Capital Senior Living Gets Rent Forbearance, Lease Terminations from Ventas, Welltower

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) took another step toward stabilizing its balance sheet. Capital reached rent forbearance agreements with two of its real estate investment trust (REIT) landlords — Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and Chicago-based Ventas (NYSE: VTR), the Dallas-based operator announced in an SEC Form 8-K filing on Monday. Additionally, Capital agreed to […]

Transactions & Financings: Aon’s $30B Willis Towers Watson Merger; Ventas Closes $700M Perpetual Life Vehicle

Ventas closes $700M perpetual life vehicle Ventas (NYSE: VTR) closed its new life science and health care real estate fund, a perpetual life vehicle that focuses on investments in North American core and core plus life science, medical office and senior housing real estate. The fund has more than $700 million in assets under management […]

Movers & Shakers: Hutchens Exits New Senior Board; Discovery Names Resident Experience VP

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Eclipse CEO: 2020 a Reset Year for Senior Living Industry

With millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age, an evolving landscape for pricing, a red-hot labor market and the looming potential for multiple avenues of disruption, it’s clear the senior living industry faces a new chapter. All of those forces will shape the industry for years to come, requiring that investors, owners and operators be […]

Frontier Brings New Hospitality, Memory Care Approaches to Fast-Growing Portfolio

Frontier Management hit an important milestone last year: its 100th community. While the Portland, Oregon-based senior living operator had been on an upward growth trajectory, its portfolio expanded rapidly last June with the addition of 20 memory care communities owned by real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and formerly operated by Silverado. Now — […]

Ventas Hires Hutchens, Plans $600M in Sales to Help Cure Senior Housing Woes

Faced with the realization that a “pivot to growth” of its senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) will not happen in 2020, Ventas (NYSE: VTR) on Thursday announced a strategic plan to turn around the struggling segment. Notably, Ventas hired Justin Hutchens to head its senior housing division. The industry veteran stepped down last week as […]

NHI CEO: Real Estate Investment Trusts Could Feel Buyer’s Remorse Over RIDEA

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) might soon feel “buyer’s remorse” over recent decisions to bulk up their senior housing operating portfolios, according to Eric Mendelsohn, CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI). In recent years, several factors drove some REITs to go big on RIDEA. With new supply, labor and other challenges squeezing their net […]

Welltower, Ensign Group Drive 2019 Long-Term Care M&A Activity

Interest in long-term care assets continued to lead health care merger and acquisition activity in 2019, although overall activity declined slightly amid growing uncertainty over the global economy, major health care policies and the 2020 elections. Notably, deal volume for long-term care assets, which includes assisted living, accounted for 34% of health care M&A activity […]