More Executives “On Board” with Active Adult Living Jul. 19, 2021
The active adult sector is relatively new in the seniors housing industry. The future of active adult housing was once uncertain, but today, many executive leaders are seeing it through a new lens of immense potential.
Unlike its senior living competitors, Independent Living and Assistant Living, Active Adult communities don’t include in-home care services and provide a true sense of freedom for adults 55 and up. These communities are ideal for older adults who are ready to downsize and don’t want to deal with maintenance costs. However, their social lives are important to them, and they want to be able to have access to plenty to do and people to meet....Read More
Active Adult Communities vs. Nursing Homes Jul. 14, 2021
Getting older is something we all inevitably face but rarely want to think about and plan for. Oftentimes, a nursing home is what to comes to mind first when thinking about arrangements for our elders or eventually ourselves. The good news is that the nursing home is no longer the only option for older adults looking for their next living experience....Read More
To Invest in Student Housing or Not To: That, is the Question! Jul. 12, 2021
Student Housing residential rental real estate remains a bellwether investment and the COVID pandemic and varying levels of university-centric enrollment and occupancy instability, in many cases, proved to barely “shake” the values of student housing assets.
In what was already a highly competitive, low cap rate environment by the Summer of 2019 remained largely stable (with only minor losses) in 2020 and into 2021 and is poised for a rebound as we get further into 2021....Read More
Talking Succession Planning Jul. 07, 2021
Executives in the student housing industry may begin to consider their full or partial retirement. This not only stems from “getting to that age,” but the simple fact that many have achieved substantial financial success and it’s literally worth considering retirement.
Before that can happen, student housing executive leadership within a firm must come together and devise an actionable succession plan for one or all of their key executive leadership team members....Read More
Why Asset Management is Extremely Valuable Right Now Jul. 05, 2021
Asset management has always been a valuable skill, but in light of the effects of COVID-19, more and more real estate investment firms are either evolving or completely retooling their asset management functionality.
In multifamily real estate, we need asset managers for their keen sense of upside value-add and of course, downside financial protection. Asset management is truly one of the most valuable and interesting roles in real estate, and although our team at IBR is already well aware of this, we’re glad to see these roles being highly regarded across the board as of late....Read More
Logging in to address the Lumber Shortage Jul. 03, 2021
Unless you’re living under a rock (or a log), you’ve probably heard that lumber prices have skyrocketed during the last year. Since December alone, lumber prices have risen by 34.3% (NMHC).
The shortages in materials will continue to cause project delays and cost increases in the multifamily sector just as quickly as the price inflations are causing continuous disturbances in the construction industry....Read More