NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Omar Zahraoui and Bill Kauffman

Omar Zahraoui, Senior Data Analyst at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), is a senior 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, Omar 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. Omar 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.

Bill Kauffman works with the research team in providing research and analysis in various areas including sales transactions and skilled nursing. He has lead roles in creating new and enhanced products and implementation of new processes. Prior to joining NIC he worked at Shelter Development in investing/acquiring, financing, and asset management for over $1 billion in assets. He also had key roles in the value creation and strategic planning and analysis for over 65 entities. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the College of Business and Economics at Radford University and his Master of Science in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation (CFA).


Business Environment  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

2Q22 NIC Lending Trends: Senior Housing Mini-Perm/Bridge Lending Rises

By: Omar Zahraoui and Bill Kauffman  |  November 09, 2022

NIC Analytics released the 2Q 2022 NIC Lending Trends Report today. The quarterly report, available for free to NIC's constituents, currently tracks $86.8 billion in senior housing and nursing care loans. The report includes data over five years for construction loans, mini-perm/bridge loans, and permanent loans from 3Q 2016 through 2Q 2022.

The Labor Crisis: A Ripple Effect and Dilemma for SNFs

By: Omar Zahraoui and Bill Kauffman  |  October 22, 2021

This blog post provides a NIC Analytics review of data that highlights and quantifies the number one issue facing operators of skilled nursing facilities: staffing shortages. Labor shortages are particularly acute for nursing staff and aides who are often the hands-on workers with direct and intimate relationships with residents and patients. Staffing has generally been a challenge for the sector but since the onset of the pandemic staffing shortages have become pervasive across the industry.

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