Will ABHOW’s Brewing Legal Battle Redefine Labor Law?

One of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers is digging in for a legal battle, and the company’s lawyers say that the outcome could have far-reaching implications for any employer with union workers. The case has its roots at the Piedmont Gardens community in Oakland, Calif., operated by American Baptist Homes of the West […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Five Star Transfers to Nasdaq

ABHOW, be.group Complete Merger American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) and be.group have completed their merger and will now be part of holding company Cornerstone Affiliates. The previously announced deal was approved by regulators early last month. The merged companies form California’s largest nonprofit senior living provider and the nation’s sixth-largest such organization. The […]

Editor’s Picks: ABHOW and be.group Pick Leadership Team

This week, Senior Housing News readers learned how distress in the health care industry overall might impact senior housing, why National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is keen on skilled nursing, and delved into the mind of Marquis Companies President and CEO Phil Fogg. This Week in Review  California’s Largest Nonprofit Senior Living Provider Announces Leadership […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: be.group and ABHOW’s Affiliation Complete

be.group and ABHOW Affiliation Approved in California The formal affiliation of be.group and American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), two of California’s leading non-profit senior housing providers, has been approved by state regulators, completing the previously announced unification. The two organizations have officially combined and are now the state’s largest non-profit provider and the […]

Minimum Wage Hikes to Have Ripple Effect in Senior Living

Minimum wage hikes recently approved in California and New York mean that workers will soon earn $15 an hour, but the associated costs and implications put pressure on pay across the board for senior living providers. “What everybody forgets is that this change pushes up against everyone else’s pay in the organization,” Michelle Esser, vice president […]

Best Repositioning 2015: An Intimate ‘Boutique’ CCRC

Nestled among high-end homes on a quiet, residential street in Los Altos, California, you’ll find The Terraces at Los Altos. Today, the buildings that house The Terraces at Los Altos’ assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care units fit in with the nice homes that surround them. But renovating American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW)’s continuing […]

Movers & Shakers: The Goodman Group’s New COO

The Goodman Group Appoints New COO Minnesota-based senior living developer and manager The Goodman Group appointed Craig Edinger as its chief operating officer. In his new role, Edinger will be responsible for The Goodman Group’s operational and business functions of its 70 senior living and health care, residential and commercial properties. Edinger has worked with […]

Editor’s Picks: A 90-Year-Old Reddit Guru

This week on Senior Housing News, our readers took a closer look at oversupply fears and discovered The Renaissance Kilpatrick, the winning entry for the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Awards in the Affordable category. They also learned which positions earn the most in the assisted living space, and found out how one senior living […]

CCRC Turmoil Prevented by Calif. Governor’s Veto

Senior housing providers are breathing easier and expressing support for California Governor Jerry Brown, who recently vetoed a bill that would have increased regulations on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and impacted business models. Brown vetoed the bill on October 11.   The bill would have changed the way CCRCs repay entrance fees to residents […]

Greystone President: Nonprofits Chasing Deals with ‘Intense Effort’

On the heels of the merger between California-based nonprofit senior living providers American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) and be.group, Greystone Communities President Mark Andrews says he wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more such activity ahead as other nonprofits play catch-up after the recession. Following this year’s The Greystone Event, the senior living advisor’s […]