Senior Housing Occupancy Inches Up, Assisted Living Turns a Corner

Average senior housing occupancy inched forward in Q4 2019 to 88.1%, up 10 basis points from the previous quarter’s 88% rate, according to new data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  But a deeper dive into the data paints a richer picture, including a possible inflection point for assisted living, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Senior Living Providers Invest in Workforce Housing for Employees

As senior living companies face intense labor pressures, some organizations are beginning to provide workforce housing for their employees. Doing so is not simple, but providing affordable housing can be a recruitment and retention tool for front-line employees, while adding new rental stock to markets in need, Presbyterian Homes & Services President and CEO Dan […]

Erickson Gets Underway on $300 Million CCRC as Part of $2 Billion Pipeline

Erickson Living has big plans in Virginia, and the upcoming construction of a $300 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) outside of Richmond is one of the linchpins. The Catonsville, Maryland-based owner and operator will open a sales center for Avery Point in the Richmond suburb of Shore Pump, Virginia, in April 2020, Erickson Living […]

Denver Development Holds Special Appeal for Jewish Seniors, Suggests Promise of Niche Communities

A senior living development underway in Denver holds the potential to become a niche community for Jewish older adults. In so doing, it could showcase why serving particular demographic groups could become a more prevalent play for senior living providers in the years to come. The 205-unit, $97 million project is dubbed Hilltop Reserve because […]

$130M Redevelopment to Bring Senior Housing to Former Mall Site

The site of a vacant mall in a Minneapolis suburb is one step closer to being redeveloped into mixed-use, with affordable senior housing as an anchor. The Plymouth, Minnesota City Council last week approved a plan by developer Dominium to redevelop the 17-acre Four Seasons Mall site into three affordable housing buildings — two for […]

Behind the Scenes of Watermark’s $330M Landmark Brooklyn Redevelopment

One of the highest-profile adaptive reuse senior housing developments is on pace for a spring 2020 opening, and the companies involved have started to showcase what they are bringing to market. The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights is transforming the landmark 16-story Leverich Towers Hotel in Brooklyn into 275 units — 204 assisted living, 42 memory […]

Older Senior Housing Properties Show Strong Occupancy But Investments Needed

Conventional wisdom states that consumers are attracted to shiny new senior housing product that has flooded certain markets in recent years, putting older properties at a disadvantage and eroding their occupancy. This is not necessarily the case, as statistics show that top-performing senior housing properties tend to be between 10 and 17 years old. However, […]

Risk Aversion Holding Back Nonprofit Senior Living, Despite Affiliation Trends

Nonprofit senior living providers have shown an increased appetite for growth through affiliation and expanding existing campuses in recent years. Yet an aversion to risk born out of the post-2008 economic downturn has the sector trailing its for-profit peers. These trends are on display in the 16th annual LZ 200 list of top nonprofit providers […]