NHI ‘Relieved’ as 9 Properties Get New Operators, Acquisition Pipeline Grows

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is pivoting to focus on acquisitions after a busy quarter that included nine distressed senior living properties transitioning to new operators. “Transition properties can be distracting to our normal investment activity, so our rapid repositioning means we’re back to making accretive investments full time,” NHI CEO Eric Mendelsohn said Tuesday […]

Ventas ‘Delighted’ by Senior Housing Trends, Anticipates ‘Pivot to Growth’

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) hit the ground running in the first quarter 2019 as it entered what CEO Debra Cafaro called a “pivot to growth,” which she anticipates will be fueled by increasingly favorable senior housing supply-demand dynamics. However, in the meantime, Ventas’ senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) performance continues to be affected by elevated supply […]

New Senior Receives $53M in Settlement with Fortress, Holiday, Board Members

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) announced Wednesday it received $53 million as part of a lawsuit settlement. The New York City-based real estate investment trust (REIT) received the settlement from its largest investor, private equity firm Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG), its primary operator, Holiday Acquisition Holdings, and members its board of directors. The […]

Holiday, Thrive, Belmont Village Find Diverse Ways to Connect with Prospective Residents

With occupancy currently under pressure, senior living providers have to be at the top of their sales and marketing game. They must know their consumer base, have a strong brand that translates into an appealing value proposition, and perhaps even reconsider some conventional wisdom. These were among the insights shared by a trio of leaders […]

Sabra Evaluating $1 Billion Acquisition Pipeline But Prices Still ‘Unreasonable’

Following an eventful 2018 that included the bankruptcy of a major skilled nursing tenant, Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) anticipates a quieter 2019 that is focused on fundamentals. Specifically, the Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust will be pushing to de-lever the balance sheet and secure acquisitions, CEO Rick Matros said Monday on a […]

New Senior To Bring In More Operators in 2019

After a year of restructuring and bringing its management in-house, New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) is entering 2019 with a new focus and, for the first time, some investor guidance. The New York City-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) reported an $86.6 million net loss in Q4 2018, or a $1.05 loss […]

Top Senior Housing News Stories of 2018

For the second year in a row, Jimmy Buffett reigns supreme. The most-read article on Senior Housing News in 2018 was a news story about plans for a third Margaritaville active adult community. Last year, the most-read article was about plans for the first Margaritaville development. The sustained interest in these projects suggests that senior […]

NHI Reduces Rent for Holiday Retirement, Sabra Favors Different Approach

Some of the nation’s largest senior housing landlords are changing or reconsidering their leases with independent living giant Holiday Retirement. National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) has inked a new lease agreement with tenant Holiday in a move meant to position the operator for long-term success, the Mufreesboro, Tennessee-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Tuesday, […]

Holiday Retirement COO Mark Prince Departs Company

Holiday Retirement COO Mark Prince has left the company, the independent living giant confirmed to Senior Housing News on Wednesday. “I appreciate Mark’s contributions to Holiday for the last eight years,” Holiday CEO Lilly Donohue told Senior Housing News. “He has significantly helped our communities be a great place to live and work for our […]

Great Place to Work Data Holds Surprises for Senior Living

In just three months, Fortune magazine will publish the first-ever “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list. To be considered for inclusion, senior housing and care providers had to complete an initial process by June 18, to become “certified.” With that deadline now past and the industry data being analyzed, some surprising results are emerging related […]