3 Business Benefits of Closer Senior Living, Hospice Alignment

For nearly a decade, American seniors have steadily grown more comfortable with hospice. Nowhere has that growth manifested itself more than in assisted living. Yet for a variety of reasons — including the lingering taboo around hospice and the administrative burdens that come with Medicare — hospice remains largely an assisted living outsider, according to […]

Multifamily Firm Berkshire Residential Targets Senior Housing, Hires Industry Veteran

Berkshire Residential — a Boston-based real estate firm with over $8 billion of assets under management — has set its sights on senior housing. The company has already raised and started to deploy one dedicated senior housing fund, with further fundraising underway. And Berkshire earlier this year hired industry veteran Matthew Whitlock to lead its […]

Activist Brookdale Investor Withdraws Flaherty Board Nomination

The ongoing proxy battle between Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and activist shareholder Land & Buildings is on hold — at least for now. Land & Buildings Investment Management on Tuesday withdrew its nomination to add Jay Flaherty, a former CEO of real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP), to Brookdale’s board of directors. The […]

Brookdale Issues Most Heated Argument Yet Against Board Nominee Flaherty

The gloves have come off in an ongoing proxy battle between Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and activist shareholder Land & Buildings. Brookdale on Thursday ratcheted up the intensity of its arguments against board nominee Jay Flaherty, a former CEO of real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP), who was put forward by activist shareholder […]

Brookdale Acquires 18-Property HCP Portfolio for $405M, Exits Joint Venture

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has inked several new transactions with HCP (NYSE: HCP) that both companies say better position them for the future. The multiple transactions will see Brookdale assume ownership of an 18-property leased portfolio for $405 million, step away from a joint venture and reconfigure lease obligations, the companies announced Tuesday. The […]

After Launching Operator, Green Courte Eyes Major Investment in Senior Living

Green Courte Partners hit paydirt four years ago with a massive sale of mostly age-restricted mobile home communities. Now, the Chicago-based real estate private equity firm has its sights set on senior housing. Last year, Green Courte founded True Connection Communities, an in-house operator, and hired former Senior Lifestyle Corporation co-COO Jim Pusateri as its […]

Navion Partners with Blackstone Affiliate to Manage 10 Senior Living Properties

A North Carolina-based senior housing owner and operator has more than tripled the size of its management portfolio, and is setting the stage for a gradual pipeline of new communities over the next decade. Raleigh-based Navion Senior Solutions assumed operations of 10 communities in Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia through a partnership with Longview […]