NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Economic Trends

Seniors Housing Construction Cycle Drivers and Market Impacts

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  November 04, 2015

Beth Burnham Mace, Chief Economist, Director of Capital Markets Outreach

Economic Trends

Interest Rates, Cap Rates, and Property Values

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  September 16, 2015

Investor interest in the seniors housing and care sector is strong. Transactions are near peak levels in terms of both dollar volumes and the number of deals closing. Over the past four quarters, 554 deals closed, a near-record pace and equal to $23.4 billion of transactions. Strong demand is pressuring prices higher, with per-unit pricing averaging $173,000 for seniors housing and $73,000 for skilled nursing on a four-quarter moving average basis in the second quarter of 2015. Prices for seniors housing have never been so high. 

Economic Trends

August's Job Gains Are Below Market Expectations

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  September 04, 2015

At 173,000, August's job gains are below market expectations and make a September rate hike by the Fed less certain The first Friday of the month at 8:30 EDT is widely anticipated by market participants as the Labor Department presents a fresh gauge of the most recent economic performance in its release of the labor report for the prior month.  Today’s number was even more closely watched since it will be the most up to date information on the labor market that the Federal Reserve has prior to its upcoming September meetings where it will assess the state of the economy and determine whether or not it should raise its benchmark interest rate which has been near zero since the depths of the recession in late 2008. 

Economic Trends  |  Market Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

The Evolution of Skilled Nursing

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  September 03, 2015

Over the past 55 years, the skilled nursing industry has undergone transformation. Today, it continues to evolve, bolstered by demand for more specialized and medically complex services and a payment system that continues to change.

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