New Intergenerational Experiment Could Ease Senior Living Pressures

In July, an independent living facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee welcomed an unconventional new resident: an 18-year-old named John Payne. This experiment in multigenerational housing is being led by The Victory Lap, a nonprofit organization that matches youth who have aged out of the foster care system with vacant apartments in senior housing communities, Victory Lap […]

Welltower Gains Middle-Market Senior Housing Platform with Clover Management

In striking a joint venture with Clover Management, real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has brought a quickly expanding middle-market independent living company into the fold. In a $343 million transaction announced in late July, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower acquired a portfolio of 32 Clover communities, including four under development. “Welltower is delighted to add […]

New Discovery COO: We Want to Create Resident Experiences That Set Us Apart

With 18 years at luxury CCRC developer, owner and operator Vi Living — the last two as COO — Bill Sciortino was in high demand with executive search firms across the country. But when recruiters called called him with job openings, Sciortino would pass, he told Senior Housing News. “I pretty much dismissed every [opportunity] […]

Shepherd Premier Aims to Open 30 Small-Home Communities By 2022

Shepherd Premier Senior Living has outlined a development pipeline that will put it at 30 small-home communities within the next three years. The McHenry, Illinois-based provider was founded in 2014, and has developed five small-home communities over the past five years. But its next project is its largest to date: a $21 million development consisting […]

NHI Expects Payoffs from ‘Fast and Furious’ Acquisitions, Transitions

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) expects its recent spate of acquisitions, and transitioning of struggling properties, to pay off with sustained revenue growth starting in 2020. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based health care real estate trust completed or announced $295 million in acquisitions in 2019, and is working on its transition portfolio of nine properties to improve […]

Welltower Exits Benchmark Portfolio for $1.8 Billion, Strengthens Other Operator Ties

Real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) disposed of its interest in Benchmark Senior Living for a gross sale price of $1.8 billion — one of several senior housing deals that the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Wednesday, in conjunction with second quarter 2019 earnings. The Benchmark portfolio consists of 48 senior […]

Hard-Hit Memory Care Sector Faces Slow Road to Recovery

After a few brutal years for standalone memory care, supply pressures are easing and occupancy is ticking up. But a rebound will be gradual, as hard-hit companies in the space try to reset, and owners and operators glean lessons from this recent period of distress. Construction of freestanding memory care communities peaked in the fourth […]

How Columbia Pacific Is Creating a Scalable Senior Living Model in India

Columbia Pacific Group is making headway on its efforts to bring senior living to the massive Indian market. The private investment firm — co-founded by U.S. senior living pioneer Dan Baty — is now constructing its first community in India and has assembled an experienced operational team, with intentions to have 5,000 units under management […]

Chicago Pacific, Grace Management Add 5 Communities to Growing Portfolio

Private investment firm Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF), along with its subsidiary senior living management companies CPF Living Communities and Grace Management Inc., have added five communities to their portfolio in a recent flurry of acquisitions. The additions are part of an ongoing expansion that could see another 12 to 15 communities added within the next […]

Senior Housing Occupancy Falls in Q2, Assisted Living Reaches New Low

After reversing a downward trend in the first quarter of 2019, the occupancy rate for U.S. senior housing communities declined slightly in the second quarter, according to new data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The overall occupancy rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 87.8% in Q2, marking the lowest […]