Bloomberg: 36 Senior Living Muni Debt Issues Fell Into Default Last Year

Three-dozen municipal debt issues for senior living communities fell into default in 2020, and five more borrowers have failed to make payments this year. That’s according to an analysis published last week by Bloomberg. A previous analysis, done by Municipal Market Analytics in Aug. 2020, showed 23 retirement communities had reported first-time defaults on municipal […]

Brookdale Sale Negotiations Reportedly Ended With No Deal

Talks for a rumored acquisition of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) with a Chinese bidder are over, according to Bloomberg. Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd, a Beijing-based real estate and leisure firm, was, at one time, prepared to buy Brookdale for $20 per share, but the deal stalled, and has now finally faltered. Negotiations ended without a […]

Activist Shareholder Calls Out NorthStar ‘Cronies’ Over REIT Merger

One activist shareholder is slamming the “management cronies” involved in the $17 billion merger of three major real estate companies, saying there is “woefully inadequate” value to shareholders in the transaction.    Jonathan Litt, founder and chief investment officer of New York-based hedge fund Land & Buildings, slammed special committee members of NorthStar Asset Management […]

[Update] CVS to Buy Omnicare in $12.7 Billion Deal

Omnicare Inc. (NYSE: OCR), the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy provider, will be acquired by CVS Health Corp., Bloomberg News first reported Wednesday. The deal was confirmed early Thursday and will net an enterprise value for Omnicare of $12.7 billion, including $2.3 billion in debt. Omnicare has 13,000 employees at 160 locations in 47 states across the […]

Most Popular Posts of the Week: Brookdale Kicks Off iPad Study

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Brookdale iPad Pilot Tests Tablet Use in Senior Living — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) is partnering with a research team at one of its newly acquired California-based Emeritus communities to study iPad use among a group of […]

Bloomberg: Developers Creating Senior Housing Surplus

While real estate developers are working fast to meet the housing needs of a rapidly growing U.S. senior citizen population – which is projected to almost double in the next 35 years – some analysts are warning that developers may be moving too fast, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. A jump in supply is forecast to cut […]