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.

Investors Rethink Memory Care

The long-term prospects are encouraging for this specialty segment, The long-term prospects are encouraging for this specialty segment, but facilities with more care options have recently gained favor. 

Amid Maturing Cycle, Construction Loan Terms Tighten

If a borrower today complains about the growing challenge of securing construction financing for a seniors housing project, the likelihood is that what he really means to say is a non-recourse loan at 75 percent loan-to-cost is no longer available.