Top Quotes from the 2017 NIC Conference

The 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference just wrapped up in Chicago—or the home base of Senior Housing News. It was unseasonably hot in the Windy City, but that seemingly didn’t put a damper on industry players’ networking or dealmaking. In case you weren’t able to make the event, […]

Editor’s Picks: Miscalculating Senior Housing Demand

This week, some of our senior housing friends at Juniper Communities made their way to Burning Man. Cue the FOMO (fear of missing out). Check out the hashtag #aginginsurrectionbman on Twitter to follow along with their journey in the Nevada desert. While we are reeling with envy here in the newsroom, we were sure to […]

How Senior Housing Has Miscalculated Future Demand for Years

The senior housing industry may have been unrealistic in calculating its customer base for years, skewing estimated demand and impacting capital allocation decisions, according to a new white paper. To assess whether the service-enriched senior housing industry has a realistic grasp on who makes up its customer base—and to determine the impact recalibrating the customer base would have […]

1.8 Million More Seniors Housing Units Needed by 2040

Talk of oversupply has permeated the seniors housing industry for months on end, with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and operators alike expressing fears and doubts about the future of the market. Is it possible, though, that seniors housing developers have not been building enough to keep up with demand? The United States will need […]

The Truth Behind Senior Housing ‘Supply Surges’

With dipping occupancy feeding fears of senior housing oversupply, scrutinizing a market carefully before developing a new property is essential. And conventional wisdom has singled out some metro areas, such as San Antonio, as especially risky bets. But taking a longer-term—and bigger-picture—perspective reveals some surprising trends and a more nuanced take on some markets with […]

3 Alternatives for Sizing Up a Senior Living Market

Determining where to build a senior housing community: “It’s part science — but it’s part analytics and it’s part art.” These were the sentiments of Beth Mace, chief economist for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), at the annual conference in Chicago earlier this month. When assessing a new market, developers […]

Senior Housing’s Top Development Locations for 2013

The drought that’s been going on in America doesn’t just apply to agriculture: it extends to senior housing development, too, and there’s been a noticeable dearth of new construction projects despite a rapidly aging population. In the third quarter of 2012, construction as a share of existing inventory decreased twenty basis points to 2.0% compared […]