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The 3 most common obstacles in senior living and multifamily development

(And how to overcome them.) Every experienced developer knows and anticipates obstacles on the way toward building senior living facilities and multifamily developments. The wisest also develop a plan of attack for overcoming those challenges. Whether you are new to commercial construction or a seasoned expert, we all encounter trials on our way to building…

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Current considerations in HVAC filtering for senior communities

A fresh look at air filtration for senior living communities Few industries have been as profoundly affected for the long term by the COVID-19 pandemic as has the senior housing sector. Among the major learnings for our changed society is the increased importance of HVAC filtering for senior housing beyond what we already knew to…

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Senior housing: Phasing from focused offering to continuum of care

Remodeling and expanding can help you attract and retain senior housing residents Senior living developers, owners and operators are adept at watching market shifts and adjusting offerings not only to attract senior living community residents but also to retain them as they age and their needs change. While remaining focused on a particular market demographic…

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Senior housing sector shows promise

Investors are upbeat. Is the pandemic fallout behind us? Investors are showing optimism that the bulk of the senior housing challenges posed by the pandemic may be in the past. That’s according to the fifth annual Senior Housing Investor Survey and Outlook by the JLL Valuation Advisory group. The survey shows the senior housing sector…

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Senior housing adaptive reuse options

Repurposing buildings provides another option for senior living facilities For many seniors, their golden years are a chapter of personal reinvention, and it turns out the same is true of buildings entering their golden years. Adaptive reuse gives buildings second chances, offering a new lease on life as a senior living facility. As owners and…

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Designing for senior housing staff retention

To solve senior housing’s biggest challenge, go back to the drawing board The headlines in senior housing news say it all: recruiting and retaining staff in senior housing is a huge challenge these days. Competition for the limited pool of applicants can be fierce. Competitive salaries can tilt the scales, but sometimes there simply isn’t…

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Senior housing design-build trends: a market on the verge of substantial growth

As senior population grows, so does need for housing As the senior population grows, so do opportunities in the senior housing sector in 2022. Short-term, it’s a market that remains on the verge of growth, making now an excellent time to enter the market — just in time to capitalize on a supply shortage taking…

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Senior housing conversions: financing for adaptive reuse

A closer look at financing for adaptive reuse Vacant commercial buildings are like an aging pop star icon: you never know what they’ll look like in their next incarnation. But, unlike some performers who never seem to age, commercial spaces are increasingly being remade in their golden years into something that appeals to older generations:…

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Mixed-income housing: a tool for a more inclusive community

Business model showing promise for developers and neighborhoods Developers and community officials are embracing a new tool to address the affordable housing squeeze: mixed-income housing. As supply continues to fall short of demand for affordable housing space, officials are hoping this innovative approach can offer a promising investment for developers while providing housing that mixes…

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New report says tech amenities drive senior housing occupancy

Value of technology becomes clearer during pandemic Occupancy levels are increasingly tied to tech amenities when it comes to senior housing. That’s according to a new Insights Report from more than 40 senior living communities across the U.S. The report found that 83% of respondents report technology amenities actually improve occupancy. More, the study showed…

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