Author Archive: Elizabeth Ecker

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Forbes: Boomers Favor Nontraditional Retirement Living

From co-housing to niche communities and the Village Model, today’s retirees have many, many options, writes author Beth Baker in a Forbes column this week. The emphasis is on community, she says, and the rising number of nontraditional options that are making waves.  “I started to see news articles about The Village Model and then… Read More »

Oakmont Senior Living Targets Calif. Expansion with 9 New Resort Properties

A California senior living resort developer and management company is betting big on expanding within the state, with nearly 10 projects under way or coming on line within a year’s time. Oakmont Senior Living has announced the construction of what will be its eighth and ninth communities in Northern California, for a total of 13… Read More »

SHN Summit Agenda Announced. Don't Wait to Buy Your Ticket

SHN Summit Agenda Announced. Don’t Wait to Buy Your Ticket

Senior Housing News invites you to the 3rd annual Senior Housing Summit coming up on July 17. Buy your ticket today! After two successful years in gathering senior living professionals to Chicago to discuss the most relevant cutting-edge industry topics, we’ve gathered two expert panels to provide perspective on hot topics in 2014. Date: Thursday, July… Read More »

Long Term Care Ombudsman Subject of Data Breach

The Michigan Department of Community Health is informing more than 2,500 individuals of a data breach that involved the state’s long term care ombudsman when his laptop was stolen earlier this year.  In late January, a laptop and flash drive were stolen from a State Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Office employee, potentially exposing personal information… Read More »

Top Senior Housing Real Estate Owners By Unit Count

Top Senior Housing Real Estate Owners By Unit Count

In addition to compiling the top senior living providers by unit count for 2014, the Assisted Living Federation also ranked the top property owners in the sector by number of units and properties nationwide.  Among the top owners, six of the top seven are real estate investment trusts, with the remaining owner being private equity… Read More »

From Offer to Closing Table: How to Finance Your Non-Profit Acquisition

When a for-profit seniors housing owner/operator decides to acquire a nonprofit senior living facility, how does it successfully get from the offer to the closing table? Sign up to learn how. Brought to you by Lancaster Pollard and Senior Housing News, this FREE webinar, How to Successfully Finance the Acquisition of a Nonprofit Community will provide… Read More »

The Top 10 Senior Living Providers Ranked by Capacity

The Top 10 Senior Living Providers Ranked by Capacity

On the heels of the announcement they will be merging in a deal slated to close in the third quarter of 2014, Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus were ranked as the two largest senior living providers by capacity, respectively, by the Assisted Living Federation of America. In its annual ranking of senior living providers by… Read More »

CBRE, Greystone Top Age-Restricted Senior Housing Lender Ranking for 2013

CBRE, Greystone Top Age-Restricted Senior Housing Lender Ranking for 2013

As the number of seniors housing finance players continued to expand over the course of 2013, and more liquidity came into the market, several lenders posted big originations numbers both in terms of origination counts and dollar volume of lending facilitated. Topping the list for last year’s originations for senior housing specified as age restricted… Read More »

New Jersey CCRC to Launch $97 Million Expansion For Household Model

An existing New Jersey non-profit CCRC is pursuing nearly $100 million in financing for a renovation and expansion that will focus on repurposing its units to a household model of care.  Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, about 35 miles from New York City, has reportedly selected RBS Citizens Bank to lead a… Read More »