About Us

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It Started With a Ground Breaking Idea
That Grows More Vital Every Day.

For over two decades The Peninsula Regent is what the Founding Members envisioned: a place where people could lead active, hassle-free lives in a casually elegant environment.

Photo at left: The Founding Members at the groundbreaking ceremony for The Peninsula Regent, 1986.

The Vision

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Live In Balance With Your Surroundings.

Casual elegance is the standard at The Peninsula Regent. From the beautifully designed interiors to the rose garden and elegant dining rooms, you’re sure to appreciate the attention to detail and warm, gracious atmosphere.

Living at The Peninsula Regent is all about enrichment and convenience. Our unique, cross-shaped layout means everything is easily accessible. Relax by the fire in our intimate library, entertain your grandchildren, family and friends in either the bistro or dining room, or take a swim in our indoor pool. There are over 50,000 square feet of member areas, including four quarter-acre courtyards. Plus, our comfortable penthouse guest suites are available for visits from family and friends. It’s your life, your way.

Our Members Tell It Best

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Agnieszka Winkler & Art Lund

  • Art was a Captain in the Marine Corps, a lawyer and bank chairman. Agnieszka founded a high tech advertising agency
  • She was born in Rome, he Washington. They both landed in California for school and stayed
  • For fun, she likes to travel, Art is a pilot, and they both enjoy time with the grand kids
  • When she is not advising CEOs, she serves on the boards of two universities and a non-profit
  • They call The Peninsula Regent home

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Ellen Snee

  • She was born and educated in New York City
  • Earned a Doctorate at Harvard in women’s psychological development, and started her own firm to provide resources and programs for Fortune 500 companies
  • Now she is writing a book, while continuing to coach women executives
  • She makes time for regular trips to hear the San Francisco Symphony
  • Home is The Peninsula Regent for Ellen and her husband Richard

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Tory Hartmann

  • She was a realtor, broker and owned a stationery design business
  • A native of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • You can find her novel, First Friday, on Amazon
  • A passionate volunteer and world traveler
  • Tory calls The Peninsula Regent Home

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Jeff & Cheryl Hylton

  • Cheryl is a teacher, fundraiser and docent at the Filoli Estate, while Jeff is a psychotherapist
  • Jeff comes from Florida via Louisiana. Cheryl hails from The Windy City
  • They both love adventure travel. Additionally, Cheryl enjoys the theater and ballet
  • Jeff stays in shape for skiing by swimming laps in the pool and doing yoga
  • When they aren't traveling, The Peninsula Regent is home

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Deborah Tindale

  • A former high school teacher, counselor and administrator
  • Born in California, raised on the East Coast and educated in the Mid-West
  • Actively volunteers, helps out with grandchildren and loves her cats, Piper and Stacey
  • Is a groupie with a Celtic rock band
  • Calls The Peninsula Regent her home

Members Profiles

Accomplished people living life their way:

Phil Fox

  • Born and educated in Pennsylvania
  • Phil had an illustrious career as a stockbroker
  • He is a card shark with a disarming wink
  • His love of cards is only surpassed by his love of dancing
  • He calls The Peninsula Regent Home
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FAQs

We know that you probably have many questions. We’ve tried to answer some of them below. If we haven’t addressed all of your questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Q: How can determine if The Peninsula Regent is right for me?

A: Many factors, such as resources and personal preferences, make each situation unique. However, people who choose The Peninsula Regent usually have these things in common:

  • Enjoy an active, well-balanced lifestyle, are in good health, and wish to expand their freedom
  • Desire the peace of mind of on-site wellness programs
  • Want to “lock and leave”—simplify their lives and free themselves of home maintenance responsibilities and daily chores
  • Enjoy a stimulating environment and opportunities for socializing
  • Want to maintain the financial and tax benefits of home ownership and preserve equity
  • Don’t wish to burden family or friends with potential caregiving responsibilities

Q: I’m only 60. Why should I make the move now?

A: It’s smart to consider your options while you’re healthy and active. Waiting to consider moving until health issues arise can make a big difference in the type of community in which you live. At the Regent, you have endless opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Our members have the freedom to continue with their careers, pursue new passions, travel, engage in lifelong learning—or simply relax in a beautiful setting. Every day, they tell us how glad they are to be here and how happy they are that they didn’t wait to become part of this very special community.

Q: Is there a minimum age to become a member of The Peninsula Regent?

A: The minimum age is 60.

Q: What’s included in my monthly fee?

    A: Your monthly membership fee at The Peninsula Regent covers the following services and amenities:

  • Flexible dining in the dining room, bistro, room service or take out; member choice of breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service for sheets and towels
  • Maintenance of most major appliances
  • 24-hour security services
  • A variety of clubs and committees, from theater to hiking and bocce ball
  • Cultural, recreational, educational and social programs, including speakers, concerts, museums, theater, symphony, sporting events and more
  • Scheduled transportation available for excursions and trips to the mall, grocery and drug stores, dry cleaners, etc., plus scheduled car service to local doctors
  • Holiday parties, happy hours and social events
  • Team of marketing professionals, including licensed Realtors®, to help in purchasing or selling your membership and condominium
  • Assigned parking in secured, gated, underground garage
  • On-site storage, upon availability
  • All maintenance of courtyards, pool, and spa; water, garbage, and common area utilities; and free Wi-Fi on club level and penthouse
  • Personal utilities included are basic cable TV, water, garbage, recycling, and emergency call system
  • Freedom to travel (“lock and leave”)
  • Time to pursue your life’s passions

Please note, other services are available at an additional charge.

Q: Does The Peninsula Regent offer Assisted Living? What about skilled nursing?

A: There is an Assisted Living wing onsite; it consists of 20 private studios with closets and private bathrooms, as well as a lounge and dining room. This area is monitored 24 hours a day by a licensed nurse and care associates, supervised by the Director of Health and Wellness Services. Our Assisted Living associates provide observation and care to those who require assistance with daily living, like bathing, grooming, and medication management. We provide four levels of assisted living care and hospice, available in your home or in our 20 private suites. There is no skilled nursing facility on site. If a member requires skilled nursing, The Peninsula Regent associates will collaborate with the facility chosen by the member and his/her family.

Q: Do I need my own car at The Peninsula Regent?

A: One of the best things about The Peninsula Regent is our location; we are near Central Park and a wide variety of businesses and shops. Many of our members do own cars, but find they can easily get around the neighborhood without driving. For your convenience, Uber, Lyft, and taxi services will pick you up at your front door or The Regent car service can be scheduled to local destinations. Additionally, the CalTrain station with routes to San Francisco, the South Bay, and BART (for transit to the San Francisco Airport, East Bay and surrounding areas), is nearby as well.

Q: Is there transportation provided for medical appointments?

A: Yes. Members can arrange for The Peninsula Regent car service to take them to medical, dental or hospital appointments, Monday through Friday.

Q: Can I entertain guests?

A: Absolutely. This is your home. Business partners, family, and friends are encouraged and welcome any time to dine with you in the main dining room, the bistro, and at Sunday Brunch. They’re invited to join you for holiday festivities and outdoor barbecues, too. Our catering department can design your party the way you want in your home, or you can reserve our private dining room or penthouse ballroom. Four penthouse guest suites are available for overnight visitors.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: Yes. The Peninsula Regent is a pet-friendly community.

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“It started with a groundbreaking idea.
And grows more vital every day.”

Sarah Stolow, Founding Member

What Is Special About The Peninsula Regent?

The Peninsula Regent encourages you to live on your terms, with the freedom to enrich your lifestyle and pursue your life-long interests. You also have the financial advantage of home ownership and equity preservation; not all 60+ communities offer this. And when you need help, you’ll have access to wellness programs and our Assisted Living wing. Beyond these obvious benefits, The Peninsula Regent also offers:

  • A vibrant sense of community
  • Flexible dining in the dining room, bistro, room service or take out; member choice of breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service for sheets and towels
  • Maintenance of most major appliances
  • 24-hour security services
  • A variety of clubs and committees, from theater to hiking and bocce ball
  • Cultural, recreational, educational and social programs, including speakers, concerts, museums, theater, symphony, sporting events and more
  • Scheduled transportation available for excursions and trips to the mall, grocery and drug stores, dry cleaners, etc., plus scheduled car service to local doctors
  • Holiday parties, happy hours and social events
  • Team of marketing professionals, including licensed Realtors®, to help in purchasing or selling your membership and condominium
  • Assigned parking in secured, gated, underground garage
  • On-site storage, upon availability
  • All maintenance of courtyards, pool, and spa; water, garbage, and common area utilities; and free Wi-Fi on club level and penthouse
  • Personal utilities, which include basic cable TV, water, garbage, recycling, and emergency call system
  • Freedom to travel (“lock and leave”)
  • Time to pursue your life’s passions
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Leadership

The leadership team at The Peninsula Regent is innovative and offers a diverse culture for associate engagement that delivers excellent service—creating a consistently exceptional member experience. Their stories speak for themselves:

Team Profiles

Marianne Nannestad
Executive Director

  • Serves The Peninsula Regent as Executive Director since 2009
  • Originates from Sweden
  • Held various director and management roles at Bay Area retirement communities
  • Began her career in hospitality working with some of San Francisco’s top hotels and restaurants
  • Is curious about almost everything

Team Profiles

Bryan Lewis
Director, Membership Services
Broker/Realtor®

  • Grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Has owned and managed companies, as well as held the position of President and CEO
  • Joined The Peninsula Regent in 2012, where he has helped maintain occupancy at over 94%
  • Currently serves as Broker, Realtor and Director of Membership Services
  • Likes helping his kids tinker with their cars

Team Profiles

Valerie Fox
Membership Services Associate
Broker/Realtor®

  • Degrees in psychology and adult education come in handy on a daily basis
  • Joined The Peninsula Regent in 2009 as Broker and Realtor
  • Has over 25 years of real estate broker experience
  • Is deeply committed to helping active-minded people make the right decision about their future
  • Trained for and completed the AVON 39 Walk for the Cure

Team Profiles

Terrie Cordoza
Membership Services Associate
Realtor®

  • Long-time San Mateo County resident
  • 20 years experience working in public service and safety
  • Previously a mortgage broker and currently a licensed Realtor
  • Promoted from Marketing Associate to Real Estate Agent at The Regent
  • Loves bicycling along the coast

Team Profiles

Gwen Bowen
Director, Resident Services

  • Began on the night shift at The Peninsula Regent in 1999
  • Learned 200 plus members names and faces within 6 months
  • Promoted to Director of Resident Services in 2009
  • Gwen coordinates all member move ins
  • Bowls competitively in local and national tournaments

Team Profiles

Gary Homan
Director, Business Services

  • The Peninsula Regent’s financial manager for 10 years
  • Has directed accounting, financial and administrative services for senior service, housing and health care organizations
  • Is adept at forecasting financial requirements and managing information systems
  • Has spent the last 30 years working exclusively with organizations serving the senior population
  • Cherishes every moment he can spend with his grandson

Corporate Profile

The Peninsula Regent is a not-for-profit, membership-based community in San Mateo, California, designed by and for the people who live there. The Founding Members envisioned a place where people could lead active, hassle-free lives in a casually elegant environment. The minimum age to become a member is 60. The Peninsula Regent is comprised of 207 full-service condominiums, 20 assisted-living studios and 4 penthouse guest suites on a two-acre estate with over 50,000 square feet of club level. It is operated by Bay Area Senior Services, Inc., a non-profit subsidiary of Pacific Retirement Services (PRS). PRS has more than 50 years of continuing care experience and operates a diverse family of non-profit senior-living boutique communities in six states.

Annual Reports

Our latest financial reports and information: