Active Adult Overtakes Memory Care In the Eyes of Investors

Active adult is gaining momentum with senior housing investors, but the asset class has one final obstacle in the way of becoming the most sought-after product type. Active adult has surpassed memory care as an investment focus and trails only independent living as the most popular senior housing product type, according to the 2019 Senior […]

Juniper CFO Chuck Hastings: Senior Living Providers Must Avoid 2 Common Missteps

In his two decades in the senior living industry, Juniper Communities CFO Chuck Hastings has seen many changes, but one stands out: consumers’ evolving expectations and needs. And failing to keep up with customers can have dire consequences. “That is where a company can make some real financial missteps … when they don’t listen to […]

Transactions & Financings: HFF Facilitates Bridge-Somerby Deal, NHI Acquires Senior Living Campus

HFF Completes Sale, Financing of Somerby Senior Living Portfolio Holliday Fenoglio Fower (HFF) completed the sale and financing of a nine-property senior housing portfolio, totaling 1,558 units, in the Southeastern U.S. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Dominion Partners, acting on behalf of its affiliated partner, Somerby Senior Living. Bridge Investment Group purchased […]

5 Keys to Senior Housing Finance and Investment in 2019

Well before 2019 was on the horizon, experts were speculating on the health of the senior housing industry. As 2018 came to a close, investor confidence in the market continued to drive interest, and flooded the capital markets with money. Deals like Apollo Global Management’s $428 million deal for HCP’s Brookdale Senior Living portfolio and […]

Developer Douglas Wilson Partners with HCP, Milestone to Make Senior Housing Debut

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC), a noted San Diego-based real estate developer, has officially entered the senior living game by opening Sienna at Otay Ranch, in partnership with two well-known names in the industry: Milestone Retirement Communities and HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP). DWC plans to open additional senior living communities throughout the western U.S. over the […]

Welltower CEO: Health Care Replacing Retail as Anchor of Mixed-Use Developments

With the pursuit of wellness becoming pervasive not only in senior housing but for people of all ages, health care-related buildings are replacing retail locations as the anchors of mixed-used real estate developments — and Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is pursuing projects to accelerate this trend. “Twenty-five years ago, if you said to someone, why don’t […]

Pursuing Cautious Growth, American House Inks Deals With ReNew, Black Salmon

Changes are afoot at American House Senior Living Communities. The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based senior living owner and operator has sold a portfolio of properties to ReNew REIT and is forging ahead with an expansion plan that includes development and acquisitions with a variety of partners — including at least one project with a new investor […]

In the Pipeline: HarborChase Opens in Florida; Benchmark’s Second Long Island Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Ryan Companies, Grand Living Plan Community in Iowa Ryan Companies US and Grand Living are collaborating on a new […]

Merrill Gardens Co-Founder Quietly Builds Wellness-Focused Operator GenCare

GenCare Lifestyle is not a large senior living provider, but the Seattle-based company is making a mark. Helmed by industry veteran Leon Grundstein, GenCare has been on the leading edge of wellness-focused operations, with particular innovation in the area of dining, and has started working with a new capital partner to support the company’s continued […]