, is a model of how these values are put into action.
The Spinney at Van Dyke is a 220-unit active adult community in the town of Bethlehem. Currently, 102 units are completed and fully occupied, and the company is in the final two stages of the project, which were approved by the town this year. They broke ground on Phase Three and have begun sitework and infrastructure. Ruthman estimates that the project will take three to four years to complete in full.
“We’re excited about completing the project and providing a response to a clear demand for 55+ active living that is being communicated to us by the seniors in the community,” said Ruthman.
As an “active adult” community, The Spinney at Van Dyke features both cottage-style residences and robust wellness-focused lifestyle programs. It offers a wide selection of amenities, activities, and events for residents to enjoy.
“Our Lifestyle Director, Courtney Russell, presents an amazing range of programming,” said Ruthman. “We also have amenities at our clubhouse like a community garden, a pool and a gym. And we have clubs which we encourage residents to form on their own and which we support through our clubhouse.”
The Spinney Group has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from residents as a unique senior living community. Ruthman notes that there was a clear desire amongst senior residents in the town for a local active living community. The Spinney Group listened and is already seeing immense success in the first phases.
“The town of Bethlehem, I think, has recognized that The Spinney at Van Dyke is a great place for active seniors who want to stay local—that it is a wonderful addition to the town’s housing diversity,” said Ruthman.
Ruthman emphasized the importance of The Spinney Group’s ongoing commitment to property management, rather than restricting their focus to new development.
“There’s something to be said for our operating as the management company for assets which we have an ownership interest in, because we are personally invested in the outcomes for our employees and our residents,” said Ruthman. “We take resident satisfaction very seriously, and because we take it seriously, we also take employee satisfaction seriously. We have found that if we take good care of our staff then they take good care of our residents.”
The Spinney Group can be contacted by calling 518-475-9088, or by emailing [email protected].