Brookdale adding Brentwood space

Senior living community operator ramping up ahead of Emeritus acquisition

Brookdale Senior Living is the company Highwoods Properties has snagged to help backfill space left behind by LifePoint Hospitals.

Highwoods officials said Wednesday they had signed a lease for 28,000 square feet at their Harpeth On The Green V building at 105 Westwood Place in Maryland Farms. The real estate company did not disclose the tenant but sources say Brookdale is taking the space, which is in the building next door to its 111 Westwood Place headquarters.

It's not yet clear how many people Brookdale plans to add to its headquarters staff. Company executives have been in talks with state officials about incentives and are expected to disclose more details in the near future.

Word of Brookdale's local expansion comes a week after the company said it planned to add 200 jobs in the Milwaukee area, where it runs a support center that now employs 400 people.