Seeking A Roadmap: What To Expect In A Senior Living Earnings Season Like None Other

Publicly traded senior housing owners and operators begin reporting their Q1 2020 earnings next week, but these financial results will be essentially irrelevant due to Covid-19. Analysts, investors and senior living professionals hope that the earnings reports and comments from executive teams will provide a clearer sense of Covid-19’s effects on the industry and what […]

BMO Analysis: 50% Decline a Worst-Case Scenario, But Historically Low Senior Housing Occupancy Could Be Coming

Senior housing occupancy could fall by as much as 50% this year due to Covid-19 — as Bloomberg reported — but this is a worst-case scenario, according to BMO Capital Markets Analyst John Kim. Less dramatic occupancy declines are more likely, yet even these relatively gentler drops could put occupancy at historically low levels. BMO […]

3 Covid-19 Predictions for Senior Housing: Occupancy, Pandemic Duration, Industry Recovery

The senior housing industry is facing steep challenges that shift each day as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and the nation’s response evolves. In this dynamic environment, making predictions could be a fool’s errand, yet owners, operators and investors are seeking some basis around which to craft strategies. With this in mind, here are three scenarios […]

Brighter Forecasts for Senior Living in 2020 Now Clouded By Coronavirus

Earlier this year, there were signs that the senior housing industry was on its way to a recovery, following a period of oversupply and other headwinds. Then came Covid-19, the disease caused by the so-called novel coronavirus that has sickened at least 100,000 people, roiled economic markets and has disrupted daily life across the globe. […]

‘Could Be Devastating’: Senior Living Industry Braces for Coronavirus

COVID-19, the viral disease also known as the “novel coronavirus,” is spreading around the globe. Senior living providers, including Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) and Affinity Living Group (ALG), are preparing for a possible worst-case scenario. While both Brookdale and Affinity are large companies, small providers could face even more dire consequences if the virus infiltrates their […]

Senior Housing Operators Must Increase CapEx or Get Left Behind

The steady stream of new senior housing inventory coming online through the mid-2020s has put pressure on operators to maintain occupancy. It is also focusing owners and operators to face the fact that historical trends in CapEx spending need to change. Operators have been getting away with penciling in smaller allocations from their annual budgets […]

Sabra Seeks New JV Partner for Enlivant Portfolio

Irvine, California-based Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) is on the hunt for an investor to take a minority stake in a portfolio of 170 senior living communities operated by Chicago-based Enlivant. Sabra purchased a 49% equity stake in the portfolio in 2017, in a deal that valued the overall portfolio at $1.2 billion. The […]

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 […]

Hard-Hit Memory Care Sector Faces Slow Road to Recovery

After a few brutal years for standalone memory care, supply pressures are easing and occupancy is ticking up. But a rebound will be gradual, as hard-hit companies in the space try to reset, and owners and operators glean lessons from this recent period of distress. Construction of freestanding memory care communities peaked in the fourth […]