Diversified Healthcare Trust Occupancy Falls Below 71% While New Vaccinations, Leads Rise

Diversified Healthcare Trust’s (Nasdaq: DHC) senior housing occupancy fell in the final months of 2020 — but the company’s leaders are heartened by positive trends in vaccinations and new sales leads. Occupancy for the Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust’s senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) fell to 70.7% as of Dec. 31. That represents a […]

New Welltower CEO Commits to Strategic Direction, His Biggest Concern Eases

Welltower (NYSE: WELL), the nation’s largest owner of senior housing properties, will not be changing its strategic direction under its recently named CEO, Shankh Mitra. “Many of you have asked me if our strategy will change going forward — the answer to that question is an emphatic no,” Mitra said Thursday during the Toledo, Ohio-based […]

Brighter Forecasts for Senior Living in 2020 Now Clouded By Coronavirus

Earlier this year, there were signs that the senior housing industry was on its way to a recovery, following a period of oversupply and other headwinds. Then came Covid-19, the disease caused by the so-called novel coronavirus that has sickened at least 100,000 people, roiled economic markets and has disrupted daily life across the globe. […]

‘Could Be Devastating’: Senior Living Industry Braces for Coronavirus

COVID-19, the viral disease also known as the “novel coronavirus,” is spreading around the globe. Senior living providers, including Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) and Affinity Living Group (ALG), are preparing for a possible worst-case scenario. While both Brookdale and Affinity are large companies, small providers could face even more dire consequences if the virus infiltrates their […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Brookdale Highlights the Keys to Its Q1 Performance

On the heels of a strong Q1 2019 performance attributed to an improved sales cycle and growth, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) highlighted some of its operational outcomes Tuesday for a conference of investors. During a presentation at the RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference in New York City, Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier shared her […]

Brookdale Improvement Is ‘Looking More Like A 2020 Story’

Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) portfolio restructuring may be in the late innings, but the game is not over yet. The stock price for the Brentwood, Tennessee-based senior housing owner and operator slumped over 11% in trading Monday after RBC Capital Markets analyst Frank Morgan issued further guidance. Morgan his target price for Brookdale stock […]

Brookdale Likely Won’t See Performance Improvement Until 2019

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has a ways to go before its turnaround is complete. At the very earliest, the nation’s largest senior housing provider likely won’t see improvement in its performance until fiscal year 2019, according to RBC Capital Markets Analyst Frank Morgan. “Given the challenging operating environment and the ‘heavy lifting’ that management’s […]