Senior Lifestyle, Brookdale, LCS Top New J.D. Power Senior Living Rankings

Senior Lifestyle Corp. and Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) have high satisfaction among senior living decision-makers, while Life Care Services has satisfied independent living residents, according to the 2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study from global marketing information services company J.D. Power. The study, which J.D. Power released today, measured resident satisfaction among the nation’s […]

Holiday, Brookdale, LCS Adopt New Workforce Practices During Covid-19 ‘Reinvention’

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged senior living providers like perhaps never before — but it’s also given them a chance to reinvent the way they’re recruiting and retaining employees. Put another way, the pandemic and all of its pressures have acted almost as an “unscheduled audit,” according to Lilly Donohue, CEO of Winter Park, Florida-based […]

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 […]