Experts Make the Case for Senior Housing In an uncertain economic environment, what’s an investor to do? That question was explored during two educational sessions at the 2022 NIC Fall Conference, held September 14-16, in Washington, D.C. At the session, “Why Now is a Good Time to Invest in Senior Housing,” experts mapped out the positive case for investment today, along with some timely caveats. Separately, in a lively session patterned after the popular TV game show, “Deal or No Deal,” lenders and investors took a deep dive into real transactions. The format highlighted the strategies of different investors, who revealed their “Deal or No Deal” decisions by opening a replica of the show’s iconic briefcase.
“Single-site operators and those with between two and nine properties were more likely to be considering product diversification, with single-site operators favoring lower acuity settings (36%) and those with between two and nine properties equally considering lower acuity (20%) and higher acuity settings (20%). With regards to expected changes to various care segments in their portfolio of properties, approximately half of respondents expect to increase the active adult (age 55+) and independent living care segments, while just under one-half (45% and 41%) anticipate increases in their assisted living and memory care segments. When asked about the contributing factors to the acceleration of move-outs, operators cite residents moving to higher levels of care as the leading cause (45%), followed by deaths (35%), resident and family member concerns (10%), natural disasters (5%), and current economic conditions (5%).”
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.
Building upon the groundbreaking “Forgotten Middle” study and its subsequent update, NORC at the University of Chicago recalibrated a nationally representative forecast of the 2033 middle-market population to produce estimates reflective of future California residents. The analysis revealed several key findings about the potential unmet needs of California’s middle-income seniors, including: