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Seniors Housing Returns Moderate, but Continue to Outpace Broader Property Index

Investment returns for seniors housing historically have outpaced the overall NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) Property Index (NPI), a property-level index that tracks investment return performance for commercial real estate. But while seniors housing returns outperformed the NPI in the first quarter of 2017, the total annual return for this sector has […]

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Looking Below the Headline Numbers: Dynamic Occupancy Patterns

Its Local, local, local.  Seniors housing market fundamentals are not the same for all markets as local development and demand situations shape conditions.  In the first quarter of 2017, pronounced differences in occupancy rates could be seen by both property type and geography.  By property type at the national level, there was a 370 basis […]

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Understanding Your Market Study Part 3: Conducting a Desktop Competitor Analysis

The first segment of this multi-part series established that market studies are a critical component of determining whether a proposed seniors housing property is an attractive investment opportunity. The second segment touched on maximizing accuracy in defining a market area. And the third segment discussed quantifying and qualifying the competitive environment. Concluding the third segment […]

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Q1 2017 Transactions Update: Portfolio Deals Drive Volume Gains

 Q1 2017 Transactions Update: Portfolio Deals Drive Volume Gains This blog is a follow-up to the preliminary transactions data from last month’s post.  Here is the latest data as of Q1 2017. Transaction Dollar Volume Increases Transactions volume for seniors housing and care registered $4.6 billion in Q1 2017. Seniors housing had a strong quarter, […]

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