Blackstone, Cindat Rumored to Bid for Senior Housing Down Under

Global private equity firms have been having a field day lately, making big investments in senior housing in the United States and other nations.  Both China-based Cindat Capital Management and New York-based Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), for instance, have placed bids for a 50% stake in the senior housing business of Sydney, Australia-based LendLease Group, Bloomberg […]

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale Sale Talks Ongoing

Happy Monday! It’s a busy time in the senior housing industry as public companies begin to share their latest financial results. It’s also a busy time in “funny hat” news, due in part to one half of an athletic elderly couple. Here’s what you may have missed last week: HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) is on […]

Kai Hsiao to Exit HCP, Raising Questions About Executive Retention

HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) is on the hunt, once again, for new executives. Last year, the Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) had planned to launch ‘HCP 3.0’ with a series of promising new hires—but achieving that has involved HCP going “3 or 4 steps forward, 1 step back,” Executive Chairman Mike McKee said Tuesday on an […]

Monday Jump-Start: Change at HCP, Brookdale Lawsuit

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Hopefully your weekend was filled with something other than taxes. Here’s a recap of some of the stories SHN covered last week:   We published the first installment of SHN’s “Confessions” series, where an anonymous architect talked about senior living clients’ worst habits, the hype around innovation, and how to […]

Senior Housing REITs to Ride Out the Storm of 2017

After a year marked by up-and-down transaction volume, senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be gearing up for a buying rebound in 2017—but don’t expect them to acquire Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). That’s one prediction for what the year ahead will hold for the big three health care REITs, Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), […]

With Brookdale ‘In Teeth of the Storm,’ Takeout Chatter Continues

Following bleak fourth quarter earnings, executives at the largest senior living provider in the nation are predicting a gloomy 2017. A rumored takeout by a private equity buyer was the backdrop for the earnings, which likely increased pressure on Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) to get a deal done. Brookdale leaders on Tuesday cited a number of factors […]

Ventas, Welltower, HCP Pegged as Top Investment Opportunities in 2017

Amid greater uncertainty following the results of a tumultuous national election, health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be a bright spot among other real estate sectors. Just as they fared well during the recession thanks to their demand-driven real estate assets, health care REITs, including the “Big 3”—Welltower (NYSE: HCN), Ventas (NYSE: VTR) and […]

Top Senior Housing News Stories of 2016: A Year in Brookdale

This year, industry news was dominated by the largest senior living operator in the nation, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). It’s not surprising that the industry behemoth generates a lot of reader interest, but the Brentwood, Tennessee-based provider created a lot of news this year with its ongoing efforts to find the formula for success […]