Senior Housing Lending Picks Up, But Debt Market Still ‘Out of Whack’ In Some Ways

Lenders in the senior housing space are becoming increasingly active and confident, but the Covid-19 pandemic is still affecting the debt markets in some significant and unusual ways. For instance, the relationship between loan-to-value (LTV) and debt service coverage is “kind of out of whack,” Steven Schmidt, national director and production manager for seniors housing […]

JLL Closes 16-Property Senior Housing Sale, Expects $600 Million in Q1 Volume

JLL recently closed the sale of a 16-property senior living portfolio and is on track to log more than $600 million in sales this quarter. The 16 properties were previously owned by a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and were acquired by a non-traded REIT, Mike Garbers, managing director, capital markets, told Senior […]

Senior Housing Deal Underwriting Adapts as Market Passes Peak Volatility

Senior housing capital markets are beginning to show signs of stability, more than two months after the coronavirus pandemic sent the markets into a time of peak volatility. Investors — particularly private equity — are raising funds. Lending is slowly loosening. Temporary expenses such as hazard pay and personal protective equipment (PPE) are separated from […]

After Negative Senior Housing NOI This Year, JLL Projects Return to 3% Growth in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to cut into senior housing operators’ bottom lines and lead to near-term cap rate expansions — but the industry’s long-term prospects are still likely sound, according to a new report from commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). It’s no secret the pandemic has made it harder […]

Senior Living Begins a ‘Decade of Disruption’

As recession fears let up and historically low occupancy trends turn positive, the senior living industry may be able to rest a little easier about its prospects for 2020 — but it shouldn’t rest on its laurels, either. That’s because many of the disruptive forces that have molded the industry in recent years aren’t going […]

Nearly 1 Million New Senior Living Units Needed by 2040

Senior living is currently grappling with the effects of oversupply in some markets. Even more new supply will be needed to meet the demand for senior housing from baby boomers, though, suggests new analysis from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Using the 80-plus household cohort as a baseline, NIC used […]

Movers & Shakers: New Ecumen CFO; Welltower Names Global Head of Senior Housing

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