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Lessons Learned from Developer's Downfall
The success of a business model often depends on current economic conditions as the saga of Erickson Retirement Communities illustrates. The company built
Bidding Frenzy: Class-A Seniors Housing Assets Sell at a Premium
Two dramas are playing out in today’s seniors housing market.
Consumer Choice Drives Changes in Seniors Housing Design
Despite the fact that development activity has slowed in the seniors housing sector, several important building design trends are taking shape, according to a newly released study.
CNL Rekindles Zeal for Seniors Housing With $630 Million Joint Venture
After a four-year hiatus, CNL Financial Group is back in the seniors housing business. One of the Group’s companies, CNL Lifestyle Properties, has formed a $630 million joint venture with Sunrise Senior Living
New Owner of Former Erickson Properties Scales Back ‘Model Doomed to Failure’
Erickson Retirement Communities built a number of large-scale continuing care projects when capital was readily available and the housing market was strong.
Spinoff by Sun Healthcare Signals Upbeat Outlook for REITs
Hoping to capitalize on a robust environment for health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), the giant nursing home company Sun Healthcare Group has split into two separate publicly traded businesses.
Morningside House Strikes Private Equity Deal for $200 Million
Morningside House Senior Living entered into a $200 million joint-venture agreement with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital of Chicago.
Will Pricing Power Return in 2011?
As a new year approaches, building owners and operators are gauging whether 2011 might be a good time to ditch the concessions and roll out the rent hikes.
Demographers Dispel Misconceptions About Aging Adults
Baby boomers represent a tantalizing business opportunity for owners of seniors housing.
Chelsea Refinances Buildings in $100 Million Freddie Mac Deal
In a move to lock in low interest rates, Chelsea Senior Living has refinanced six assisted living buildings in New Jersey for $100 million.
Owners and Operators Get Creative to Boost Profits
Amid a prolonged economic downturn, seniors housing operators and owners are exploring new ways to generate more revenue.
Despite Overbuilding Concerns, Assisted Living Developers Target Houston
With a quickly growing inventory of new seniors housing projects, the Houston area might not seem like the best place to build another facility.
Capital Shortage Hampers Seniors Housing Borrowers
The lack of available capital, especially debt financing, was a much-discussed topic last week at the annual conference of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).
Operators Cheered By Latest Seniors Housing Data
Although the U.S. economy is still sputtering and the capital markets remain skittish, the worst is probably over for the seniors housing industry, according to several new reports.
Game-Changing Partnership: Health Care REIT, Merrill Gardens Join Forces
The recent blockbuster deal between Merrill Gardens and Health Care REIT underscores the growth potential in seniors housing and signals an upswing in transaction activity, say industry experts.
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