NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Beth Mace and Anne Standish

Beth Burnham Mace is the Chief Economist and Director of Capital Markets Research at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). Prior to joining the staff at NIC, she served as a member of the NIC Board of Directors for 7 years and chaired NIC’s Research Committee. Ms. Mace was also a Director at AEW Capital Management and worked in the AEW Research Group for 17 years. While at AEW, Ms. Mace provided primary research support to the organization’s core and value-added investment strategies and provided research-related underwriting in acquisition activity and asset and portfolio management decisions. Prior to joining AEW in 1997, Ms. Mace spent ten years at Standard & Poor’s DRI/McGraw-Hill as the Director of the Regional Information Service with responsibility for developing forecasts of economic, demographic, and industry indicators for 314 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Prior to working at DRI, she spent three years as a Regional Economist at the Crocker Bank in San Francisco. Ms. Mace has also worked at the National Commission on Air Quality, the Brookings Institution and Boston Edison. Ms. Mace is a member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), ULI’s Senior Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute and New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE/CREW). In 2014, she was appointed a fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute and was awarded the title of a “Woman of Influence” in commercial real estate by Real Estate Forum Magazine and Globe Street. Ms. Mace is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and the University of California (M.S.). She has also earned The Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), which is the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by NABE. The CBE documents a professional’s accomplishment, experience, abilities, and demonstrates mastery of the body of knowledge critical in the field of economics and data analytics. Anne Standish is a Research Statistician in the Outreach Group at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). At NIC, Anne is an important contributor to NIC’s analytics and has been involved in a number of initiatives focused on the analysis of NIC’s seniors housing time series data. While working at NIC, she received her M.S. in Applied Statistics from Villanova University. She also has a B.S. in Psychological & Social Sciences from Penn State Abington. Prior to NIC, she worked in a range of academic research positions. Outside of having a passion for quantitative research methods and statistical analysis, Anne also has an interest in data visualization.


NIC MAP Vision  |  medicare  |  memory care

Utilizing Dementia Medicare Data for More Informed Underwriting

By: Beth Mace and Anne Standish  |  January 06, 2022

The aging of the U.S. population and the growing incidence of dementia make understanding the local prevalence of this disease more important than ever for planning senior housing projects.

COVID-19  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing

How Does the Loss of Life Due to COVID-19 Affect Seniors Housing Supply Needs?

By: Beth Mace and Anne Standish  |  May 11, 2021

Key Takeaways. This blog examines the impact COVID-19 deaths through late-April 2021 have had on near-term supply needs for seniors housing.

Market Trends  |  Senior 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  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Workforce

Seniors Housing Penetration Rates: Variation over Time, Variation Across Metropolitan Markets

By: Beth Mace and Anne Standish  |  December 05, 2018

Penetration rates vary across markets and across time.  Some of the variation may be due to differing demand factors such as population and household growth and size, consumer preferences, familiarity and comfort with the product, changes in the composition of inventory, and cultural influences. This blog post explores some of this variation.

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