Harrison Street Raises $1.6 Billion Fund, Targets Senior Housing

Real estate investment firm Harrison Street has raised $1.6 billion in equity for its latest fund, which will heavily target senior housing investments. Chicago-based Harrison Street hit the fund’s hard cap of $1.3 billion — exceeding the initial target of $950 million — and raised an additional $302.5 million in co-investment vehicles, the firm announced […]

10 Ideas Shaping the Future of Senior Living Development

Buildings designed to promote wellness, ambitious urban communities, clusters of small homes created with cutting-edge tech  — and even senior living at sea. These are among the ideas shaping the future of senior living development, as revealed earlier this year at Senior Housing News’ inaugural BUILD event. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, we’re […]

Changemakers: Patricia Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO

Over a career spanning about two decades, Belmont Village founder and CEO Patricia Will has earned the status of senior living changemaker. From mixing levels of care within a single building to developing early-stage dementia interventions to forging university affiliations, Will has led the way. Today, she continues to push the envelope with a first-of-its-kind […]

Holiday, Thrive, Belmont Village Find Diverse Ways to Connect with Prospective Residents

With occupancy currently under pressure, senior living providers have to be at the top of their sales and marketing game. They must know their consumer base, have a strong brand that translates into an appealing value proposition, and perhaps even reconsider some conventional wisdom. These were among the insights shared by a trio of leaders […]

Belmont Village Goes Big on Intergenerational Living with University, Mixed-Use Projects

Through robust university partnerships as well as mixed-use developments, Belmont Village is creating senior living communities with strong intergenerational components — and CEO Patricia Will expects that this trend will gain steam in the coming years. In fact, don’t be surprised if student housing and senior living communities are co-located in the future, perhaps sharing […]

In the Pipeline: Civitas Plans Texas Project; Belmont Village Opening in California

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Civitas Senior Living, LKP Ventures Announce Texas Project Civitas Senior Living and real estate […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

Belmont Village Plants New Roots with First International Location

As many senior living operators know, planning and building a new community is a lot of work—and it can be even more challenging when that community is in a foreign country. Houston-based senior housing owner and operator Belmont Village Senior Living knows this all too well after building its recent $55 million project in Mexico City, its […]

USC Forges Path to Senior Living Executive Education

With an increasing emphasis on the education of new and prospective leaders, the senior living industry is also under way with a push to educate existing leaders—an effort pioneered in part by several executives and two world-renowned schools at the University of Southern California.  Now in its third year, USC’s three-day Senior Living Executive Course […]