NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Omar Zahraoui

Omar Zahraoui

Omar Zahraoui, Principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), is a seniors housing research professional with expertise in providing quantitative analysis and insights on seniors housing & care market data; building new products and reporting capabilities, including dashboards and proformas for clients and internal stakeholders; and implementing new processes and data solutions. Prior to his current role, Zahraoui worked as a data analyst, at Calpine Corporation, supporting the development of new-business strategy initiatives, analyzing sales and financial data, and developing statistical modeling of consumers’ behaviors to drive business performance. Zahraoui holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management, a Master in Corporate Finance from IAE Lyon School of Management at Jean Moulin Lyon III University in France, and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and Data Analytics from Pace University.


Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Decelerated Rate Growth, High Discounts, and Strong Move-Ins in Senior Housing

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  June 06, 2024

Key Takeaways: Data from the recently released 1Q 2024 NIC MAP Vision Actual Rates Report show that: The pace of growth in initial rates for all care segments (independent living, assisted living, and memory care) decelerated, indicating a trend towards alignment with inflation.

Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

4Q 2023 Lending Trends in Senior Housing and Nursing Care Remain Low

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  May 23, 2024

NIC Analytics released the 4Q 2023 NIC Lending Trends Report. The complimentary quarterly report includes data trends over seven years for senior housing and nursing care construction loans, mini-perm/bridge loans, and permanent loans from 3Q 2016 through 4Q 2023. The survey reflects the contributions of 17 lenders.

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing  |  occupancy

The Sticky Nature of Senior Housing Penetration: A Challenging Puzzle to Solve

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  May 14, 2024

Key Takeaways Occupied penetration rates in senior housing are changing across markets, likely due to shifts in demand dynamics and migration patterns. There is a trend of demand

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing

NIC SHARK Series: Promising Outlook for Senior Housing with a Call to Action

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  April 11, 2024

NIC SHARK Series: First Segment Report NIC Analytics launched the first segment of the new NIC Senior Housing Analyst Review and OutlooK (SHARK) report series. The NIC SHARK report series is intended to deliver actionable, data-informed insights, and forward-looking perspectives for senior housing capital providers, operators, and developers to prepare for the future and better serve America’s older adults.

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