Category: Finance and Development

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/28/16)

Solana Mount Pleasant Rendering

(Rendering of Solana Mount Pleasant, an independent, assisted living and memory care community being developed by Formation Development Group in Mount Pleasant, S.C.) Construction: Planned Formation Development Group Obtains Zoning for S.C. Project Formation Development Group, an Atlanta-based senior living developer and investor, has obtained zoning Read More »

Providers Outpace Competition With New Approach to Senior Living Design


Ultimately, senior living communities should feel, to their residents, like home. Achieving that level of comfort benefits current residents, and also—perhaps more importantly—makes the community more attractive to its target demographic of future residents. Luckily, senior living communities can achieve that home-like feel through quality, Read More »

Investors Question the Uber-ization of Health Care

Technology has placed health care services in the hands of senior living residents and patients at home with the touch of a button, but not all investors are excited by the innovative startup side of this advancement. Corporate venture capital partners (CVCs) are taking a Read More »

Not Just Cities Will Win the Urban Senior Housing Game


Senior housing development returned to city centers following the economy’s rebound from the 2008 recession, with providers taking advantage both of an improved financial climate and inherent opportunity within urban fabrics. Now, senior living might consider taking an urban approach to markets outside of metro Read More »

New Senior Living Developer Makes First Foray in Denver

Two years, dozens of site visits and several operator interviews later, Northstar Commercial Partners revealed its first senior housing foray with a development in Denver, making the privately held commercial real estate investment company the latest new entrant in the senior living industry. Northstar on Read More »

Why Universities are Getting into Senior Housing

Across the country, there are several examples of universities that have partnerships with senior housing communities. Take Newton, Mass.-based Lasell Village, located on the campus of Lasell College, or the University of Florida, which announced a partnership in 2014 with The Village in Gainesville, in Gainesville, Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/21/16)

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(Thrive at Beachwalk, a 125-unit senior living community operated by Thrive Senior Living in Fort Myers, Fla.) Construction: Planned Welltower, Hines Acquire Site to Develop NYC Senior Living Community The New York offices of international real estate firm Hines and Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), this Read More »

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Sienna Senior Living

Sienna Senior Living Acquires British Columbia Assets for $255 Million Sienna Senior Living (TSX: SIA), one of Canada’s largest senior housing owners and long-term care providers, has entered into an agreement to acquire a seniors housing portfolio of assets in British Columbia (BC) for $255 Read More »

Brokers Clash Over the State of Skilled Nursing


Talk of consolidation in the skilled nursing industry has been circulating for quite some time, and initiatives have been launched to attract new buyers and investors to the market. All the while, there’s strong disagreement among senior housing brokers over what kinds of operators will come to Read More »

Senior Housing Finance Activity: OnShift, NorthPoint

KeyBank Provides $202.1 Million Loan for Texas-Based Independent Living Portfolio KeyBank Real Estate Capital provided $202.1 million in Freddie Mac financing to a joint venture between Discovery Senior Living and Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors for their Conservatory Senior Living portfolio, an independent living portfolio consisting Read More »