NHI Weighs Rent Relief, Notes Value of Triple-Net Leases in Accessing PPP

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) was not immune to the Covid-related pressures that other health care real estate investment trusts (REIT) have grappled with since mid-March. Occupancy rates decreased significantly in April, leads are in decline, tours are at a standstill and move-ins have slowed across its roster of senior housing operators. And while rent […]

Life Plan Communities Face Risks After Withstanding Early Covid-19 Pressures

Nonprofit life plan communities — particularly those with stronger credit ratings — have done an effective job of keeping Covid-19 at bay and are withstanding immediate financial pressures. However, the sector as a whole still faces numerous challenges and uncertainties as the pandemic drags on. This was the message delivered Tuesday by Fitch Ratings, in […]

Inside Atria Senior Living’s Covid-19 Response

With more than 180 communities across the United States — including many in the hard-hit New York City metropolitan area — Atria Senior Living has had to get creative to develop and execute a large-scale Covid-19 response. There have been lessons learned along the way, but the Louisville, Kentucky-based company has hit on innovative approaches […]

Welltower: Occupancy Could Drop 6% in Q2, Senior Housing Still Key To Future of Health Care

Welltower’s (NYSE: WELL) senior housing portfolio took a substantial hit to occupancy between March and May as the Covid-19 pandemic dragged on — but the company believes the worst still is yet to come on that front. Occupancy for the Toledo, Ohio-based company’s senior housing operating (SHO) portfolio fell by 70 basis points in March […]