McCaffery CEO: Right Design, Operator Behind $500M Senior Housing Pipeline

McCaffery Interests’ entry into senior housing can be summed up in three words. “Development follows demand,” CEO Dan McCaffery told Senior Housing News. The Chicago-based developer broke ground last week on Modena Reserve at Kensington, a $75 million, 135-unit community with independent living, assisted living and memory care in Kensington, Maryland with operating partner, Denver-based […]

3 Innovative Senior Housing Projects That Hold Lessons For Nonprofits

Nonprofit senior living providers have historically driven innovation in the field, but there is some concern that they are being eclipsed in this regard by for-profit competitors that are controlling more market share, can bring capital to bear more quickly and have a higher risk tolerance.  The differences between nonprofits and for-profits may not be […]

Movers & Shakers: Cadence Hires HR Director; Oakmont Bolsters Leadership

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How Senior Living Providers Are Protecting NOI As Occupancy Suffers

Occupancy is one of the most important contributors to net operating income (NOI), but in the face of ongoing struggles nationally with oversupply, operators can continue to boost their NOI through other means. Because this is the case, those who focus too much on occupancy as a metric for the health of senior living communities […]

3 Business Benefits of Closer Senior Living, Hospice Alignment

For nearly a decade, American seniors have steadily grown more comfortable with hospice. Nowhere has that growth manifested itself more than in assisted living. Yet for a variety of reasons — including the lingering taboo around hospice and the administrative burdens that come with Medicare — hospice remains largely an assisted living outsider, according to […]

Movers & Shakers: New Ecumen CFO; Welltower Names Global Head of Senior Housing

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Watermark, Hines Hope for Canyon Ranch Partnership on Senior Living Projects

Senior living provider Watermark Retirement Communities and real estate development firm Hines are teaming up on senior housing projects — and would like to involve wellness pioneer Canyon Ranch as well.  The three companies were pursuing a highrise project in the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston. That proposed 20-story tower met with pushback from area homeowners, […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Housing Management Expands Operations; Ensign Acquires in California

JLL advises Welltower on $1.8B Benchmark portfolio sale JLL (NYSE: JLL) represented Welltower (NYSE: WELL) in the Toledo, Ohio-based REIT’s $1.8 billion disposition of 48 properties operated by Waltham, Massachusetts-based Benchmark Senior Living, to an unnamed buyer. The 4,137-unit portfolio consists of 48 assisted living properties located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island […]

Watermark, Affinity Launch Company-Wide LGBTQ Initiatives

Watermark Retirement Communities CEO David Barnes remembers the first time he recognized his company could be more inclusive for all. About seven or eight years ago, two gay men visited Watermark’s central office in Tucson, Arizona for advice on conducting market research for building a senior housing community exclusively for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and […]

Transactions & Financings: JLL’s $2B HFF Acquisition Approved; Presbyterian-Westminster Merger Called Off

JLL completes $2B HFF acquisition Stockholders at Dallas-based capital services provider HFF (NYSE: HFF) last week approved a proposal by commercial real estate services firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) to buy HFF in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $2 billion. News of the deal was first announced in March. Both firms are active in the senior […]