The Labor Department reported on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 210,000 positions in April, well above the consensus 190,000 estimate. This followed gains of 79,000 in March, originally reported as 98,000 and 232,000 in February, originally reported as 219,000. The weak March payroll increase appears to have been weather related. Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors. Over the past 4 months, job gains have averaged 185,000 per month, almost identical to the 187,000 monthly pace in 2016.
The preliminary data for seniors housing and care Q1 2017 transactions volume showed a significant uptick from the prior quarter. Volume totaled $4.4 billion in the first quarter. The increase in volume was mainly driven by the public REIT divestitures and the institutional players, namely Blackstone, stepping in to acquire properties.
Conducting a Desktop Analysis of the Competition When conducting a market study competitor analysis, many tools and sources of public information are available right from your desktop. The task may seem overwhelming, especially if the market is highly competitive. But here are some best practices to follow: Know what you are looking for Consider why the information is available Think like a prospective resident Organize a collection plan