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The Seniors Housing and Care Market Finds a Sweet Spot

May 27, 2015, Beth Burnham Mace, National Real Estate Investor - The seniors housing and care market is sizeable and growing. Defined as skilled nursing, independent living, assisted living and memory care units, the sector provides both housing and an array of services to…

Tablets Help Seniors Cross the 'Digital Divide,' Study Shows



May 27, 2015, Holly Petrovich, McKnights
- Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the "digital divide." Elders who used tablets felt more confident with technology overall, according…

New Developer Bringing High Tech Concierge Communities to Southeast



May 26, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News
- An established senior living developer known for its high-end, technologically sophisticated communities is aiming to take its portfolio to the next level by creating a whole new company focused exclusively on these types of properties.…

Small City Living for Multifamily Property Buyers

May 26, 2015, Robyn Friedman, The Wall Street Journal - As prices for multifamily properties in big cities escalate, some investors are setting their sights on smaller markets where prices are lower and yields are higher. These investors are following the…

Home Health Margins Plunge, Leaving Providers Vulnerable



May 25, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Senior living providers have been eyeing home health operators in recent years, forging partnerships and undertaking…

Taking Assisted Living from Small-Time to Regional Power Player



May 25, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News
- Since its founding in 2002, Commonwealth Assisted Living has grown to become one of the major senior housing players in Virginia. The provider has expanded from three properties to 21 by pursuing…

Seniors Housing Development At Fever Pitch, But Not Overheating, Say Experts



May 14, 2015, Jeff Shaw, Seniors Housing Business - The seniors housing industry is extremely active on the development front so far in 2015, with no signs of slowing down. Nationally, there are 12,000 units of independent living - over four times last year's…

Fannie and Freddie Hit the Brakes on Multifamily Lending



May 13, 2015, Beth Mattson-Teig, NREIOnline -
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trying to reign in robust multifamily lending that has them racing toward their annual production caps very early in the year. Fannie and Freddie have introduced…

As Cap Rates Compress, Senior Housing Remains a Seller's Market



May 12, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - Further cap rate compression appears to be in store for 2015, which bodes well for sellers of seniors housing properties. And despite higher pricing on assets, investor interest is still holding strong. Read more | May 12, 2015

Will Non-Profits Shake Up The Senior Living M&A Landscape?



May 10, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Not-for-profit senior living organizations have been increasing their acquisition activity over the past several years, but signs suggest they now are pursuing even more deals — and they may be bucking the conventional wisdom…