After ‘Crazy, Record-Strong’ Senior Living Demand, Investors Expect More Occupancy Growth

Average senior living occupancy is steadily on the rise, and looking ahead, industry investors expect that trend will continue. Just over three-quarters of investors, 80%, believe that occupancy will rise by at least 2.5 percentage points in the coming 12 months, according to the most recent investor sentiment survey from Wealth Management Real Estate (WMRE) […]

Industry Moving Too Slowly to Meet Middle-Market

The senior living industry is on track to be “crushed” by middle-market demand. Those are the words of Innovation Senior Living CEO Pilar Carvajal, who spoke with me for the Senior Housing News Transform podcast in May. “It’s actually an opportunity of a lifetime that I don’t know if our industry is going to be […]

Inside the Forces Driving Senior Living Valuations in 2022

Depressed occupancy, staffing shortages, higher expenses, compressed margins, community age — these are some of the forces that have affected senior living valuations in the age of Covid. According to the latest data from senior housing and health care real estate advisory services firm HealthTrust, average senior living sale prices per unit dipped slightly last […]

Life Plan Community Occupancy Hit 85.7% in 4Q, Continuing Covid Rebound

Average occupancy for life plan communities rose to 85.7% in the fourth quarter of 2021, representing a gain of 1.4 percentage points from pandemic lows seen in the first two quarters of last year. But despite the rebound in occupancy, life plan communities still have more occupancy to regain before the sector is back to […]