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 […]

Senior Housing Occupancy Inches Up, Assisted Living Turns a Corner

Average senior housing occupancy inched forward in Q4 2019 to 88.1%, up 10 basis points from the previous quarter’s 88% rate, according to new data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  But a deeper dive into the data paints a richer picture, including a possible inflection point for assisted living, […]

Older Senior Housing Properties Show Strong Occupancy But Investments Needed

Conventional wisdom states that consumers are attracted to shiny new senior housing product that has flooded certain markets in recent years, putting older properties at a disadvantage and eroding their occupancy. This is not necessarily the case, as statistics show that top-performing senior housing properties tend to be between 10 and 17 years old. However, […]

Affordability Is Driving Seniors to These 5 States

Retiring seniors are no longer basing their housing decisions mainly on warmer climates, and senior housing developers and operators should take notice. A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Aging revealed that five states saw 50% spikes in their over-65 population between 2007 and 2017. Those states are: […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Middle Income Seniors in 2029: A Customer Profile

Date: November 5, 2019Time: 1:00 PM CDT – 2:00 PM CDTRegister Now Who Are America’s Middle Income Seniors and How Can We Care for Them? The Forgotten Middle is a fast-growing and significant demographic group of seniors that demands attention and planning. By 2029, there will be 14.4 million middle-income seniors in the U.S., many […]

How Senior Living Providers Are Protecting NOI As Occupancy Suffers

Occupancy is one of the most important contributors to net operating income (NOI), but in the face of ongoing struggles nationally with oversupply, operators can continue to boost their NOI through other means. Because this is the case, those who focus too much on occupancy as a metric for the health of senior living communities […]

$4.5 Billion in CMBS Loans Secured by Senior Housing, Delinquencies Possible

A combination of oversupply in some markets and baby boomers entering the senior living space at an older age may adversely impact the future performance of senior housing-backed commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans. These loans are performing well at the moment, however, according to a new report by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), a New […]