Demonstrating seniors housing’s strong resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic’s adverse impacts, the vast majority of operators report pent-up investment demand and positive leasing trends in the first half of 2021, according to the CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey.
Survey respondents indicate significant investment growth is likely in the short-term, with full recovery expected in 2022. In the mid-term, investors are encouraged by an aging population and a greater understanding of the threats posed by the pandemic.
“The seniors housing industry story is one of resilience and determination by the community-level staff, and those who support them, in providing care for the most vulnerable among us,” said James Graber, national practice leader of seniors housing & healthcare for CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services. “Investors have seen this, and have come to the table, moving on deals with the largest players back in the market in a meaningful way,”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).