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NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Business Environment  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Private Buyers in 2019 Record Over $7 Billion in Transactions

By: Bill Kauffman  |  February 26, 2020

Average seniors housing price per unit reaches over $200,000 for first time. There was no shortage of activity in the U.S. seniors housing and care transactions market in 2019. The story of abundant liquidity continued throughout the year with the number of closed transactions reaching a time-series high going back to 2008. Indeed, there was no sign of reduced interest from investors and the transaction market continued to show significant activity once again which, barring any economic or capital market shocks, is most likely to continue into 2020.

Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing

Got Actual Rates Data?

By: NIC  |  February 21, 2020

Scott Brinker, president and chief investment officer of Healthpeak, the nation’s third largest healthcare REIT, recently expressed frustration with the limitations of seniors housing data, that fails to provide insights into rate discounting. In Healthpeak’s fourth quarter, 2019 earnings call, Brinker said, “From where we sit today, occupancy across the sector is generally flat, which is certainly an improvement from where it’s been the past three years or four years. But too often, I think that occupancy is coming at the expense of discounting and incentives,

Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing

Ground Break to Grand Opening: New Properties Today Are Taking Longer to Open Than in the Past

By: Beth Mace and Anne Standish  |  February 12, 2020

NIC has a virtual treasure trove of data related to the seniors housing and care sector that can provide insights into operations for both operators and investors. In the coming months, as we begin a new year and decade, NIC’s Analytics and Research Teams will provide such insights. This is a condensed version of NIC’s first Actionable Insight article, published in the February NIC Insider newsletter, and serves as a preview of more to come. As always, we appreciate feedback and commentary on this article as well as our monthly NIC Insider articles and our two frequently updated blogs—NIC Notes Blog and Senior Care Collaboration Blog.

Economic Trends  |  Seniors Housing  |  Workforce

225,000 Jobs Created in January, Above Consensus View

By: Beth Mace  |  February 07, 2020

The Labor Department reported that there were 225,000 jobs added in January. This was more than the consensus estimate of 165,000 and marked the 112th consecutive month of job gains. For all of 2019, average monthly gains were less at 175,000. For 2018, monthly gains averaged 193,000 and for 2017, monthly gains averaged 176,000. The latter data points were revised from prior estimates.