Covid-19 Driving Cap Rate Expansion, Could Lead to Pricing Disconnect for Senior Living

While the Covid-19 pandemic will surely cause major disruptions in the short-term, the senior housing industry is still a good long-term bet if the economy rebounds relatively quickly. The conditions which have girded the senior housing market in recent years — changing demographics chief among them — are not expected to leave with Covid-19. At […]

5 Keys to Senior Housing Finance and Investment in 2019

Well before 2019 was on the horizon, experts were speculating on the health of the senior housing industry. As 2018 came to a close, investor confidence in the market continued to drive interest, and flooded the capital markets with money. Deals like Apollo Global Management’s $428 million deal for HCP’s Brookdale Senior Living portfolio and […]

Senior Housing REITs to Feel the Impact of Rate Hikes in 2017

As expected, the Federal Reserve updated its policy to effectively raise short-term interest rates Tuesday, and said it will impose as many as three rate hikes in 2017. Senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) saw swift losses, despite the decision coming as no surprise. Fortunately, the impact of the announcement is unlikely to negatively impact […]

Why the REIT Sector Could Get a $100 Billion Boost

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have gained so much momentum as a major force in real estate, they are being put in their own sector in an important investment classification tool and could be in for a capital boost from all the attention. Following market close on August 31, equity REITs were reclassified as their […]

Editor’s Picks: Welltower CEO’s Fighting Words

It’s been a busy week in the senior living industry. Our coverage included a recently released report that noted how emotional labor takes its toll on senior living’s frontline staff, and how a merger between NorthStar and Colony is set to create a $17 billion real estate investment trust (REIT). Readers were eager to learn […]

CEO: Spinoff on Track to Reveal the ‘Real’ HCP

HCP Inc.’s (NYSE: HCP) recently announced spinoff of its struggling skilled nursing assets into an independent, publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) is going as planned to unleash HCP’s ‘real’ value, according to CEO Lauralee Martin. “We are on track with that [spinoff],” Martin said during a presentation at National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ […]

HCP CEO: Senior Housing Pricing Trends Still in Question

It’s still too early to tell whether changes in cost of capital and the anticipated uptick in interest rates will influence senior housing asset prices and cap rates, according to HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) President and CEO Lauralee Martin. Martin sat down with at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at […]

Seeing Green: Why Ventas Is Going Big on Sustainability

Health care real estate investment trusts are taking on a modern mantra: Green is good for business. Recent research shows that companies with higher sustainability scores actually outperform their peers, and REITs like Ventas (NYSE: VTR) are investing heavily to improve their sustainability profiles. Earlier this fall, Ventas was named the 2015 Healthcare Sector Global Leader and […]