Co-Housing for Seniors

By Shawn Rader: In the October 4th issue of Senior Housing News, Tim Mullaney discusses the movement towards co-housing as a senior living alternative which might better address the issues of loneliness, isolation and depression …

Small-House Senior Living in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Matthew McMurtrey: In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for small-house senior living operations may increase. According to a recent Harris Poll survey, over one-third of urban dwellers have stated that the COVID-19 …

Preparing for the Next Covid-Like Outbreak

By John Ruffier:  Senior Housing News recently featured an interesting article discussing the new and increased focus of senior living communities on infection control.  Smart leasers are looking beyond the short-term obligation to deal with …

A Shout Out To Senior Living Workers

By John Ruffier:  At a recent Marcus & Millichap webinar on COVID-19’s effect on the Senior Housing industry, a speaker made what we found to be a salient point:  while the media and general public …

IRS Finalizes Real Estate Safe Harbor for 20% QBI Deduction

  By: Amanda Wilson Section 199A introduced a 20% deduction for qualified business income (previously discussed here). To qualify for the deduction, income must be from a trade or business. Whether rental activity rises to …

Senior Housing Trends

By:  Hallie Fisher.  When searching for an assisted living facility for a loved one, the amenities most families look for are good food, friendly staff, and nice outdoor spaces. However, with increasing thoughtfulness regarding seniors’ …

Assisted Living strains to keep up with safety

A recent article in the New York Times reports on the problem in assisted living dementia care facilities of residents physically attacking other residents.  The estimate is that 8% of such residents are victims of …

Property Tax Exemptions for 2019

Now is the time for senior living facilities around the state to evaluate whether the facility is eligible for any property tax exemptions for 2019. Exemption applications are due with the respective County Property Appraiser …

Overheard at NIC 2018 . . .

As always, the NIC Conference in Chicago is a great experience and an unique opportunity to connect  owners, managers, lenders and (of course) the attorneys that represent each of them.  Interesting conversations always ensue, and …