Browse Tag: senior living

Independent Living Facilities: How They Fit Into The Boom

I was reviewing the various names our industry has used to describe the senior living property sector when I noticed that one appears to be picking up steam: independent living facilities.

The definition of independent living refers to more than facility type — it means a perspective on care that does encompass elderly care without stopping there.

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Three REITs Starting 2015 With Strong Health Care Acquistions

REITs aren’t just a channel for equity-style investment in commercial real estate, they’re a kind of barometer to use to keep an eye on trends in specific sectors. When REITs go on a buying spree, it pays the trend-watcher to pick out what’s being acquired as well as the price tags. This way questions can be answered about where capital is meeting property – is it in tertiary or secondary markets?  Is medical office looking better to portfolio managers than is assisted living? Presented are some of January’s biggest REIT acquisitions in the health care sector.

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