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 […]

Senior Housing Investment Returns Beat Every Property Type Except Industrial

Senior housing continues to pay off for investors, with only industrial real estate producing higher annualized returns for the period ending Sept. 30, 2019. That’s according to data compiled by the National Council of Real Estate Fiduciaries (NCREIF), recently shared in a blog by Beth Mace, chief economist at the National Investment Center for Seniors […]

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. […]

After ‘Existential Crisis,’ Nonprofit SFCJL Creates Byer Square Membership Model

In 2013, the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL) was facing a dire situation. Reimbursement cuts being contemplated by the state of California posed a serious threat to its skilled nursing-focused business model, and the organization’s leaders recognized that they needed to radically reinvent the nonprofit to safeguard its future and continue to fulfill […]

Invesque CEO: Senior Living Industry Has Not ‘Dug Its Teeth’ Into Solving Workforce Crisis

It’s been a big year for Invesque. Since its founding in 2015, the Carmel, Indiana-based firm has amassed a nearly $2 billion portfolio, and made a signature acquisition in 2019 by purchasing the Commonwealth Senior Living operating company and 20 properties. This rapid growth is no accident — Invesque Chairman and CEO Scott White places […]

Middle-Market Plays to Reshape Senior Living Acquisition Activity, Prices

Robust senior housing acquisition activity is likely to continue into 2020, driven by the continued low interest rate environment as well as the increased focus on middle-market products and the creation of multi-brand portfolios. That middle-market focus is also driving more interest from big players in secondary and tertiary markets, which are friendlier to this […]

$150 Million Highrise Project Caps 5-Year Reinvention of Transforming Age

In 2014, Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN) was a small and struggling provider with three communities in the Seattle area. Fast-forward to the present day, and the organization has rebranded as Transforming Age, serves about 10 times as many seniors, and is pursuing further innovation and expansion — including through the $150 million Olympic Tower […]

Harrison Street Acquires Portfolio of 11 Brightview Communities

Real estate investment firm Harrison Street is expanding its relationship with Brightview Senior Living. The Chicago-based company announced Wednesday it acquired an 11-community portfolio managed by Brightview. The portfolio comprises 1,322 units in independent living, assisted living and memory care properties across Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts. All of the communities are stabilized, with an […]