Upcoming Webinar: Rethinking Partnerships and Collaboration in Care Delivery

Date: Tuesday, January 8th Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST Register Now The care delivery landscape is experiencing a seismic shift. Senior housing owners, operators and industry participants face greater risks in today’s business environment, as payers and health care partners adopt new, value-driven payment and service models. This webinar will dive into an expert discussion […]

Senior Housing Investment Returns Continue to Fall

Senior housing investment returns have historically outperformed those of other property types—but it’s possible that won’t last forever. That’s because the total annual investment return for seniors housing has been slowly trending down since mid-2014, when it hit 20.37%, according to data analyzed by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Still, […]

Q4 Senior Housing Occupancy Rises to 89.7% as Construction Slows Down

Senior housing occupancy continued to improve across various property types during the fourth quarter of 2013 while construction activity began to moderate slightly, according to the latest data from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).  Overall, the average occupancy rate for senior housing properties during the fourth quarter was […]

New Construction to Spark Senior Housing Repositioning Opportunities

As new senior living construction starts to heat up in select metros across the country, repositioning existing communities could be a way for operators to stay competitive in a market that shows little signs of slowing down. During the third quarter, the number of assisted living units under construction rose 2% compared to the previous […]

Minnesota’s Senior Housing Surge Stirs Overheating Concerns

As municipalities outside of Minneapolis’ Twin Cities metro area amend local zoning requirements to make way for more senior housing development, senior living providers are faced with the rising challenge of developing in a market that is reaching saturation.  In the third quarter of 2013, the Minneapolis metro saw a total of 1,072 new assisted […]

Demographics Alone Do Not Promise Senior Housing Growth

While demographics of an aging population present favorable growth opportunity for the senior living industry, demographics alone will not be enough for providers to boost senior housing’s value proposition to future consumers, senior living experts say.  The age 65 and older population is growing rapidly. In 2010, these older Americans comprised 13% of the U.S. […]

Chart of the Day: Assisted Living Construction Levels Spike

Assisted living construction continues to rise across the largest 31 metropolitan markets, riding a steady increase during the three years since the second quarter of 2010, according to data from the National Investment Center (NIC). As of the second quarter of 2013, construction as a percentage of existing inventory in majority assisted living properties was […]

NIC: Q2 Occupancy Stalls as Senior Housing Fundamentals Soften

Senior housing occupancy stalled during the second quarter of 2013, despite a rise in construction activity and a slow rent growth, according to NIC MAP data from the National Investment Center.  Overall, the average occupancy rate for senior housing properties in the second quarter was 89%, which NIC notes as a decrease of 0.1 percentage […]

NIC: Senior Living Inventory Growth to Rise 63% in Next Year

The seniors housing industry could experience modest supply pressure developing in the next year, with a focus toward assisted living and memory care units, according to research analysts during a National Real Estate Investor webinar sponsored by the National Investment Center (NIC). As occupancy remained virtually unchanged during the first quarter of 2013 at 89.1%, […]

Rising Senior Living Rents Still Within Reach for Boomers

Senior living providers aren’t in imminent danger of pricing themselves out of the market, despite continuous monthly rent hikes and alarming reports on seniors’ financial security in retirement, researchers agree. While it is difficult to determine the breaking point for price elasticity, it may be decades before rent rises beyond residents’ affordability. During the first […]