Sunrise Senior Living Emerges from ‘Tech Desert,’ Cogir Invests in AI

Forward thinking senior living operators recognize the potential for tech to improve customer satisfaction, move-ins, employee retention and have a positive impact on value propositions. Two companies, Sunrise Senior Living and Cogir Real Estate, shared their experiences bringing tech into their operations platforms, with positive results, and outlined upcoming plans during a panel discussion on […]

Welltower Announces $1 Billion in Acquisitions, $300 Million Equity Investment from Qatar Wealth Fund

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has announced $1 billion in new off-market investments, involving 11 separate off-market senior housing and medical office transactions. In addition, an affiliate of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has made a $300 million investment in Welltower’s common stock and has an option to acquire an interest in a development pipeline of urban senior […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

Welltower Plans Second Senior Living High-Rise in Manhattan

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) is collaborating with real estate firm Hines on the development of a new high-rise senior living community in the Big Apple. The two companies announced Friday they closed on an acquisition that will pave the way for the construction of a 17-story senior living and memory care community on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. As […]

Brookdale, REITs Talk Senior Housing Lease Strategies

In senior housing, the relationship between owner and operator is essential to unlocking a property’s revenue potential, flexibility throughout the terms of a lease and access to capital from lenders. Unlocking the opportunities within lease structures was the dominant theme during Day 2 of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) fall […]

New Welltower Report Highlights ‘Payvider’ Opportunities for Senior Living

Meeting the health care needs of older adults will be a major challenge in the months and years ahead and already is leading to increasing integration across the continuum of care. This is creating opportunities for senior living and skilled nursing operators — and their real estate partners — as health systems, payer groups and […]

Pegasus Launches Turnaround Effort for 36 Former Brookdale Properties

Newly formed operator Pegasus Senior Living is trying to accomplish a difficult feat right out of the gate: taking over a portfolio of 36 underperforming properties from Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and turning them around in a tough operating environment. To accomplish this, Pegasus co-founders Steven Vick and Chris Hollister say that their extensive […]