Wage Pressures, Turnover Continue to Vex Senior Living CFOs

Minimum wage hikes and ever-constant turnover rates are still among the top staffing pressures for senior living leaders. That’s according to a June CFO Hotline survey from Chicago-based special investment banking firm Ziegler. For the survey, Ziegler heard from nearly 120 senior living CFOs and financial professionals from around the U.S., roughly 70% of whom […]

Transactions & Financings: HJ Sims, JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage

HJ Sims Arranges Closing of $15 Million Loan for Life Plan Community in Atlanta HJ Sims recently facilitated the closing of a $15 million revolving pre-development financing for a life plan community in Atlanta, Georgia. The community—Lenbrook—anticipates incurring up to roughly $15 million in pre-development costs for a planned expansion. The pre-development costs will mainly […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Living Investment Brokerage, Lancaster Pollard

Blueprint Arranges Sale of Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Portfolio in Ohio Blueprint recently announced the first closing of a multistage portfolio sale comprising one assisted living community and two skilled nursing facilities in northeast Ohio. The seller was a regional owner-operator looking to transition out of day-to-day community management. Blueprint identified a regional operator to lease […]

Third-Party Referral Sources Generate Poor Leads, Frustrate Senior Living Execs

In senior living, utilizing third-party referral sources often results in less desirable leads—as well as a litany of frustrations. That’s according to a recent report from Chicago-based special investment banking firm Ziegler. For the report, Ziegler surveyed more than 150 senior housing financial professionals and CFOs, 98% of whom worked for nonprofit organizations. It’s much […]

Movers & Shakers: Ecumen, LaSalle Group, Ziegler

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Kendal Corp. Expands ‘At Home’ Program Under New Strategic Plan

As part of a recently devised strategic plan, Kendal at Home is starting to become more integrated into the continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) of Kendal Corp., one of the largest non-profit senior housing operators in the nation. Founded in 2003, Kendal at Home was an early example of a “CCRC Without Walls” program, in […]

Senior Living Providers, Residents Have Huge Appetite for Aging Innovations

It’s a misconception that seniors are resistant to change. In fact, there’s a strong appetite for innovations in technology and service delivery among both senior housing providers and the older adults they serve, recent developments indicate. A fund targeting investment companies that are improving the aging experience—including through technology, home-based care and data analytics—has recently […]

Transactions & Financings: Blue Moon’s JV, PMRG to Merge with Madison Marquette

PMRG in Talks to Merge with Madison Marquette Texas-based PMRG, a privately held commercial real estate firm specializing in property management, project leasing investment management and development services, and Washington, D.C.-based Madison Marquette, a privately held commercial real estate investment and operating company, are in talks to merge. Closing is expected in the next 30 […]

Only 22% of CCRCs in the U.S. are For-Profit

Most continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States continue to be not-for-profit, though for-profit CCRCs are more likely to be part of a multi-site organization, according to a new analysis from Chicago-based specialty investment bank Ziegler. Ziegler is currently tracking 1,955 CCRCs across the country. The majority—78%—of CCRCs in the U.S. are sponsored by […]