In evaluating the attractiveness of a market for seniors housing investment or development, supply and demand metrics are fundamental data to examine, and layering on an assessment of rent growth and occupancy may provide additional insight. The following analysis shows the relationships between average occupancy rates and rent growth patterns for assisted living over a four-year timeframe—from 3Q 2015 through 3Q 2019—for the NIC MAP® 31 Primary Markets in aggregate—and then looks at the relative performance of individual markets.
As the leading data provider for the seniors housing and care industry, the NIC MAP Data Service® tracks occupancy, asking rents, demand, inventory and construction data for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also referred to as life plan communities, for more than 15,000 properties across 140 metropolitan areas. NIC MAP® currently tracks 1,196 nonprofit and for-profit entrance fee and rental CCRCs in these 140 combined markets (1,125 in the 99 combined Primary and Secondary Markets).
As the seniors housing and care industry's leading data provider, NIC tracks occupancy, asking rents, demand, supply, and construction data for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing properties—and both for-profit and nonprofit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also known as life plan communities). The following narrative describes CCRC occupancy as of the third quarter 2019, supply and demand, asking rent growth, and construction trends in the combined primary and secondary markets,
Seniors housing properties are aging, and senior consumer tastes are changing. Strong inventory growth in recent years has brought to market new competition for existing buildings—most built prior to the Great Recession. Which markets have the oldest and newest seniors housing stock? Is there a “sweet spot” in terms of building age and occupancy performance? And, what are some of the factors that contribute to strong occupancy in older buildings?