News

Care for All: Financing and Development Considerations for Affordable Assisted Living Facilities
6/13/2016

Care for All: Financing and Development Considerations for Affordable Assisted Living Facilities

Providing compassionate care to the elderly is a core tenet of our society. Unfortunately, there is currently a growing gap in the continuum of care spectrum for lower- to middle-income seniors. As the well-documented demographic wave of boomers gets closer, more attention is being paid to how to fill that gap and provide affordable, quality care to all.

Dueling Perspectives: What is the State of the Seniors Housing M&A Market?
6/12/2016

Dueling Perspectives: What is the State of the Seniors Housing M&A Market?

After a six-year bull market where capitalization rates declined and median values increased, momentum in seniors housing prices leveled off during the first quarter of 2016. What does this mean for the sector moving forward? Will the recent headwinds in the market be able to overpower the tailwinds? 

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties
6/10/2016

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties

Reduce rates, spur activity. That seems to be the thinking in Washington these days regarding the development of affordable and energy efficient multifamily housing. And to those in the housing industry, that thinking is definitely welcome.

Agency Options for Hospital Finance Better than Ever
6/9/2016

Agency Options for Hospital Finance Better than Ever

Today is a good day to be an issuer in the bond market. With paltry returns available through government bonds and investment-grade paper, fixed income investors are reaching for yield and aggressively bidding for nearly all non-investment grade municipal bond credits, including hospitals. However, not all hospitals are a good fit for tax-exempt bonds. Restrictive covenants, transaction and borrower size, and cost of the issuance are a few factors that may make a public bond issue unfeasible.

Age is Just a Number: Laurel Parc at Bethany Village
6/8/2016

Age is Just a Number: Laurel Parc at Bethany Village

“You’re retired from work, not from life.” That philosophy rings true to the many residents of Laurel Parc at Bethany Village.