Why Senior Living Companies Must Take More ‘Intelligent Risks’ in 2024

While conditions for senior living mergers and acquisitions could thaw this year, many senior living providers could remain at the mercy of the capital markets in the near-term. As optimism abounds, lurking debt maturities in the industry could pose a challenge to future prosperity. That’s according to financial experts who participated in a National Investment […]

PGIM Pivots to Open-Ended Senior Housing Investment Strategy

PGIM Real Estate has shifted its senior housing investment strategy to adopt a more “open-ended” fund model. That’s according to PGIM Managing Director Steve Blazejewski, who recently spoke to digital publication Wealth Management about the company’s shift in strategy. Of note is that the shift will change PGIM’s senior housing investment strategy from closed-end funds […]

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2023

Each passing year brings closer the huge demand wave for senior living. And as 2023 begins, providers are more focused than ever on the next generation of consumers — but also are struggling to find ways to evolve the product as needed. The struggle is due to economic turmoil and uncertainty, with tight labor markets, […]

Growing Investments in ESG Pay Off for Brookdale, PGIM, Harrison Street 

Senior living operators and real estate investors — including industry giants such as Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) — are increasingly prioritizing ESG projects with an understanding that the long-term benefits will make for healthier, more profitable companies. ESG stands for the environmental, social and governance portion of business planning and operations. With an increasing […]

Transactions & Financings: PGIM, Greystone Facilitate Harrison Street-Oakmont Deal; Lifespace, Phoenix, Alta Grow

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital’s $1.2 billion acquisition of 24 senior living communities formerly owned by Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) and Gallaher Companies in early June was facilitated with loans from two large financial firms. Greystone placed and executed financing for the purchase of 16 of the communities in the portfolio. The package involved Freddie […]

Transactions & Financings: NIC Acquires VisionLTC Data Platform; Atlas Expands Footprint

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is strengthening its data analytics platform. The industry group this week announced the acquisition of VisionLTC, a data analytics platform based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The platform will be integrated into the group’s NIC MAP data service to create a new platform, NIC MAP Vision. […]

Anatomy of a Deal: How Merrill Gardens, AEW Capital, PGIM Completed $700M Acquisition

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Welltower (NYSE: WELL) sold its stake in all 10 Merrill Gardens communities in its senior housing operating portfolio. The Seattle-based owner-operator, and its partner, AEW Capital Management, purchased the portfolio for $700 million. The transaction was brokered by Newmark’s Healthcare & Alternative Real Estate Assets team, […]

Transactions & Financings: PGIM’s $222M Financing for Aegis; Healthpeak Prices $1.45B in Notes

Earlier this month, Aegis Living and its joint venture partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners, acquired 10 assisted living and memory care communities from Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) for about $350 million. The deal was facilitated in part by a $222 million Fannie Mae credit facility arranged by PGIM Real Estate. The 10-year interest-only loan is […]