Category: Senior Housing

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 »

U.S. Unprepared for Senior Household Explosion

As the U.S. is poised for an “explosion” of senior households in the not-too-distant future, the need for more housing and community options to serve this massive demographic is more important now than ever, a recent report suggests.  The U.S. is due for dramatic growth Read More »

Airbnb Meets Senior Living for Women Baby Boomers

While baby boomers are still roughly a decade away from bombarding assisted living facilities in droves, one roommate-pairing service plans to cash-in on the growing phenomenon of boomers and shared housing. Modeling itself much like online dating service eHarmony, Roommates4Boomers (R4B) aims to help women Read More »

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Lancaster Pollard, NorthMarq Capital

Sabra Health Care REIT Provides $4.5M Financing for Fla. Senior Living Development  Big Rock Partners, a real estate investment management and development firm, has closed on a nine-acre land purchase from The Celebration Company, and plans to launch construction of a $60 million Class A Read More »

HUD’s Senior Living Refi Boom is Over

After a blockbuster year for The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) lean mortgage insurance program in senior housing, volume fell more than 25% in fiscal year 2014, marking the end of a boom for government financing in the sector. But the news isn’t Read More »

Newcastle Reveals New Details for Senior Housing REIT Spin-Off

Today, Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) released new details regarding its previously announced senior housing real estate investment trust (REIT), including a completion date and investment plans for the new senior-housing specific REIT.  After months of speculation and a confirmation in June, New Senior Investment Read More »

The Secret to Senior Living Sales? Not to Sell

Marketing campaigns often target the adult children of prospective senior living residents, considering them as prime decision makers in the senior housing move process. But many sellers end up falling short in when it comes to their most fundamental priority: selling. Mystery shopping has enabled Read More »

The State of Senior Housing: Where High Demand Meets Short Supply

While the economy hasn’t fully recovered yet, the senior housing market appears to be in full swing, with positive trends likely to push investment in the category into the future.  Rising demand and falling vacancy levels are among these positive trends, as demand outpaces supply Read More »

Jobs Available at Senior Star Management, Brandywine and More — Apply Today

Looking for a senior housing job? We’ve got you covered, bringing you job postings from some of the top senior housing employers in the country.   Open positions include director of nursing/memory support at Senior Star Management, junior appraiser at CBRE, Inc., executive director at Read More »

Most Shared: Mystery Shopping and Salons in Senior Living

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: Philly Low-Income LGBT Seniors Housing Sets National Bar—A new, affordable senior housing community in Philadelphia may soon inspire Read More »