Category: International

Young, Rich Move Chinese Senior Housing Toward Tipping Point


Interest in China’s senior housing market is growing, with an increasing number of prospective residents planning for the future and investors looking to secure a piece of the pie in the world’s largest economy. And demand for senior housing might boom in just one generation, Read More »

Senior Living Developer Swings Big with $1 Billion Canadian Pipeline


Canada’s senior housing sector continues to attract big money from both national and U.S. investors looking to capitalize on the market’s robust opportunities for acquisition and development. For some players, including one Montreal-based senior housing owner-operator-developer, the opportunity is to the tune of more than Read More »

From C-Suite to Startup: Lisa Brush, Symphony Senior Living


Sometimes taking one step back means taking two steps forward. At least that was the case with Lisa Brush, whose more than 20-year career includes time at Sunrise Senior Living, its REIT counterpart, and Ventas. When Brush launched her career in senior housing at the Read More »

The 221 Million Opportunities for Senior Living Developers in China


A number of factors make China a prime frontier for senior living investment, and several U.S. investors have already begun to make significant inroads into the vast market. But other key players continue to avoid China, raising questions about the advantages and disadvantages of entering Read More »

HCN, Revera to Acquire Canadian Senior Housing Owner-Operator for $623 Million

Today Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) and Revera, Inc. announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian senior housing operator Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. (TSX: RLC) for $623 million through an existing 75/25 joint venture between the two companies. The Toronto, Ontario-based Regal Read More »

Greystone to Tap Huge Chinese Market With New Partnership

As the United States comes to grips with its own graying population over the next decade, real estate developers in China are looking to American senior living companies for expertise in providing both housing and health care-related services to serve their own aging boom. Last Read More »

Largest Canadian Senior Living Operator Changes Name, Updates Branding

After more than 40 years of providing senior living services to Canadian seniors, Ontario’s largest owner-operator says it’s time for a name change—to one that doesn’t conjure images of a theme park. On May 1, Ontario-based Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW) officially started doing Read More »

Canadian Developer to Launch $2 Billion Senior Housing Pipeline

A Quebec-based developer and manager of 26 retirement complexes has unveiled a five-year investment plan valued at $2 billion that will build 30 new residential complexes for seniors in the Greater Montreal region. Speaking last week at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s strategic Read More »

Forbes: What U.S. Providers Can Learn From China’s Senior Housing

Like the United States, cities in China are feeling the pressure of rapidly aging demographics, rising health care costs and an increased investor appetite to build senior housing facilities. Despite what may seem like favorable characteristics, today’s elderly in China have yet to reveal their Read More »

U.S. Providers Scratch Surface of China Senior Care Market

Senior living providers in the U.S. have yet to substantially tap into the Asian market for senior housing development, though many have explored the potential there. And Chinese companies are taking some cues from senior living operators in the States, at least from an exploratory Read More »