Affordability, Labor, Tax Laws Impact Seniors Housing

HJ Sims finance veteran tries to get ahead of a shifting financial landscape. By Jeff Shaw A wide variety of factors are affecting the landscape of seniors housing finance, and they come from both within and outside the industry. Factors

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

Partnerships Offer Many New Marketing Approaches

By welcoming the surrounding community, operators can offer a better amenity package at great value. By Lisa Stover, Presto Real Estate Services With the rapid increase in the number of senior housing communities opening nationwide, it is imperative to find

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While the existing stock of skilled nursing facilities is mostly outdated, only a handful of investors and providers are putting up new buildings.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