Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]

Transactions and Financings: Acts Completes Integrace Affiliation; Avamere’s New Acquisition

Acts, Integrace complete affiliation Acts Retirement-Life Communities completed its affiliation with Integrace and its family of communities throughout Maryland this week. The affiliation brings together two nationally recognized names in the senior living industry under shared leadership and governance. The affiliation was first announced in January.The affiliation gives West Point, Pennsylvania-based Acts entry into the […]

HFF Describes Careful Process Leading to Baptist Health-Belmont Village Venture

Baptist Health South Florida was exploring entering the senior housing space long before its groundbreaking partnership with Belmont Village Senior Living. The largest health care group in South Florida reached out to Dallas, Texas-based real estate capital market advisers Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) two years ago to learn more about senior housing, and to find […]

New Developer, Operator Prime Targets Middle-Market Independent Living

As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact senior living, an upstart developer is looking to fill in the gaps in service for middle-class seniors making the transition to the space. Prime Senior Living Group is developing a construction pipeline of independent living communities across the mid-South, targeting the middle market. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based […]

Transactions & Financings: Revera’s Tech Investment; KeyBank Lends $159 Million for Acquisitions

KeyBank provides $159 million in acquisition financing to ReNew Investors KeyBank Real Estate Capital Senior Vice President Laura Conway and Senior Vice President Brandon Taseff arranged over $159 million in financing to ReNew Investors and affiliated entities, for the acquisition of eight senior housing communities in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The acquisitions were made over […]

Landmark Ohio Mansion to Become Airbnb with Latest Senior-Focused Tech

A historic 105-year-old Columbus, Ohio mansion will receive a new lease on life as an Airbnb for multigenerational living, loaded with technology. Senior living designer Lisa Cini, founder and CEO of Mosaic Design Services in the Ohio capital, announced she purchased the Woodland Manor mansion and will soon redevelop the local landmark into a futuristic […]

3 Reality Checks for Active Adult Development

Active adult is one of the most in-demand real estate product types at the moment, but investors and developers need to do their due diligence if they want these to be successful investments. Active adult is growing in popularity with investors because it does not have a health care component found in other senior housing […]

Civitas, Ecumen Name New Chief People Officers

Two regional senior living operators that have shaken up their executive ranks in recent months made moves to bolster their companies’ cultures and training programs this week. Civitas Senior Living promoted Misti Powell to the role of chief people officer. Powell, a co-founder of Ft. Worth, Texas-based Civitas, was most recently the company’s senior vice […]

What Facebook’s New Advertising Policies Mean for Senior Housing

Facebook’s changes to its advertising algorithms to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads will likely have little impact overall on the senior living industry. For luxury age-restricted communities, however, the changes could mean a longer sales process for leads cultivated online. Facebook announced Wednesday it reached a landmark settlement with civil rights groups […]

Best Affordable Housing Design of 2018: An Experiment in Communal Living

The affordable housing crisis in America may be most acute in senior living. As a result, developers are looking at avenues to build affordable senior housing without government subsidies that bring a sense of luxury and comfort to residents, while instilling a renewed sense of dignity. The challenge is likely to become even more acute […]