Welltower, Jefferson Health JV Would Integrate Health System with Senior Housing

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is making further strides on health system partnerships, with senior housing playing a key part in the strategy. The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate trust on Monday announced a memorandum of understanding with Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health to create a joint venture that may eventually include partnering on […]

Memory Care Pioneer Arden Courts Modernizes as Part of ProMedica, Welltower JV

When former President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in November 1994, clinical studies geared toward finding a cure for the disease were in their infancy, and long-term care facilities were mostly focused on treating residents in the early throes of cognitive decline. It was in this environment in which HCR ManorCare opened its […]

Luxury Highrise CCRC The Clare Sold for Reported $105M

A high-profile continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Chicago that rebounded after financial and operational difficulties years ago has been sold for a reported $105 million. Des Moines, Iowa-based senior living company LCS and Harrison, New York-based Senior Care Development have bought private-equity firm Fundamental Advisors’ 75% stake in the 334-unit community in Chicago’s Gold […]

Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2019

Alexis Ohanian’s predictions about senior living disruption caught the attention of Senior Housing News’ readership last year. The Reddit co-founder’s interest in developing tech solutions for seniors was our top-read story of 2019, ending a two-year stranglehold on the top spot by Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville expansion. In fact, the intersection of innovation and senior […]

Middle-Market Plays to Reshape Senior Living Acquisition Activity, Prices

Robust senior housing acquisition activity is likely to continue into 2020, driven by the continued low interest rate environment as well as the increased focus on middle-market products and the creation of multi-brand portfolios. That middle-market focus is also driving more interest from big players in secondary and tertiary markets, which are friendlier to this […]

Transactions & Financings: CBRE’s $615M November; Watermark Grows with Acquisition

Berkadia completes $159M in recent senior housing deals Berkadia’s Senior Housing & Healthcare Group closed on the following senior housing transactions, totaling $158.9 million in transaction value: — Senior Directors Ed Williams and Rafael Nobo arranged a $107.6 million Fannie Mae master credit facility for eight independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in […]

Discovery Senior Living’s Big Year Continues with Memory Care Overhaul

Discovery Senior Living had a landmark year in 2019, hiring its first COO, making strides on an “experiential living” model, and striking major deals with real estate investment trusts Welltower (NYSE: WELL), HCP (NYSE: HCP) and NHI (NYSE: NHI). Memory care has been another major focus, and the Bonita Springs, Florida-based provider recently announced that […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s $850M JV; Acts Acquires New Corporate HQ

Welltower, Invesco Announce $850M Joint Venture Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and global real estate manger Invesco Real Estate (“Invesco”) announced an $850 million joint venture partnership comprising a portfolio of 35 medical office buildings spanning 2.6 million square feet. The portfolio was previously wholly owned by Welltower. The properties are 100% affiliated with health systems […]