Brookdale Hits Occupancy Inflection Point, Sees ‘Everything You Can Imagine’ from Competitors

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) made forward progress on its occupancy rate in the first quarter of 2021, and CEO Cindy Baier is hopeful that the pandemic is waning. But, she also described a highly competitive environment and anticipates pricing pressure in the months ahead. That optimism is buoyed by the fact that the Brentwood, […]

Brookdale Extends LTC Properties Lease Through Year-End

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) opted to extend its lease with real estate investment trust LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) through Dec. 31, 2021. Brookdale holds an option to extend the lease through April 30, 2022. Rent terms under the master lease did not change. Westlake, California-based LTC also extended a $4 million capital commitment to […]

Senior Living On Notice As Capital Pours Into Home Care

Senior living executives routinely tell me that the sector’s biggest competitive threat is at-home care, which enables older adults to avoid moves into communal settings. If that’s true, senior living leaders should be quaking. While they strive to regain their financial and operational footing, capital is pouring into the at-home care space. In just the […]

Problem Solvers: Improving Senior Living Transfers From Acute and Post-Acute Care

Senior living providers face myriad problems and challenges, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. But these problems are not insurmountable, and companies across the industry are devising creative solutions. In this series, we’re surveying industry leaders to highlight these actionable solutions. For this edition, we asked leaders with Pegasus Senior Living, Cypress Living, Juniper […]

Senior Housing Occupancy Hit New Record-Low of 78.8%

In the first three months of the year, U.S. senior occupancy fell to a new record-low level, of 78.8%. That occupancy rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than in Q4 2020 and 8.7 percentage points lower than a year prior, according to NIC MAP Vision data released Thursday. Assisted living occupancy was even lower, hitting […]

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 […]

Low Occupancy Prompts Price Discounts in Senior Living — But Providers Wary of Risks

Senior living providers recovering from the pandemic are using discounts and concessions to regain occupancy, raising concerns about price wars as companies across the industry strive to rebuild occupancy. In November 2020, providers such as Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) were already observing deep discounts and concessions in the market. Other data, including mystery […]