Independent Living Faces Covid-19 Vulnerabilities As Less Needs-Based Product

Compared to assisted living and memory care, independent living and active adult communities can be harder to secure during the coronavirus pandemic. The better health, mobility and independent nature of their census can make social distancing a bigger ask, and the leaner staffing necessary to operate these communities means residents have less support in the […]

Welltower CEO: We Aim To Mimic High-End Senior Living at $1,000 Price Point

Real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) made headlines last week with the official introduction of its new middle-market brand, welltowerLIVING. On Monday, Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa provided additional insight into how the plans for welltowerLIVING fit into a larger strategy to create senior living options for the vast cohort of aging middle-income baby boomers. […]

Welltower CEO Touts Expanding Health System Initiatives, Teases ‘Welltower Living’ Brand

Welltower is moving forward on all cylinders with its strategy of closely aligning senior housing with health systems. In addition to a recently announced relationship with Jefferson Health, the real estate investment trust (REIT) is in the process of working closely with Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania, CEO Thomas DeRosa said Wednesday at the J.P. Morgan […]

Welltower Credits ‘Painful’ Restructuring for Strong Senior Housing Performance

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) posted solid senior housing gains in the third quarter of 2019, thanks in part to the last few years spent unwinding certain “one-sided” relationships while forging new ones under more well-aligned RIDEA structures. That’s according to CEO and Chairman Thomas DeRosa, who on a Tuesday earnings call with investors and analysts laid […]

Welltower Gains Middle-Market Senior Housing Platform with Clover Management

In striking a joint venture with Clover Management, real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has brought a quickly expanding middle-market independent living company into the fold. In a $343 million transaction announced in late July, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower acquired a portfolio of 32 Clover communities, including four under development. “Welltower is delighted to add […]

Welltower Posts Strong Senior Housing Numbers Amid Operator Reshuffles

Welltower’s (NYSE: WELL) senior housing portfolio performance continued to pace strong earnings in the second quarter of 2019 — a period marked by a flurry of transactions. Leadership of the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust put those deals in greater context during Wednesday’s earnings call. They were approached by a buyer who offered attractive […]