No Turning Back to the ‘Old Ways’

Operators increasingly adopt electronic health records to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, but it’s a tough transition. By Eric Taub New technologies that start out as frivolous extravagances often become necessities. In 1885, seven years after Thomas Edison filed his

Operators Need Local Know-How

To win the competition for residents and talented staff, companies big and small need deep local roots. By Bendix Anderson In order for a seniors housing facility to succeed, the operator needs strong ties to the local area. “Local expertise

Five Impactful Digital Trends

From social media to mobile ads, how the smart use of technology can help owners/operators boost the bottom line. By Jane Adler It’s hard to keep up with digital marketing trends. Look no further than a recent episode of the

Acquisition Volume Returns to Normal

After years of boom-or-bust transaction levels in seniors housing, trading has settled into a rhythm. By Jeff Shaw Although it’s easy to look at year-over-year transaction volume in seniors housing and say “acquisitions are down,” 2018 was more a return

Builders Face Tough Balancing Act

Despite rising land, labor and materials costs, construction firms are finding ways to stay on budget while maintaining quality. By Lynn Peisner Commercial real estate developers and builders active in seniors housing face the same problems squeezing other property sectors.

Buy, Sell or Hold?

The preferred investment strategy in today’s tumultuous seniors housing industry can vary greatly by investor type. By Jeff Shaw It would be a gross oversimplification to say that trading is trending down in the seniors housing industry. While the dollar

Gone Missing: New Nursing Homes

While the existing stock of skilled nursing facilities is mostly outdated, only a handful of investors and providers are putting up new buildings. By Jane Adler While the construction of new assisted living, memory care and to a lesser extent

New Partnerships Shake Up the Industry

In an effort to align common interests and boost revenues in a choppy market, healthcare REITs are switching operators. By Jane Adler In a challenging environment, healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs) are changing partners and optimizing their operator mix.

Company Profile: It’s a Family Tradition at Koelsch

Koelsch Communities leverages 60-year history in seniors housing to master development, memory care. By Jeff Shaw For Aaron Koelsch, his involvement in seniors housing started early. His parents bought a nursing home in 1958 and raised the entire family — including

Architects Build On Total Wellness

From the use of special lighting in the common areas to spa-like amenities to community gardens, designers are all in on creating a better physical environment for residents. By Lynn Peisner Wellness is no longer a buzzword used to promote

How to Reposition a Property for Success

Three examples of communities that changed course for the better. By Jane Adler As consumer expectations change, older properties can be repositioned to compete. Local market dynamics often dictate the best approach, whether it’s adding new amenities or starting over

‘Restructuring, Dispositions, Turmoil’ for Appraisers

Appraisers are forced to react to a seniors housing industry in a constant state of transformation. By Jeff Shaw Seniors housing has undergone some rapid adjustments in recent years, such as the sea change in skilled nursing and the rush

Occupancy Hits a New Low

Strong absorption isn’t enough to outrun the feverish pace of new seniors housing development, particularly in assisted living.

Industry Reinvents Luxury Housing

From butlers to spas to fine dining, operators put emphasis on service, but shouldn’t assume all customers want the same amenities.

More Service, Please

With consumers wanting more ancillary services brought to their door, senior living providers are trying to figure out the best and most profitable way to make that happen.

Aging with Style

Interior designers are creating environments that support a resident’s whole family and community.

Banks, REITs Adjust to Changing Market Conditions

By Matt Valley Two words, “extreme competitiveness,” sum up the first eight months of 2018 in the seniors housing lending arena, says Richard Thomas of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a subsidiary of BB&T Corp.

Five Nonprofit Trends to Watch

Market and regulatory forces alike are having a profound impact on the business model for continuing care retirement communities. 

Can We Be Friends?

Senior living providers are figuring out how to forge successful partnerships with hospitals and other healthcare providers. 

HUD Lenders Seek Repeat Performance

An active bridge financing pipeline plus large portfolio deals keep hopes alive for total deal volume to reach $3.4 billion again in fiscal year 2018.