The SHB Interview: Tana Gall, President, Merrill Gardens

Executive returns to her old position at a time of explosive growth for the owner-operator. By Jeff Shaw Tana Gall is returning to a familiar role at a familiar company. Gall took over the reins at Seattle-based owner-operator Merrill Gardens

Six First-Impression Pitfalls in Seniors Housing

Don’t let the small stuff damage your move-ins. (Editor’s Note: Bobby Towery passed away suddenly in October 2019 shortly after submitting this column. With ProMatura’s permission, we are publishing it in memoriam.) By Bobby Towery, ProMatura A few overgrown bushes

Company Profile: United Group of Companies

United We Stand Owner-operator United Group of Companies finds success using its diverse real estate background and targeting middle-class seniors. By Jeff Shaw When real estate developer United Group entered the seniors housing sector in the late 1990s, it sensed

Question of the Month: Storylines for 2020

What will be the biggest storyline in 2020? Is this our rebound year? By Aron Will Vice Chairman, National Senior Housing CBRE Capital Markets With construction waning and the culling of many non-strategic assets having taken place over the past

Technological Tools Need to Talk To Each Other

Considering interoperability can boost a facility’s bottom line. By Danielle Myers, general manager, Status Solutions Operating a senior living facility is a huge undertaking. The endeavor to improve residents’ quality of life, while also maintaining a work environment that keeps

How Artificial Intelligence Can Humanize the Senior Living Experience

New technologies can help residents, care providers and families alike. By Fahad Aziz, co-founder and CTO, Caremerge Navigating the transition to senior living isn’t only daunting for incoming residents. Over the next 15 years, the population of Americans over the

Lender Q&A: ‘Cash is King’

Capital sources continue to put money into seniors housing, but have strengthened underwriting and encourage developers/operators to be more conservative on their assumptions.