‘Unprecedented’ Market Dynamics Hurt Ventas’ Senior Housing Portfolio

Ventas’ (NYSE: VTR) senior housing portfolio (SHOP) performance has lagged throughout 2019. That performance took a turn for the worse in the third quarter of 2019. A combination of market dynamics, particularly on pricing, surprised Ventas’ operating partners in Q3. Those conditions worsened over the course of the quarter, with occupancy taking a “precipitous leg […]

Senior Housing Performance Tempers Ventas’ Strong Q2 Earnings

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) continues to deal with the realities of senior housing supply and demand dynamics, even as the company prepares for what it believes will be a reversal of fortune in that segment of its portfolio over the next five years. The Chicago-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) reported funds from operations […]

Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Deal Values Spike in 2019

A notable dropoff in megadeals has not slowed investor interest in long-term care and assisted living properties, because the industry remains attractive to investors who recognize managing rising costs and population health remain priorities. Notably, deal value for long-term care assets, which includes assisted living, saw the largest increase in multiple value versus the previous […]

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 […]

Pent-Up Demand Fuels New York City’s Senior Living Renaissance

Demand for urban senior living is increasing across the country, and the nation’s largest city is a hotbed. Given New York City’s particular market dynamics, flashy new projects are coming out of the ground, an existing community on the Upper West Side is thriving, and a real estate investment trust recently paid a historically high […]

Big Data, Senior Housing Partnerships to Fuel Ventas’ Growth in 2020

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) has a plan to “pivot to growth” in 2020, and it sees big data and close relationships with its senior housing operating partners as key to that effort. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) laid out its multifaceted growth strategy during its investor day presentation in Philadelphia on Tuesday. That strategy […]

Transactions & Financings: Ventas’ $490M Colony Capital Refinancing; BPM Senior Living Portfolio Sold

Ventas invests $490M in Colony Capital refinancing, announces $800M research development pipeline Ventas (NYSE: VTR) announced four new developments, totaling $800 million in its university-based research and innovation business, all in partnership with Wexford Science & Technology (“Wexford”), the leading developer of university-focused real estate solutions. These investments are part of $1.5 billion research and […]

Ventas Acquires 85% Stake in $1.8 Billion Canadian Senior Housing Portfolio

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) has agreed to acquire a Canadian senior housing portfolio of 31 existing properties and four in development through an 85%/15% equity partnership with Le Groupe Maurice (LGM). The total portfolio, including the in-progress developments, is valued at $1.8 billion. Ventas’ investment will equal 85% of the total portfolio valuation, as well as […]