How Affinity, Presbyterian Homes Are Carving Out a Middle-Market Niche

Two senior housing operators — one for-profit and one nonprofit — are taking different approaches to cutting rents and costs to accommodate the demand for a growing middle-market consumer base. Presbyterian Homes & Services Vice President Jon Fletcher and Affinity Living Group CEO Charlie Trefzger shared their strategies during a webinar Tuesday sponsored by the […]

This Developer is Capitalizing on America’s ‘Best State for Aging’

U.S. News and World Report named Colorado the best state for aging in the U.S. One developer seeks to meet the skyrocketing demand for senior housing in the Centennial State. Founded three years ago, Rocky Mountain Senior Housing now has a portfolio of seven communities across Colorado, with another three under development, Founder and Manager […]

Senior Housing Occupancy Falls in Q2, Assisted Living Reaches New Low

After reversing a downward trend in the first quarter of 2019, the occupancy rate for U.S. senior housing communities declined slightly in the second quarter, according to new data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  The overall occupancy rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 87.8% in Q2, marking the lowest […]

Transactions & Financings: JLL’s $2B HFF Acquisition Approved; Presbyterian-Westminster Merger Called Off

JLL completes $2B HFF acquisition Stockholders at Dallas-based capital services provider HFF (NYSE: HFF) last week approved a proposal by commercial real estate services firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) to buy HFF in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $2 billion. News of the deal was first announced in March. Both firms are active in the senior […]

Activist Shareholder Nominates Former HCP CEO Flaherty to Brookdale’s Board

James F. “Jay” Flaherty III may be making a return to senior living, if Land & Buildings Investment Management has its way. The Stamford, Connecticut-based real estate investment firm will nominate Flaherty, along with L&B founder and Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Litt, to the board of directors of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) at the […]

Philadelphia Development Marks First Venture for Benchmark’s New Wellness Division

The first development for Benchmark Senior Living’s new urban-focused wellness division will be a mid-rise, active adult community in Philadelphia. Benchmark Philadelphia, a joint venture between Waltham, Massachusetts-based Benchmark Wellness Management and Philadelphia-based developer, Brickstone Cos., will rise 24 stories and include 220 units ranging in size between 800 square feet and 1,400 square feet, […]

Solinity Expands Middle-Market Efforts with New Enrich Senior Living Brand

The competition for middle-market senior housing in the Southeast continues to heat up, with a growing operator adding a new brand to its strategy, through a partnership with a capital firm making its entry into senior living. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Solinity announced the formation of Enrich Senior Living, a joint venture with Chicago-based 29th Street Capital, […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Living Communities’ $35M CCRC Acquisition; Sunrise Acquires New Jersey Site

Senior Living Communities acquires South Carolina CCRC Senior Living Communities acquired Wildewood Downs, a 248-unit continuing care retirement community in Columbia, South Carolina, for $35 million. The community will be operated by a SLC affiliate. The acquisition was financed by a $32.7 million loan from National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), and includes capital expenses for renovations. The loan will have a […]