Brookdale’s Occupancy Woes, Integration Troubles Continue

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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has experienced its share of growing pains after acquiring Emeritus last year. And now, three full quarters since, the nation’s largest senior housing provider continues to see some near-term shortfalls. In the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, Brookdale saw Read More »

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Ziegler, Greystone

Ziegler Arranges Sale of Six-Property Portfolio to Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Chicago-based specialty investment bank Ziegler recently announced the closing of the sale of the Brentwood Portfolio on behalf of SLCM, LLC., a developer and provider of senior housing in Indiana and Michigan. The portfolio, Read More »

How CCRCs Drive Referrals by Courting Seniors’ Financial Planners

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Senior living in the United States isn’t cheap, and average prices have been rising each year. And with with continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in particular having hefty price tags, these senior living providers increasingly may find financial planners to be invaluable referral sources. The Read More »

3 Ways to Build Better Reputations Online in Senior Living

The Internet has undeniably changed the senior living buying process. And as more seniors and their family members go online to research senior living options, a provider’s online reputation can be either a deal-maker or a deal-breaker in attracting new residents. Having a strong online Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/30/15)

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(Ventana by Buckner – Photo courtesy of Buckner Retirement Services) Construction: Planned Buckner Senior Living Reveals Renderings of Dallas High-Rise CCRC Texas-based Buckner Senior Living, a not-for-profit organization that is part of Buckner International, recently revealed new renderings of its latest project: a high-rise continuing Read More »

Aging Americans Are In For a Senior Care Reality Check

A large majority of older Americans expect they will likely need long-term care services in the future, but even so, they still lack confidence in their financial ability to pay for this care, a recent report finds. And adults age 40 and older may also Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/23/15)

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(Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington, Ind. — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet and Trilogy Health Services) Construction: Planned Benchmark Senior Living to Break Ground in Woburn, Mass. The Wellesley, Mass.-based operator will break ground on their newest senior living community, Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn, on July Read More »

How Pricing of Services Can Make or Break Senior Living Operations

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Amenities can help senior living providers differentiate themselves from their competition, but they can also leech revenue and silently drain cash flow if not priced adequately. And the issue might only become more pressing given the market: Senior living providers today are tasked with providing Read More »

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Blueprint, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors Arranges Sale of Six Neb. SNFs Chicago-based Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors recently announced it has arranged the sale of six skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) located in Nebraska for $15 million.  While the details regarding buyer and seller were not Read More »

Why Senior Living Investors Could Pay Top Dollar for SNFs


Last month’s record-setting disposition price for a portfolio of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) may be a bellwether, signaling that more senior living players may soon be paying premium prices for post-acute assets, a recent analysis suggests. Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) in late Read More »