The Rise of Senior Living Franchises

A recent press release from Best Life Brands caught my attention, because it suggests that senior living franchise companies will rise and create new competitive pressures in the aftermath of Covid-19. Fueled by private equity capital from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is assembling a platform of franchise-based companies serving the older adult market. […]

Atria, Related JV Moves in Intriguing Directions

Related Cos. and Atria Senior Living have been tight-lipped about plans for their $3 billion development pipeline, so I was excited when NY YIMBY recently published renderings of the project underway in New York City. I reached out to the architecture firm that is involved, Handel, in hopes of learning more about the design concept, […]

SHN+ Report: The New Opportunity in Intergenerational Senior Living

The demand by seniors to not be called “seniors” is not one of vanity. It is one of realism. With life expectancy rising and health levels improving, the traditional notion of a “senior” is no longer relevant. Seniors know that, and their lifestyle demands reflect that understanding. What that looks like from a practical standpoint […]

Plans Show Atria Sharing NYC Highrise with Equinox Location

Progress is continuing on the urban development pipeline of Related Cos. and Atria Senior Living, with indications that a New York City project near Hudson Yards will put an Equinox fitness center in the same highrise building as an Atria-operated community.  That’s according to new renderings from Handel Architects, which were published Monday by New […]

Why Hipsturbias Remain Promising Senior Living Development Hotspots Despite Covid-19

The rise of hipsturbias — first-ring suburbs of metro areas attracting mixed-use development and fostering intergenerational living — was a top real estate trend heading into 2020. these areas have been disrupted by Covid-19, but their future still appears bright, including for senior living development. Positive demographic trends and a favorable market for housing sales […]

New York City’s First Life Plan Community Takes Shape on RiverSpring Campus

New York City is experiencing an influx of new senior living options, with high-profile luxury communities coming online in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Further north in the Bronx, the city will also add another option: its first life plan community. Covid-19 is not deterring RiverSpring Health’s plans to build the first life plan community in the […]

70% of Senior Living Operators, Developers Report Postponing Construction Projects

The coronavirus pandemic is having an unfavorable impact on senior housing development, with developers and operators across the country postponing projects until the pandemic is under control. And they are using this time to revise plans in the hopes of creating more appealing and resilient communities. That’s one finding from a survey by Senior Housing […]

How SHAG Scaled Middle-Market Senior Living, And Where It’s Going Next

Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG) has earned a reputation in the Pacific Northwest for its quirky brand and successful model of senior housing at an accessible price point. The Tukwila, Washington-based affordable senior housing nonprofit has refined its model over the past three decades through a mix of innovative partnerships, leaner staffing models, and […]

Vitality Living, Hospitality Developer Fusion Launch Landmark Lifestyles Brand

Vitality Living has partnered with noted hotel developer Fusion Hospitality to launch a new senior living brand, Landmark Lifestyles. Plans for the new brand exemplify several growing trends in senior living, including a focus on smaller cities with rising profiles, and hotel conversion projects. A Landmark Lifestyles project taking shape in Tupelo, Mississippi will be […]