Welltower’s Mercedes Kerr Named Belmont Village President

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) Executive Vice President, Business & Relationship Management Mercedes Kerr is leaving the Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) to assume the role of President at partner company Belmont Village Senior Living, Welltower announced in a press release Monday. Belmont Village Founder Patricia Will will continue as founder and CEO. […]

Belmont Village CEO: Influx of Residential Developers Raises the Bar for Senior Living

In recent years, a growing number of residential real estate developers have trained their sights on senior living and launched project pipelines. This trend will continue, and well-established senior living players must up their game in response, according to Belmont Village CEO Patricia Will. In particular, she believes too many senior living communities have poorly […]

Developers Gain Upside with Senior Living, University Tie-Ins

University partnerships have long garnered interest among senior housing developers, driven by a built-in intergenerational component, availability of land and the opportunity to establish shared synergies between communities and the schools. As this trend develops, these joint ventures are bringing senior housing communities closer to the central campus, laying the groundwork to creating tomorrow’s intergenerational […]

4 Keys to Successful Senior Living Projects in Mixed-Use Developments

Senior housing as a component of mixed-use development is gaining in popularity with investors, developers and future residents alike. The trend is driven by the impending arrival of baby boomers to the senior living space and the broader shift from acute care to wellness and prevention, which is paving the way for more health-focused real […]

HFF Describes Careful Process Leading to Baptist Health-Belmont Village Venture

Baptist Health South Florida was exploring entering the senior housing space long before its groundbreaking partnership with Belmont Village Senior Living. The largest health care group in South Florida reached out to Dallas, Texas-based real estate capital market advisers Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) two years ago to learn more about senior housing, and to find […]

Belmont Village CEO: New Baptist Health JV a First for Senior Living

Senior housing operators partnering with health care providers is a growing industry trend. Belmont Village’s newly announced partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, however, may be the first of its kind. The joint venture will develop a pipeline of Belmont Village communities, starting with the planned construction next year of Belmont Village Coral Gables. This […]

Belmont Village Strikes JV with Baptist Health for South Florida Developments

Belmont Village Senior Living topped out its first community in South Florida last week. Now, the company is laying the foundation for developing a pipeline of projects in the region, through a new partnership with Baptist Health South Florida. Houston-based Belmont Village announced a new partnership with the nonprofit health system to develop, own and […]

As Labor Woes Continue, Senior Living Providers Must Invest in People

While many senior living owners and operators stress investing in their buildings to keep occupancy high, investing in their workers is equally as important, if not more so. That was among the top takeaways from a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) fall conference in Chicago, which began in […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into the […]