IDG developments are private investment ventures owned and funded by Integrated Development Group and the National Electrical Benefit Fund. When development is completed, operations of these luxury Continuing Care Retirement Communities will be overseen by The Garlands Exceptional Management Services (GEMS).


Integrated Development Group LLC is a Chicago-based real estate development firm that specializes in senior living. Prior to founding Integrated Development Group in 2006, Matthew K. Phillips, president, was a senior executive with Classic Residence by Hyatt where he had responsibility for $1+ billion of senior living development projects.


The National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF; is a $10+ billion pension fund. Founded in 1946, NEBF was created by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association, forming a sound retirement plan to ensure the financial security of workers in the electrical industry across the United States. NEBF ranks as the third largest Taft-Hartley pension fund in the United States. Real estate is a key component of NEBF’s investment program.  NEBF is an active investor in senior living development, with projects in New York, Chicago, Virginia Beach, Rhode Island and Emeryville, CA.


The Garlands Exceptional Management Services (GEMS)—also an affiliate of 850 Investors LLC and Briarcliff Manor Investors LLC—is an experienced property management company specializing in luxury Continuing Care Retirement Communities. GEMS currently operates The Garlands of Barrington ( and is providing pre-opening operation services at 850 Lake Shore Drive (, a luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community in Chicago, IL, and The Club at Briarcliff Manor (, a luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community in Briarcliff Manor, NY.