Belmont Village CEO: New Baptist Health JV a First for Senior Living

Senior housing operators partnering with health care providers is a growing industry trend. Belmont Village’s newly announced partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, however, may be the first of its kind. The joint venture will develop a pipeline of Belmont Village communities, starting with the planned construction next year of Belmont Village Coral Gables. This […]

Belmont Village Strikes JV with Baptist Health for South Florida Developments

Belmont Village Senior Living topped out its first community in South Florida last week. Now, the company is laying the foundation for developing a pipeline of projects in the region, through a new partnership with Baptist Health South Florida. Houston-based Belmont Village announced a new partnership with the nonprofit health system to develop, own and […]

Transactions and Financings: SunTrust’s $67 Million Loan; Watermark Expands Management Portfolio

SunTrust provides $67 million construction loan for South Carolina community expansion Rolling Green Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Greenville, South Carolina, secured a $67 million loan for an expansion project that broke ground last August. The loan was provided by SunTrust Banks. When completed in fall 2020, the expansion will include […]

Senior Communities Become Key Testing Ground for Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles are not yet a common part of everyday society, but the foundation is being laid, with retirement communities at the forefront of developing this technology. One company, Voyage Auto, is already testing out self-driving vehicles in senior living settings with an eye toward the future. Voyage, a Santa Clara, California-based driverless vehicle service, […]

Low Unemployment Forcing Higher Senior Living Wages in 2019

The senior living industry workforce will continue to expand in 2019, albeit at a slower pace compared to recent years. Meanwhile, wages will go up as unemployment remains low across the country, according to Argentum’s 2019 Forecast Report: Workforce Trends. Employment in the senior living industry increased 2% through June 2018, compared to 1.9% job […]

Wi-Fi Joins Location, Price as Top Housing Concern for Seniors

Seniors entering independent living and assisted living communities no longer expect Wi-Fi to be merely an option in their everyday lives — it must be part of a facility’s basic offerings. And the quality of a community’s Wi-Fi network can be the difference between a first look and a move-in. These are two striking conclusions […]

Five Star Defers February Rent to SNH as Struggles Continue

Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) financial woes continue to pile up. The Newton, Massachusetts-based senior living operator and Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) agreed to defer the minimum aggregate February rent Five Star owes SNH for properties it operates under a master lease between the two companies. The deal was unveiled in a […]

How Senior Living Dining is Adapting for Next-Generation Residents

As the oldest baby boomers begin their transition to senior living, they are bringing with them a greater education about food and drink. As a result, senior housing operators are adding flexibility to their dining programs to accommodate these changes. This flexibility was the focus of “New Dining Formats for the Next Generation of Senior […]

LCS, Purchase College Building $320 Million, On-Campus Independent Living

A growing number of colleges are building senior housing near their campuses. Now, one New York school is going a step further, building a community on its campus. Purchase College — part of the State University of New York system (SUNY) — recently announced plans for Broadview Senior Living at Purchase College. The Purchase, New […]

How HCP Plans to ‘Fix’ Its Senior Housing Portfolio

HCP’s (NYSE: HCP) senior housing portfolio underwent a transformation in the past two years. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) now is ready to move from playing defense to being in a position to grow the business, despite market headwinds. But there are still some moves HCP needs to do in […]