Senior Housing Adaptive Reuse Opportunities Materialize Amid Hotel Distress

Covid-19 has disrupted commercial real estate for the past year, but few asset classes have been hit as hard as the hospitality industry. From the early days of the pandemic, some senior living developers, investors and operators have said they anticipate opportunities to acquire and reposition hotel assets. Although the availability of Covid-19 vaccines is […]

Costly, Complicated Dining Overhaul Keeps Paying Off for The Clare

Revamping dining programs in senior living can require significant upfront costs, in an industry where mission versus margin is a constant balancing act. But providers that pay attention to the details in adding dining venues and services can realize a successful return on investment, improve operations and give sales and marketing teams something new to […]

Transactions & Financings: LCS Assumes Operations of Rose Senior Living; United Church Homes’ New Development Venture

Sales and operator transitions Life Care Services assumes management of former Rose Senior Living communities Life Care Services assumed management of six communities owned by Rose Senior Living, an operator based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The communities include: Heritage at Irene Woods, Memphis, Tennessee Rose Senior Living and Rose Villas, Avon, Ohio Rose Senior Living, […]

Atria CEO Moore, Senior Living Developer Reis Bullish on Hotel Conversions

Prominent figures in senior living development and operations see a growing opportunity for hotel conversions, including in the highly competitive New York City market. “I think … looking to buy defaulted hotel notes and turning hotels into CCRCs will clearly come to the Upper West Side, the East Side, and into Manhattan,” Senior Care Development […]

Luxury Highrise CCRC The Clare Sold for Reported $105M

A high-profile continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Chicago that rebounded after financial and operational difficulties years ago has been sold for a reported $105 million. Des Moines, Iowa-based senior living company LCS and Harrison, New York-based Senior Care Development have bought private-equity firm Fundamental Advisors’ 75% stake in the 334-unit community in Chicago’s Gold […]

Developers Gain Upside with Senior Living, University Tie-Ins

University partnerships have long garnered interest among senior housing developers, driven by a built-in intergenerational component, availability of land and the opportunity to establish shared synergies between communities and the schools. As this trend develops, these joint ventures are bringing senior housing communities closer to the central campus, laying the groundwork to creating tomorrow’s intergenerational […]

LCS, Purchase College Building $320 Million, On-Campus Independent Living

A growing number of colleges are building senior housing near their campuses. Now, one New York school is going a step further, building a community on its campus. Purchase College — part of the State University of New York system (SUNY) — recently announced plans for Broadview Senior Living at Purchase College. The Purchase, New […]

Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Arranges Bond Financing, Arcapita Grows U.S. Portfolio

Ziegler Arranges $200.6 Million Bond Financing Ziegler announced the closing of the Trousdale Foundation Properties $200,570,000 Series 2018 bonds. Ziegler served as the underwriter and placement agent for the bonds which were issued in various series including tax-exempt senior, taxable senior and tax-exempt subordinate bonds. Proceeds from the bonds were used to finance the acquisition and […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/9/14)

Construction: Planned Developers Plan $10 Million Senior Housing Project for Kokomo, Ind. The NRP Group LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio-based developer, this month announced plans to pursue a $10.2 million senior housing project in Kokomo, Ind., reports local Kokomo Tribune. NRP will submit a proposal to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority for housing tax […]

Offering Options for CCRC Entrance Fee Refunds: Savvy, or Not So Much?

With the economic downturn and housing market decline, more continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are offering alternative entrance fee refund options to help attract prospective residents, but while many say it’s good business to do so, not all have adopted this practice. There’s a clear trend toward communities offering 50% and even 0% refund options […]