David Watkins

The Middle-Market Gap in Senior Housing: Challenges & Opportunities
, Senior Housing

At its recent regional conference, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries hosted a panel presentation, moderated by Bill Pettit of…

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Municipal Bonds as Part of the Mid-Market Senior Housing Solution?
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The cost and availability of debt plays a meaningful role in a developer’s ability to deliver a moderately priced, mid-market senior housing community. Tax-exempt…

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Geoffrey Dohrmann, President of Institutional Real Estate Inc., Weighs In on Affordable Private Pay Senior Housing
, Development, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The president of Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI) weighed in with his reaction to the previous post on how middle- and low-middle income seniors…

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Occupancy Rates & Pricing Strategy by Quartile – Independent Living
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: First quartile independent living (IL) properties (those with the lowest average monthly rent) maintained higher levels of occupancy than fourth quartile properties (those with…

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Middle/Low-Middle Income Seniors Need Financial Assistance to Pay for Housing and Care
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The senior housing industry risks alienating a large part of its potential market. The median price of assisted living and independent living in the…

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The Senior Housing Industry Needs More Affordable Private Pay Options
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The senior housing industry needs more private pay properties that are within reach of the middle/low-middle income segment. I want to start a conversation…

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Cost of Senior Housing and Residents’ Financial Concerns
, Development & Financing, Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing

This paper is the third in a series of four based on the 2011 Residents Financial Survey (RFS) conducted by the Center for Retirement Research…

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Financial Well-Being in IL & AL Communities
, Development & Financing, Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing

This paper is the second in a series of four based on the 2011 Residents Financial Survey (RFS) conducted by the Center for Retirement Research…

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Findings from the Residents Financial Survey
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College partnered with the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry, the Assisted Living Federation…

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