How Unit Mix Helps Arrow Senior Living, Bridgewood, Priority Life Care Hit Higher Margins

As operators tweak their portfolios in 2023 with margins in mind, unit mix is among their most crucial considerations. New data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) showed that appropriately sizing care segments is one of the most important factors when developing and designing a senior living community, and one […]

Bridgewood Founder Launches New Luxury-Focused Senior Living Management Company Aspenwood 

Bridgewood Property Group President and Retirement Center Management CEO Jim Gray is launching a new senior living management company. The new Houston, Texas-based operator, The Aspenwood Company, was created to “meet the evolving needs of [Bridgewood’s] current as well as future developments and acquisitions,” according to a press release on the launch. “Our main primary […]

The New Pro Forma: Senior Living Developments Face Longer Lease Ups, Rising Costs

This article is an exclusive feature available as a part of your subscription to SHN + Senior housing developers and operators are encouraged by occupancy gains in recent months. But those stakeholders are still taking a cautious approach to underwriting development and lease-up pro formas for newly opened communities and ground-up projects, and in some […]

List of Priciest U.S. Senior Living Communities Shows Luxury Niche Deepens as Market Matures

Over the last few years, the senior living industry has focused on meeting the middle market, and for good reason. But at the other end of the spectrum lies another evolving market niche: luxurious communities with services and prices geared toward the affluent. For residents, these communities come with cream-of-the-crop services — and monthly rates […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower Closes $750M Note Offering; Boston Financial’s $173M LIHTC Fund

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is improving its liquidity debt maturities situations. The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust closed a $750 million offering of 2.8% senior unsecured notes, due in June 2031. Welltower will use the net proceeds to redeem $340 million of outstanding 3.75% senior notes due March 2023, and $335 million of […]

Senior Living Owners, Operators Reassess CapEx Priorities for 2021, Beyond

While senior living capital expenditure allocations were gradually increasing before the Covid-19 pandemic, some leaders were concerned that investment in buildings still was insufficient and leading to an impending crisis related to obsolescent properties. Today, issues with buildings pre-pandemic have only been exacerbated by the virus, making CapEx investment more vital, even as such spending […]

Executive Forecast 2021: A Rare Chance For Senior Living Reinvention

“When you’re in a chaotic environment, you white-knuckle the status quo. We just can’t do that. We really have to think about what is the ‘new next’ that we are going towards.” Those are the words of Sequoia Living President and CEO Sara McVey, and they capture a common sentiment among other top executives in […]

Transactions & Financings: AccentCare, Seasons Hospice Merging; Ziegler’s $42M Financing Package

Affiliations AccentCare, Seasons Hospice to Merge AccentCare Inc. and Seasons Hospice announced a merger, Senior Housing News sister publication Home Health Care News reports. The deal brings Dallas-based AccentCare, one of the five largest home health care companies in the country, and Seasons, one of the top five largest hospice providers, under one corporate umbrella. […]

Bridgewood Property CEO: With Margins Squeezed, Higher Wages Present Dilemma

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing providers across the country to spend more to maintain staffing levels. But it has also shined a light on how frontline workers have been cobbling together a living wage before and during the crisis at times by working for multiple providers or pulling shifts across different communities. With workers under […]

Senior Housing Operators Must Increase CapEx or Get Left Behind

The steady stream of new senior housing inventory coming online through the mid-2020s has put pressure on operators to maintain occupancy. It is also focusing owners and operators to face the fact that historical trends in CapEx spending need to change. Operators have been getting away with penciling in smaller allocations from their annual budgets […]