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Economic Trends  |  Skilled Nursing

Are More Skilled Nursing Consolidations in Our Future?

By: Bill Kauffman  |  November 16, 2016

Skilled nursing operators—and those who invest in the sector—are no strangers to challenges. Over the past few years, government, payor, and operator initiatives across the country have been working to create a new health care delivery and payment system, and these initiatives are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, some industry leaders suggest that it could be two years until we see a narrowing of networks and partner alignment that will expose the winners and potential losers of the emerging system.

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing

Private Buyers Stay Active Even While Sales Transaction Volume and Count Drop

By: Bill Kauffman  |  October 19, 2016

The preliminary 2016 third-quarter data is in, and it shows that transaction volume continues to slow down in 2016. Public buyers, mainly the public REITs, have led the slowdown, as cost of capital increased, and the number of transactions that suit their strategies declined. But on the private side, buyers continued to stay relatively active in the third quarter.

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

A Deep Dive into the 2Q2016 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

By: Bill Kauffman  |  September 16, 2016

On September 15, at the 2016 NIC Fall Conference, NIC released its 2Q2016 Skilled Nursing Data Report. The report includes key occupancy and revenue metrics from October 2011 through June 2016. In today’s blog post, I’ll walk you through the data.

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Seniors Housing and Care Transactions Volume Down in 2Q: Part II

By: Bill Kauffman  |  August 17, 2016

Buyer Type Activity in the Second Quarter As I described in Part I of this two-part series on transactions volume in the second quarter of 2016, the decrease in transactions volume was due to a decrease in all buyer types: the public type (any publicly-traded company), the private type (not publicly traded, such as a private REIT, single owner, or partnership), and the institutional type (equity funds that manage pension money or other types of institutional money).