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 […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Living Communities’ $35M CCRC Acquisition; Sunrise Acquires New Jersey Site

Senior Living Communities acquires South Carolina CCRC Senior Living Communities acquired Wildewood Downs, a 248-unit continuing care retirement community in Columbia, South Carolina, for $35 million. The community will be operated by a SLC affiliate. The acquisition was financed by a $32.7 million loan from National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), and includes capital expenses for renovations. The loan will have a […]

HCP Expects More Even Split Between Triple-Net, RIDEA in 2019

With its senior housing portfolio makeover largely in place, HCP (NYSE: HCP) is now turning its attention to triple-net leases that are coming up for renewal and adding to its RIDEA relationships. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust discussed its plans before an audience at the NAREIT 2019 Investor Conference in New […]

Atria CEO Moore Anticipates 5-Brand Portfolio Within a Year

As the partnership between Atria Senior Living and real estate developer Related Cos. continues to take shape, Atria CEO John Moore remains committed to the multi-brand portfolio approach — and he says an expansion is on the way this year. Currently, Atria operates communities under three brands, and Moore believes the company will reach five […]

HCP Acquires 9 Discovery Communities for $445 Million

HCP (NYSE: HCP) has inked a $445 million deal to acquire nine senior housing communities operated by Discovery Senior Living as part of a flurry of recent activity. The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) also acquired three Oakmont Senior Living buildings and has expanded its RIDEA partnerships with Oakmont and Sunrise Senior Living. […]

Transactions & Financings: Avamere Enters Arizona; Northbridge Buys New England Portfolio

Northbridge Senior Housing acquires 8-property New England senior housing portfolio Northbridge Senior Housing, through its Northbridge Strategic Housing Fund II, received acquisition financing for an eight-property senior housing portfolio in New England, totaling 565 units.The properties in the portfolio are: – Avita of Brunswick in Brunswick, Maine– Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, Maine– Avita of […]

Why Senior Living Providers Start Medicare Advantage Plans Despite Low Margins

Some senior living providers that have succeeded on a private-pay model with robust margins are now starting their own Medicare Advantage insurance plans — diversifying into a complicated business with much thinner profits. There is no simple explanation for why organizations such as McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise Senior Living and Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities are […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]