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. […]

Under Pressure, REITs Back Off Skilled Nursing

Payment reforms have made their sting across the health care industry, with the skilled nursing market taking a hit. And some of the senior housing industry’s biggest real estate owners of skilled nursing properties have started reducing their portfolio exposure in the asset class as a result. Despite the shift in the attractiveness of skilled […]

Aging2.0 Optimize: Genesis Bullish on Senior Living Tech Investment (Sponsored)

The Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE conference brings together 1000+ senior care executives, tech companies, investors and entrepreneurs from around the globe. This not-to-be-missed event October 11-14 in San Francisco will feature bold keynotes, unparalleled networking opportunities, valuable market insights and a one-of-a-kind Experience Zone—an expansive, multi-sensory showcase of the most innovative technology-driven solutions across the themes of […]

Editor’s Picks: Welltower’s $1.15 Billion Buy

It’s earnings season, and the message is clear—acquisitions and dispositions are back in a big way. This week, we clued our readers into Welltower’s massive new senior housing portfolio acquisition on the West Coast and Sabra’s plans to offload a serious chunk of skilled nursing change. Here in the newsroom, we were keeping up with […]

[UPDATE] Sabra Plans to Sell 29 Genesis Properties

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) is joining the ranks of real estate investment trusts that are taking significant steps to limit their exposure to skilled nursing. Sabra and its major skilled nursing tenant, Genesis HealthCare Inc. (NYSE: GEN), have reached an agreement to market up to 29 leased buildings for sale, the REIT announced […]

Skilled Nursing Keeps Feeling the Squeeze on Payment Rates

As investors have continued to debate the risks associated with skilled nursing operations, the latest quarterly data paints a mixed picture. Occupancy increased through the first two months of 2016, but the impact of tightening managed care rates continued to be felt by providers. Occupancy reached 83.4% as of the end of March, having risen […]

Welltower Slams ‘Misinformation’ Holding Back Investors

Despite a strong first-quarter performance, the CEO of Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) is concerned about misinformation that’s affecting investors’ decisions. It’s misinformation about Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) and skilled nursing audits, and senior housing oversupply, specifically, that’s causing Welltower’s stock to remain undervalued, according to CEO Thomas DeRosa. After all, the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) posted […]

Editor’s Picks: Driving Move-Ins, Slashing Hospitalizations

This week, Senior Housing News readers discovered where and how providers can most effectively target their marketing to drive move-ins, courtesy of CWI Associates. Readers also learned about a rapid recovery center that feels more like a hotel than an institutional care facility, REITs’ oversupply concerns, and a pilot program that led to Brookdale Senior Living […]

Best of Post-Acute 2015: Genesis, Mainstreet Push the Envelope

Nestled near the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a rehabilitation and therapy center that is making waves as the new standard in the sub-acute marketplace. Through a round of firsts, a familiar developer well known for its hospitality-focused facilities completed PowerBack Rehabilitation, Lafayette—a rapid recovery center that feels more like a hotel […]

Welltower Invests in $555 Million Senior Housing Joint Venture

Health care REIT Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has purchased a majority stake in a portfolio of six seniors housing properties in Florida as part of a $555 million joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a global investment management organization that invests the assets of the Canada Pension Plan. This is the first investment in […]