REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

We have heard more about REITs and their skilled nursing troubles, but LTC Properties’ announcement a month ago has been followed by a much larger seniors housing problem at Ventas. At first, everyone thought it was the skilled nursing sector that was going to give the healthcare REITs heartburn. After all, that was the sector struggling the most, right? But seniors housing has not been as resilient as previously thought. Brookdale Senior Living has had its well-documented problems, and last month LTC Properties disclosed issues it was having with underperforming memory care tenants. Then we had last week’s disclosure by Ventas that it was moving more than 70 communities leased to... Read More »