A NIC report developed to provide timely insights from owners and C-suite operators on the pulse of seniors housing and skilled nursing sectors. This is the first in a series of findings from NIC’s weekly Executive Survey of operators in seniors housing and skilled nursing. This week’s sample includes responses collected March 24-31, 2020 from owners and C-suite executives of 180 seniors housing and skilled nursing operators from across the nation.
More than 1500 industry leaders gathered in San Diego last week for the 2020 NIC Spring Conference. Under calm blue skies, attendees engaged in three days of active networking, deal making, thought-leadership, and discussion of critical trends. A focus on disruption and new partnerships in senior care augmented the annual event’s established focus on real estate debt, equity capital flow, valuations, market trends, and investments.
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,