NHI Weighs Rent Relief, Notes Value of Triple-Net Leases in Accessing PPP

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) was not immune to the Covid-related pressures that other health care real estate investment trusts (REIT) have grappled with since mid-March. Occupancy rates decreased significantly in April, leads are in decline, tours are at a standstill and move-ins have slowed across its roster of senior housing operators. And while rent […]

Sabra CEO: No Clear Pattern In How Covid-19 Spreads Through Senior Living Communities

Senior housing has so far managed to weather Covid-19 better than some feared, according to Rick Matros, CEO of Irvine, California-based Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). However, he emphasizes that more testing is needed to keep the senior housing communities safe and secure — particularly because Covid-19 has spread through Sabra’s buildings in odd […]

Eclipse CEO: 2020 a Reset Year for Senior Living Industry

With millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age, an evolving landscape for pricing, a red-hot labor market and the looming potential for multiple avenues of disruption, it’s clear the senior living industry faces a new chapter. All of those forces will shape the industry for years to come, requiring that investors, owners and operators be […]

Columbia Pacific Scales Middle-Market Hawthorn Platform, Pursues More Urban Senior Living

Fresh off opening a senior living highrise it developed in its home base of Seattle, Columbia Pacific Advisors is pursuing further urban projects while also scaling up its portfolio of middle-market Hawthorn communities. Since joining Columbia Pacific in 2012, Managing Director Todd Seneker has led the development, acquisition and repositioning efforts of over 25,000 senior […]

Dynamic Pricing Drives Best-Ever Margin for Sabra’s Enlivant Portfolio

Thanks in large part to dynamic pricing that took effect over the summer, Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) just posted best-ever quarterly revenue and margin numbers for its joint venture portfolio of Enlivant senior housing communities. Irvine, California-based Sabra in 2017 acquired a 49% stake in the Enlivant portfolio jointly owned with private equity […]

Transactions & Financings: CareTrust’s Memory Care Expansion; SNH-Five Star Restructuring

CareTrust expands memory care portfolio with $12.5M California acquisition CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) added to its portfolio of memory care communities with the $12.5 million acquisition of Vista del Lago, a 42-unit/96-bed community in San Diego. The seller was Torrey Pines Development Group. The Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets team of Vice Chairman […]

Seasons Living Raises Its Game With New Equity Partner, Rebrand, Portfolio Growth

It’s been a big year for Seasons Living, which added a new president, secured a private equity partner, rebranded, and more than doubled its portfolio size. Now, the Lake Oswego, Oregon-based operator is pursuing growth in new directions, including a project with a Hawaiian health care system and a middle-market model in the works. When […]

Largest Senior Living Providers List Grows, No Surprises at the Top

There are no notable surprises at the top of Argentum’s 2019 list of the largest providers in senior living, although there are some new additions to the expanded list. The industry association’s overall list now includes 140 providers and 624,795 units, compared to last year’s total of 125 providers and 586,662 units. For the first […]

Assisted Living Struggles Continue to Weigh on New Senior

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) continues to make progress on its turnaround agenda, and is prioritizing assisted living, which continues to struggle with oversupply and labor costs. The performance disparity between the New York City-based real estate investment trust’s independent living and assisted living segments was on display during its Q2 2019 earnings call […]