How favorable will the lending climate be for refinancing, acquisitions and new construction in 2011? What will it take for owners and operators to attract equity? And has the bid-ask gap between buyers and sellers narrowed?

Institutional investors can find out the answers to these questions and much more during an hour-long webinar that National Real Estate Investor will host at 2 p.m. EST this Wednesday, Dec. 8. To register for the free event, click here

Featured panelists include Lawrence Cohen, CEO of Capital Senior Living Corp., one of the country’s largest operators of senior living communities with headquarters in Dallas; James Sherman, senior managing director of seniors housing for Red Mortgage Capital LLC based in Columbus, Ohio; and Bruce Gibson, principal and senior managing director of Senior Housing Investment Advisors, a South Florida-based brokerage firm.

During the webinar, NREI will share a few highlights from its recently completed research study on hot-button issues affecting the industry. The live program also includes a 15-minute question-and-answer session during which audience members can pose their queries directly to the panelists. The webinar will be archived for interested persons to access at their convenience.