Baby Boomers: Ride-Sharing and Technology

By: Hallie Fisher.  A hot topic in senior housing over the past few years has been how Baby Boomers are going to affect the senior housing market. It’s clear that the sheer number of Baby …

Senior Housing Symposium: The Laws They Are A-Changin’

We enjoyed hosting another successful Senior Housing Symposium where we discussed how changes to Federal tax law under the recently-passed Tax Act may impact senior housing owners and investors. We also discussed what laws were …

More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees

A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card (without any fees or other …

Tax Reform Brings New Interest Expense Limitation

By:  Amanda Wilson The Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced a new rule limiting a businesses ability to deduct interest expense, which can have a significant impact in the senior living area as facilities often …

Scrutiny of Assisted Living Facilities

  By: Shawn Rader:  On February 4th,  the New York Times had an article which should give the ALF industry pause.  It reported that at the request of four senators, the Government Accountability Office commissioned …

Aging Population Continues to Drive Real Estate

By: Shawn Rader Recently, Integra Realty Resources published a report that predicts overall growth in today’s senior population, click here to read the report. The aging population will be a significant tailwind for real estate …

Growing Trends and Competition

In the Industry, it is good to keep up with growing trends and competition.  In that regard, the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community in Amherst, Massachusetts is an example. For now, cohousing communities are still a …

Dining for Dollars

  In the past the dining room in any assisted living facility was considered comparable to a dispensary—a necessary service facility for the residents.  Over time, some ALFs dressed them up with dress codes, decorations …

Six Things To Know About the New Pass Through Income Deduction

By:  Amanda Wilson The ownership structures for senior living facilities often involve pass-through entities such as partnerships and REITs.  The tax reform legislation that was signed into law last month introduces a deduction for pass-through …

Arbitration and Eviction: A Recipe for Delay

By: James Walson.  Leases in an independent living component of an assisted living facility will often contain an arbitration provision.  Although arbitration can be helpful in reducing litigation expenses, arbitration can lead to significant delay …