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Sarah Belmont entered the senior living industry in 2008 as the senior director of asset management at Horizon Bay Retirement Living in Tampa, FL. 

After two years, she was promoted to vice president of asset management and began to control the company’s financial planning, develop the budget and forecasting models and direct the underwriting of business initiatives. She was the youngest person to be named vice president at Horizon Bay.

Sarah Belmont receiving Rising Star award
Sarah Belmont with McKnight’s Senior Living Editor Lois Bowers. Photo: Social Snacks.

When Brookdale Senior Living acquired Horizon Bay, she remained as senior director of financial planning of analysis. She oversaw strategic analysis and projections for the east division and developed company-wide pricing models and dashboards.

In 2013, she accepted a role as vice president and senior relationship manager with Key Bank’s Institutional Capital Group, only to return to Brookdale in 2016 as senior vice president of financial planning and analysis. In her current role, she supervises the company’s insights, analytics and owner relations teams, as well as the company’s financial planning and analysis efforts.

Belmont earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, one in economics from the Wharton School, with concentrations in real estate and operations management, and another in psychology. 

Outside of work, Belmont enjoys spending time with her family and friends and gardening. She also fosters dogs and owns three.

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