Memory Care Pioneer Arden Courts Modernizes as Part of ProMedica, Welltower JV

When former President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in November 1994, clinical studies geared toward finding a cure for the disease were in their infancy, and long-term care facilities were mostly focused on treating residents in the early throes of cognitive decline. It was in this environment in which HCR ManorCare opened its […]

Transactions & Financings: ORIX-Hunt Real Estate Capital Merger; Diversified’s $103M Portfolio Sale

ORIX USA acquires Hunt Real Estate Capital ORIX Corporation USA completed its acquisition of Hunt Real Estate Capital, creating a commercial real estate finance platform with annual loan production in excess of $9 billion and a servicing portfolio of more than $40 billion. ORIX will combine Hunt into its existing brands, Lancaster Pollard and RED […]

Acts Names New President, CFO in Executive Team Shuffle

Acts Retirement-Life Communities has shuffled its executive team. The Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit senior living provider appointed Karen Christiansen president. Christiansen, who has been with Acts since 1996 and was most recently the operator’s CFO, succeeds Gerald Grant, who will remain as CEO. Succeeding Christiansen as CFO is Richard Winter, who has been with Acts […]

New Developer Journey Capital Brings Hospitality Expertise to Senior Housing

A new developer and owner is joining the growing ranks of hospitality veterans seeking similar success in senior living through a combination of prudent ground-up development, targeted acquisitions and partnerships with growing operators. Dallas-based Journey Capital owns two communities, has another two in development, and is expected to break ground on four more in 2020, […]

New Tech Helps Revera, Asbury, Carlton Meet Workforce Challenges

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology but still struggles to keep up with the pace of new advancements, as well as the costs involved with implementing technology. Still, forward-thinking providers are making significant technology investments that are bearing fruit. When asked to name the single tech implementation that has made the biggest positive […]

Transactions & Financings: Five Star Restructuring Complete; HJ Sims Arranges $219M Construction Financing

Cindat, Omega partner on $232M UK portfolio deal Chinese investment firm Cindat Capital Management entered into a joint venture with health care real estate investment trust, Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI), on a 49% stake in a 67-property senior housing portfolio in the United Kingdom from Irvine, California-based health care REIT, Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK). […]

Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2019

Alexis Ohanian’s predictions about senior living disruption caught the attention of Senior Housing News’ readership last year. The Reddit co-founder’s interest in developing tech solutions for seniors was our top-read story of 2019, ending a two-year stranglehold on the top spot by Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville expansion. In fact, the intersection of innovation and senior […]

Healthpeak, Oakmont Agree on $1.3B Pipeline Purchase Option

Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) is deepening its relationship with Oakmont Senior Living, capping a 2019 marked by restructuring its portfolio mix, forging partnerships with high-quality operators and changing its name. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) on Wednesday announced an agreement granting it the option to acquire up to 24 of […]

Mall Conversions Could Build On Pioneering Dementia Village Model

More failing and abandoned malls are being redeveloped for a mix of uses, including senior housing. One group is exploring converting entire shopping malls into sprawling senior housing and care settings, inspired by a pioneering Dutch memory care community. A student design team at Oklahoma State University led by Assistant Professor Dr. Emily Roberts has […]

Transactions & Financings: Dominium’s $52M Loan; OneDay Closes Funding Round

Dominium secures $52M for Arizona community Plymouth, Minnesota-based affordable housing developer Dominium secured a $51.7 million construction and permanent financing package for Solstice of Mesa, a 237-unit 55-and-over affordable senior community in Mesa, Arizona. KeyBank provided the loan using its Private Placement Program. Dominium will manage the property when it is completed in summer 2021. […]