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Beth Burnham Mace

Burnham Mace
Chief Economist & Director of Capital Markets Outreach,
National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry

Beth Burnham Mace is the Chief Economist and Director of Capital Markets Research at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). Prior to joining the staff at NIC, she served as a member of the NIC board of directors for seven years and chaired NIC’s research committee.

Mace was also a director at AEW Capital Management and worked in the AEW research group for 17 years. While at AEW, Ms. Mace worked with the firm’s direct investment group and provided primary research support to the organization’s core and value-added investment strategies.

Prior to joining AEW in 1997, Mace spent 10 years at Standard & Poor’s DRI/McGraw-Hill in varying roles, most recently as the director of the regional information service, with responsibility for developing forecasts of economic, demographic, and industry indicators for 314 major metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Prior to working at DRI, she spent three years as a regional economist at the Crocker Bank in San Francisco. Mace has also worked at the National Commission on Air Quality, the Brookings Institution and Boston Edison. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE) and a Hoyt Fellow with the Homer Hoyt Institute. Mace is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and the University of California (M.S.).

The Importance of Drilling Down to Find the Right Seniors Housing Investment 1
As with all real estate, it is about location, location, location, first at the metropolitan area level and then at the five- to 10-mile primary market area surrounding a seniors housing property.
Slowing Transaction Activity in Seniors Housing: A Pause or New Normal?
Acquisitions of seniors housing and care properties totaled $2.0 billion in the third quarter of 2016, the slowest pace since mid-2013.
Where Are We Halfway Through 2016? An Update on Seniors Housing Market Performance
Of the past 12 quarters, there have been eight in which demand exceeded additions to supply and four in which incremental supply exceeded demand.
The Seniors Housing Sector is Maturing
Data for the broader seniors housing sector suggest that seniors housing may be a market in equilibrium.
Seniors Housing Labor Shortage: A Challenge for Some, an Opportunity for Others
Operators are beginning to report challenges at all levels of the labor force—from line staff to executive directors managing the operations of individual properties.
What the Evolution of Skilled Nursing Facilities Means for You
Policy changes and demographic shifts are likely to have a big impact on the skilled nursing sector.
Does the Seniors Housing Sector Have Stamina to Absorb New Construction?
Relatively inexpensive capital, the improving economy and a compelling investment thesis for seniors housing have been factors leading to the recent upswing in development.
Seniors Housing Pricing: Bubble Or Not?
Investor interest in the seniors housing sector is strong and growing. Transaction volumes are at record high levels and pricing is close to a cyclical peak.
Rising Interest Rates and Seniors Housing: How Big a Threat?
For seniors housing, higher interest rates will change the economics of a transaction and will cause some investors and lenders to reconsider deals and opportunities.
The Seniors Housing and Care Market Finds a Sweet Spot 2
Until recently, the distinction between care types—assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing--was clearly defined, but as a result of the recession and the ongoing changes in health care provision, the traditional definition of care types has started to blur.
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