Benchmark Forms Urban-Focused Wellness Division, Adds New President

Benchmark, one of the largest senior living providers in the U.S. Northeast, is launching a Wellness Management division focused on new, urban communities. Denise McQuaide, who has served in executive roles within senior living and other health care companies over the last 30 years, has been hired to lead the division as president and COO. […]

Sabra CEO: No Reason to Panic Over Senior Housing Downturn

Despite senior housing industry headwinds, don’t expect real estate investment trusts (REITs) to be taking aggressive steps to cut rents or lower escalators for operators as they have been for skilled nursing tenants. That’s according to Rick Matros, CEO of the Irvine, California-based Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). Some other REITs are more focused on […]

Editor’s Take: SNF Cast-Offs, Spinoffs and Pure Plays In Stormy Weather

Health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) underwent major refocusing last year, creating skilled nursing cast-offs, spinoffs and pure plays. Now, skilled nursing has slipped away from senior housing-focused REITs and is up for another year of challenges. While the rest of the health care system inches toward integration amid the ongoing shift toward value-based care, […]

Genesis Lays Off Staff in $50 Million Cost-Cutting Move

Census and labor pressures continued to hit the skilled nursing and post-acute sector hard at the end of 2016, prompting industry giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) to take major cost reduction initiatives, including laying off corporate and regional staff. The cost-cutting measures largely have been completed at this point and are expected to reduce the Kennett […]

Movers & Shakers: Genesis’ New COO, Aegis Living’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Housing News will be observing the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. We will return to our normal posting schedule Monday, Nov. 28. Genesis Healthcare Reveals Executive Departures, Appointments Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) revealed the retirement of Robert A. “Mike” Reitz from his position of executive vice president and COO […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Ventas Completes $1.5 Billion Portfolio

Ventas Completes Acquisition of $1.5 Billion Life Sciences Portfolio Health care real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) completed its previously announced acquisition of a $1.5 billion portfolio of Wexford Science & Technology, LLC life sciences buildings. Ventas acquired the properties from affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P., completed Sept. 1. […]