The national occupancy rate dropped to 81.7 percent during the months of April to June, a 79 basis point drop from the quarter before, according to a quarterly report from the NIC.
What are the risks facing operators and financiers of seniors housing and care facilities?
High construction levels are tempering some of the enthusiasm in the seniors housing sector.
Later this month, a non-profit organization affiliated with Purchase plans to sell $14.5 million in unrated tax-exempt notes to begin development of a 385-unit retirement community.
The New York firm is buying 22 properties managed by Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
There have been pressures on the skilled nursing occupancy rate since 2011, notes Bill Kauffman, senior principal at NIC.
The REITs’ transition from an aggressive acquisition posture to a more disposition-anchored strategy comes against the backdrop of a decline in occupancy rates, a drop in rental rates and a volatile interest rate environment.
Today’s skilled nursing sector is in a period of dynamic change.
Green Street is projecting a risk-adjusted expected return rate of 6.9 percent for seniors housing.