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Senior Housing Poised for Rental Rate Increases

Seniors housing is poised to see rental rate increases in 2023, despite challenges such as rising interest rates and a constrained lending environment, according to a new CBRE survey. The annual survey found that more than 75% of investors anticipate rental rate increases of 3% or more over the next 12 months across most senior housing classes, led by assisted living.  

Survey respondents identified Active Adult (37%) as the biggest investment opportunity in the seniors housing sector this year, driven by younger baby boomers entering their retirement years. The most significant challenges for investors are staffing shortages, higher borrowing costs and a constrained lending environment. 
“Although there are challenges, many investors still consider seniors housing to be an attractive asset class with rental rates trending upward due to the need-based demand and constraints on future supply,” said Daniel Lincoln, leader of Seniors Housing and Healthcare for CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services. “Sustained higher interest rates have made it difficult to finance deals, and other challenges such as staffing shortages are expected to persist throughout the remainder of the year.”


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About Paul Bubny

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 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).

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