Holiday CEO: After Years of Workforce Improvement, We Now Aim To Elevate Resident Experience

After years of focusing on workforce initiatives and restructuring relationships with capital partners — and while still battling through the Covid-19 pandemic — Holiday Retirement’s leaders now have their sights firmly set on improving the resident experience. “For an industry that talks a lot about our employees and residents, we don’t make a lot of […]

Atria to Manage 21 Communities for New Senior, Debuts Atria Retirement Brand in US

Atria Senior Living is taking over management of 21 independent living communities owned by real estate investment trust (REIT) New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). The portfolio marks the U.S. debut of the Atria Retirement brand, which up to this point has operated in Canada as Atria Retirement Canada. The portfolio previously was managed by […]

Capital Senior Living CEO: Increase in Voluntary Move-Outs is Likely Temporary

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) experienced an uptick in move-outs during the third quarter of 2020, but CEO Kim Lody believes that the factors at play are temporary. “In Q3, as certain markets across the United States experienced escalating Covid-19 cases, the level of move-outs attributable to home- or self-care increased in our portfolio,” she […]

New Senior Sees Operations Stabilize, But Move-Outs Accelerate

New Senior Investment Group’s (NYSE: SNR) move-in and lead generation in the third quarter of 2020 rebounded from the previous quarter’s low, as restrictions on communities eased and operators adjusted their sales and marketing strategies during Covid-19. However, move-outs also increased, and although they remain below historic levels, this is placing pressure on net operating […]

Welltower Reportedly Sells Merrill Gardens Portfolio for About $700 Million

Recent local news reports suggest that Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has sold its stake in all 10 communities in its senior housing operating portfolio operated by Seattle-based Merrill Gardens. Public records in Santa Clara County, California, show that Welltower recently sold a Merrill Gardens community located in San Jose and […]

Independent Living Proves Resilient to Covid-19 Pressures

When the novel coronavirus first swept the United States in late March and April, the pandemic raised fears about vulnerabilities for independent living, but this part of the senior housing continuum has so far proven resilient. In the early days of Covid-19, the better health, mobility and independent nature of residents made social distancing and […]

Independent Living Faces Covid-19 Vulnerabilities As Less Needs-Based Product

Compared to assisted living and memory care, independent living and active adult communities can be harder to secure during the coronavirus pandemic. The better health, mobility and independent nature of their census can make social distancing a bigger ask, and the leaner staffing necessary to operate these communities means residents have less support in the […]

Transactions & Financings: Columbia Pacific’s $177M Canadian Portfolio Sale; New Senior’s $270M Refinancing

Columbia Pacific sells Canadian portfolio for $177M Columbia Pacific Advisors is selling a six-property Canadian senior housing portfolio to Singapore Press Holdings for $176.6 million (C$232.9 million). The properties total 717 units and include: Heritage Meadows Gracious Retirement Living, an independent living community in Cambridge, Ontario The Bradley Gracious Retirement Living, an independent living community […]