James Gray

President and Founder

James Gray founded Bridgewood Property Company in 2002 and serves as the company’s president. His role encompasses strategic, financial, and marketing operations for the company’s multiple properties. Prior to 2002, Gray served as president of Cypress Senior Living, Inc., a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that developed and managed senior living communities across the U.S. under the Town Village brand. The brand assets were valued at more than $300 million and included more than 2000 units.

Previously, Gray served as principal of Cypress Realty, Inc., providing real estate investment and advisory services. He also served as managing director for Trammell Crow Company, where he was responsible for the Industrial Division of the Houston, Texas office. Gray received his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Accounting from Washington & Lee University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

jgray@bridgewood.us 713.623.6767, ext. 202

Jim Hepburn

Vice President of Development & Construction

Every construction project has three key participants. The Owner, Architect and Contactor each strive for the same objective, but from unique perspectives. Since graduating from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a degree in Building Construction, Jim has been fortunate to perform each of these roles. He has served as a contract administrator for Spring Branch ISD, managed the Houston division of PI Construction, and spent 15 years as a Partner and Director of Construction Administration for House+Partners Architecture & Planning. As a member of the design team, Jim has worked on seven Bridgewood developments since 2004. He joined Bridgewood in January 2017 as Vice President of Development and Construction bringing 35 years of experience in the construction industry.

John Wachob


John Wachob has managed all phases of construction throughout his 35-year career in the construction industry. His extensive experience in estimating, scheduling, subcontractor coordination, material procurement, and job site organization enables Bridgewood Property Company to maximize efficiency and assure quality. Prior to Bridgewood, Wachob served as vice president of construction for Cypress Senior Living, overseeing the development of independent living communities for the firm. Previously Wachob served for many years as vice president of operations for Century Builders, Inc., a Houston based commercial general contractor.

David Clement

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Retirement Center Management

David Clement has served as chief financial officer for Retirement Center Management since its founding in 1996. In addition to his experience as a senior housing financial executive, David served from 1989 to 1996 as controller and chief financial officer of Perceptive Scientific Instruments, Inc. (PSI), an international technology company servicing the medical industry. Before joining forces with PSI, Mr. Clement began his career at White, Petrov & McHone accounting firm in 1985. David received his bachelors of business administration in accounting from Sam Houston State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dr. Micahel Buxbaum

Chief Wellness Director, Retirement Center Management

Dr. Michael Buxbaum is a Board-Certified Family Practice Physician with an office practice in the Houston Medical Center. Dr. Buxbaum serves as a staff physician at multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and is associated with the Memorial Hermann Physician Network serving as an Advanced Primary Care Physician. Dr. Buxbaum is a Cum Laude honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth in 1998, Dr. Buxbaum completed a Family Practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston in 2001 where he was awarded the honor of Chief Resident and received awards for Senior Resident of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to the Residency Program.

Diann DiFrancesco

Sr. Vice President of Operations,
Retirement Center Management

Diann DiFrancesco serves as the Regional Director of Operations for Retirement Center Management. She has worked for publicly held senior living companies and for a private Continuing Care Retirement Community. Her vast experience in senior living includes Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, conversions and start-up communities. Prior to joining RCM, Diann had worked with Sunrise Senior Living, Greystone, and Emeritus Senior Living. She attended the State University of New York Utica/Rome and received a Bachelor Degree in Health Services Management. Diann became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 1987 and has her assisted living certification.

Lynn Wallace

Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing,
Retirement Center Management

Lynn Wallace brings a remarkable energy and insight relevant to the senior housing industry and joined the Retirement Center Management team in 2013.  Prior to joining the team, Lynn has held Property, Regional and Executive Management positions for the past 16 years for some of the most reputable companies in senior housing development and management.  Her responsibilities included overseeing the sales and marketing for more than 20 new project developments from start to finish, coordinating the many moving parts, while keeping the values, goals and vision of the community as the central theme.  Lynn focuses on building brand recognition and increasing census through effective marketing and inspiring teams to share a common vision for success.

Cynthia Lamison

Regional Director of Resident Care,
Retirement Center Management

A seasoned business and clinical professional, Cynthia has worked in the senior care industry for more than 30 years. Her compassion for nursing and uncompromising advocacy for care and the quality of life of seniors in skilled, long term care, assisted and independent living has been the driving force of her success. Cynthia has a Bachelors in Business and Health Administration from University of Phoenix, and has a Texas Long Term Care Administrators License.

Toni Craig

Regional Director of Resident Programs

Toni Craig has a vast professional business background and history with over 30 plus years experience and knowledge in customer service, marketing, technology and operations. She brings an amazing passion and dedication to the senior housing industry due to her love and commitment of working with seniors. Toni joined the Retirement Center Management team in 2011. Her responsibilities include creating and implementing innovative ideas and requirements for a variety of specialized programs uniquely targeted and designed for our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities that will ultimately enhance our resident’s quality of life and improve their social, recreational, and overall health and well being.