After 5 years of dedication and service to the San Diego LGBT recovery community, I felt a sense of accomplishment with Amethyst Landing and a fulfillment of my mission, dream and promise to Michael. In 2015, I was preparing to move on, reentering the workforce and going to back to my career.
However, a power greater than myself redirected my plans creating a new chapter in my life. In March 2015, I was introduced to my business partner, a real estate broker and owner of a property management company. Although our first iteration of doing business together was not financially viable for both parties, I respected the gentleman that sat across the table from me and his success in the real estate market. We both saw the synergy in merging our expertise in a dynamic and high growth supportive housing market.
We continued to brainstorm and strategically looked at alternative ways to fulfill the critical needs and demands in the housing market. Transition Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation, was formed on September 2, 2017, doing business as Amethyst Landing.
We identified the current Centre Street property location, two blocks away from the LGBT Center in Hillcrest, with 10-minute access to over 100 Twelve-Step Meetings per week. After securing financing, and minor renovations to address the needs of the recovery community, Amethyst Landing – The Centre for Serenity (13 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms) welcomed our first guests in January 2016.