ASHA, Seniors Housing Business Release Top 50 Owners and Operators

by Jeff Shaw

This special edition of Seniors Housing Business features the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) 22nd annual compilation of our industry’s authoritative ranking of the nation’s largest seniors housing owners and operators.

Click here to view the lists in our digital edition of the ASHA 50.

To ensure the accuracy of the 2015 ASHA 50, ASHA assembled a list of prospective ranked companies from every available source. 

A senior officer from each firm was asked to provide their current holdings as of June 1, 2015. Data was also used from outside sources deemed reliable, such as public filings. 

Companies listed in the ASHA 50 are not required to be members of ASHA, although most firms that appear in this year’s rankings are ASHA members.

For purposes of this survey, seniors housing units include independent living units and assisted living units, as well as memory care/Alzheimer’s units and skilled nursing beds, which are part of a larger retirement living complex (such as a CCRC), and include rental, entrance fee units designed and operated exclusively for adults aged 55 years and over. 

Units where residents receive Section 8 or equivalent rental subsidies, single-family homes, hotel rooms, stand-alone skilled nursing beds, or mobile home units and pads are not included. 

Additionally, the ASHA 50 rankings do not include properties where more than 30% of the units are licensed for skilled nursing. 

Respondents were requested not to report properties owned indirectly through ownership of shares in another company and were instructed not to include properties leased from other owners for purposes of calculating the ASHA 50 owners list.

The ASHA 50 was compiled and analyzed by Krystalle Campo and David Schless of ASHA, who express their appreciation to the industry leaders for their participation in this annual effort. Special thanks to Lisa McCracken of Ziegler Investment Banking for her valuable assistance.

In addition to the ASHA 50 rankings and analysis of the results, this section includes ASHA member profiles, a listing of the leadership, members and employees. 

Click here to view the lists in our digital edition of the ASHA 50.

For those readers interested in more information about the American Seniors Housing Association, visit

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