How Senior Housing Developers Are Reconfiguring the Capital Stack

As national and larger regional banks continue to conservatively underwrite acquisition and construction financing, senior housing developers are turning to a host of other options to put together their capital stacks. Mezzanine lending and preferred equity are popular vehicles for borrowers looking for non-recourse lending. Debt funds are another option for borrowers seeking flexibility capital. […]

In the Pipeline: Benchmark Expanding N.H. Community; Sparrow Partners, Welltower Start Active Adult Project in Texas

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Submissions are currently open. Construction: Planned Benchmark Plans Assisted Living Expansion at New Hampshire Community Benchmark is adding new assisted living apartments at its Benchmark Senior Living […]

Senior Living’s History of Home Care Failure May Repeat Itself

Back in April, I observed that capital is pouring into the home care sector, and that senior living providers need to be alert to threats and opportunities posed by growth and innovations in at-home care. So, I’m not surprised that there’s an emerging trend of senior living providers starting or expanding at-home care business lines. […]

Strength of Luxury Senior Living Market Holds Lessons for Industry’s Future

Middle-market senior living has commanded a lot of attention recently, with demand set to rapidly expand in the coming years. But luxury senior living continues to hold great appeal for developers, investors, operators and — most encouragingly — consumers. Watermark Retirement is certainly not shying away from the luxury market. The Tucson-based company’s development pipeline […]

In the Pipeline: Atria, Welltower Join $300M Mixed-Use Project in New Jersey; Benchmark Renovating Connecticut CCRC

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Submissions are currently open. In the Pipeline: Planned Atria, Welltower Among Project Partners for $300M Redevelopment in New Jersey Atria Senior Living, Welltower (NYSE: WELL), multifamily developer […]

CCRC Resilience By The Numbers: Understanding a Senior Living Covid-19 Success Story

The Covid-19 pandemic put serious pressure on senior living providers’ bottom lines, but for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), those headwinds didn’t blow quite as hard. In fact, CCRCs’ resilience will be talked about for years to come, Eric Mendelsohn, CEO of National Health Investors, said in a recent SHN+ TALKS. As that conversation gets […]

In the Pipeline: The Springs Living Expands to Washington; Watermark, Hines Announce Houston Project

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. View this year’s winning entries here And if you’d like to submit a project to In the Pipeline, email us. Construction: Planned The Springs Living Announces […]

Skilled Nursing Woes, Disruption Create Senior Living Opportunities

The federal government is temporarily increasing Medicaid funding by 10 percentage points, and states could use some of these dollars to support nursing facility conversions to assisted living. That’s according to a May 13 letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter included a list of acceptable uses for the increased […]