Style, Function Adapt for the Future

Seniors housing designers must consider operations, programming and trends. By Dean Maddalena It’s important to understand how the interior design industry responds to changes and challenges. These external demands provide designers with opportunities to think in creative ways to satisfy

Question of the Month: Distressed Assets

Given the financial pressures of COVID-19, should the industry prepare for an influx of distressed assets?   The buck will eventually stop By Aron Will Co-Head, National Senior Housing CBRE Capital Markets There could certainly be some distress in our

Make Safety a Competitive Advantage

COVID-19 broke seniors’ trust, and successful communities must repair it. By Raj Shah, CareSafely Running a seniors housing business is an inherently risky proposition. As an operator, you are trusted with caring for residents and patients with complex and persistent

The SHB Interview: Dwayne Clark, Founder and CEO, Áegis Living

Eclectic owner-operator tries to bring fresh eyes to senior living. By Jeff Shaw At first, Dwayne Clark wasn’t particularly interested in seniors housing. Of course, this was in the mid-1980s “before assisted living was assisted living,” as he put it.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Senior Living?

Sector has proven to be more resilient than others during the pandemic. By Dale Watchowski In 2020, the U.S. economy contracted dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many industries negatively impacted, including senior living. However, few real estate sectors

Question of the Month: Overcoming COVID Challenges

As the vaccine rolls out, what are some of the challenges you have overcome related to the COVID-19 pandemic? Financing, construction hit snags By Andrew Agins Senior Vice President of Revenue and Asset Management Anthology Senior Living Capitalizing a new

Private Equity Faces Challenges and Opportunities Amid COVID-19

By Michael Okaty and Mark Scimeca, Foley & Lardner The private equity investment landscape for seniors housing has, like so many things this year, been profoundly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From 2016 through the third quarter of 2019,

How to Stay One Step Ahead of Increasing Technology Needs

A smarter tech strategy requires a future-flexible network. By Deanna MacCormac, Corning Optical Communications Telehealth, resident tablet programs, touchless building automation, reliable high-speed Internet, campus-wide communications, remote-monitoring, wearables, sanitation robots — all of these technologies are becoming an important part

COVID Reveals Opportunities for New Industries to Serve Older Adults

The pandemic has turned some technologies from optional amenities into operational necessities. By Jonathan Gould, K4Connect COVID has brought countless industries to a halt and caused companies to rethink how they continue to meet the needs of their customers while

Lessons Learned for Moving Residents In and Out

Nine months of shifting COVID-19 protocols have revealed many new best practices. By Bob Burg, Moves for Seniors (NOTE: This article is intended to summarize many of the lessons learned during Phase I of COVID-19, and that are driving the

A Guide to Overcoming the Pandemic

The secret to beating COVID-19 may have less to do with PPE and testing, and more to do with processes, design and mission. By Donna Moore In late January, the first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed in the U.S.

How Do We Protect Seniors from Airborne Particles?

Technology such as needlepoint bipolar ionization can help keep residents safe. By Julie Fields Seniors housing occupancy rates have hit an all-time low.  The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) announced that the average occupancy rate for

Question of the Month: Advice for Seeking Financing

What advice do you give to borrowers who are seeking to either acquire, refinance or develop seniors housing? Reset your expectations By Alex Florea Senior Director Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors My advice would be to take a step back,

Wellness is Crucial for Operational Success

Three emerging trends could benefit residents and businesses alike. By John Williams, Avanath Capital Management An undeniable concern for seniors housing stakeholders is keeping residents at their properties healthy and well. While the seniors housing industry was addressing health and

How to Keep Residents ‘In Tune’ During Quarantine

Music programming can relieve isolation while still enforcing safety measures. By Amy Jeffs, Status Solutions Before the pandemic, senior living residents were already dealing with the burdens of social isolation and loneliness. One study even found that over half of

Incorporating the Pandemic Experience into Design

From processes to spaces, senior living design and construction are in for a change. By Drew Roskos Now in month six of our country’s full-scale reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all embracing today’s heightened awareness of public health

Identify Best Services for Your Affordable Community

Programming can make all the difference in keeping happy, healthy residents. By Flynann Janisse One crisis at a time is no longer an option for the multifamily industry. As seen in many other sectors, the global pandemic highlighted already broken

COVID-19 Impacts Property Valuations

Seniors housing pricing takes a hit amid pandemic. By James Tellatin The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly impacted seniors housing valuations.  The market for seniors housing assets is only beginning to thaw from the pandemic’s spring and summer freeze. In the

Broker Q&A: Not All is Lost

Investment sales professionals express optimism for the future of seniors housing despite the pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Roundtable participants Brooks Minford, Associate Director, Berkadia Daniel Geraghty, Senior Vice President, Senior Living Investment Brokerage  Jordyn Berger, Senior Director, Walker & Dunlop Bruce Gibson, Principal, Senior Capital Advisors

Question of the Month: Marketing for Post-Pandemic Move-Ins

What kinds of marketing and outreach are you doing to attract new residents and increase move-ins? Find creative solutions By Joseph Jasmon CEO American Healthcare Management Group We adjusted our business relationship visits and offered a helping hand to those

Learning from Past Crises and Moving Forward

Lessons learned from the Global Financial Crisis can offer a blueprint for this new recovery. By Bryon Cohron, ProMatura, and Cheri Clarke Doyle, Trammell Crow Co. The social and economic impact of COVID-19 has shocked all economic sectors in a

How We Can Protect Our Most Vulnerable from COVID-19

By Shane Reeves, CEO, TwelveStone Health Partners As of mid-July, data showed that 45 percent of all deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. had occurred in long-term care (LTC) and assisted living facilities. This means that many of our most