Covid-19 Makes Quest for Middle-Market Senior Living More Urgent Than Ever

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the need — and current lack — of middle-market senior housing, but Covid-19 may also be opening the door for investors and operators to meet growing demand for this product. Investor groups are studying the market landscape to determine how to crack the middle-market equation, and many see the easiest […]

Merrill Gardens President Eskenazy To Step Down

About five years after joining Merrill Gardens as president, David Eskenazy is preparing to step down from that role and exit the senior living provider. He will pursue other professional opportunities and spend more time with family, he told Senior Housing News. For about four years, he has been on a plane every week to […]

Merrill Gardens Takes New Tech-Heavy Approach to Senior Living Management

A Seattle-based senior living provider is looking into to enhancing the efficiency—and revenue generation capabilities—of its management platform, and it’s taking a technology-fueled approach.  Merrill Gardens attributes its 2010 pioneering of the RIDEA structure to “forward thinking,” and in the summer of 2013 made another strategic move by divesting 38 properties with a focus on […]

Execs Rank Interest Rates as Top Senior Housing Value Driver

A majority of senior housing executives believe interest rates will be the biggest driver for cap rates going forward, indicates a new survey conducted leading up to the 2013 National Investment Center (NIC) for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry conference, but investors are keeping an eye on new construction as well.  For 2014, executives […]

Merrill Gardens Hires Two Top Leisure Care Execs

Seattle-based Merrill Gardens announced on Monday the hiring of Tana Gall as president and Jason Childers as senior vice president, effective immediately. Both Gall and Childers were formerly the president and senior vice president, respectively, of Leisure Care, also based in Seattle. Merrill Gardens’ former president Bill Pettit has moved on to lead R.D. Merrill […]