Bill Thomas: Minka Small-Home Concept ‘Climbing the Mountain’ Toward Scalability

Minka, the tiny home model co-founded by elder care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas, recently took another step toward mass scalability and integration within the existing senior living framework. Walnut Creek, California-based senior housing and care provider organization The Covia Group and Ziegler Link•age Funds announced a joint investment in Minka Homes and Communities over the […]

Inside the Plans for New Senior Living Brand Ativo

Senior housing developer Link Senior Development is launching its own in-house brand, with a development pipeline that includes seven sites in four states. And the Portland, Oregon-based firm tapped a company that specializes in managing new senior housing developments to operate the brand. Ativo Senior Living will be operated by Insight Senior Living, Link President, […]

Atria CEO Moore, Senior Living Developer Reis Bullish on Hotel Conversions

Prominent figures in senior living development and operations see a growing opportunity for hotel conversions, including in the highly competitive New York City market. “I think … looking to buy defaulted hotel notes and turning hotels into CCRCs will clearly come to the Upper West Side, the East Side, and into Manhattan,” Senior Care Development […]

‘Granny Pods’ Have Increased the Most in These 5 Cities

Accessory dwelling units — which are sometimes used as a senior housing option — became much more commonplace across the United States between 1997 and 2019, with certain markets emerging as hotspots. In particular, cities in the South and West are prime locations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), according to first-of-its-kind research from Freddie Mac. […]

Leisure Living Management Freezes 2 Development Projects, Prioritizes Covid-19 Response

A Michigan owner operator is temporarily halting construction on two senior living communities as it focuses on keeping residents across its portfolio safe from the coronavirus pandemic. Grand Rapids-based Leisure Living Management will proceed with construction of the properties in the Michigan communities of St. Clair and Port Huron once the outbreak subsides, President and […]

Active Adult Trailblazers Refine Their Models To Seize Massive Market Opportunity

Trailblazers in the active adult space have their sights set on capturing multiple consumer segments for the product. One possible scenario involves building a continuum within the active adult sector where residents can transition from single family cottages to apartments, en route to an eventual transition to full-service independent living. This continuum would be all […]

Integral Senior Living, Legendary Partner to Create Campus-Style Communities

Developer Legendary Living and Integral Senior Living (ISL) — one of the nation’s largest operators — have forged a strategic partnership and are embarking on a pipeline of resort-style projects. Over the course of five decades, Destin, Florida-based Legendary Companies has created more than $3 billion in real estate development projects, including resorts, hotels, retail, […]