Robert Kramer

Assisted living continues to grow rapidly in expanded markets

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Assisted living growth continues to be concentrated in specific markets, with almost three-fourths of new construction in 10 metro markets, according to new findings released Thursday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Industry annual conference in Chicago.

Registration open for spring NIC conference

There's less than six weeks away before senior housing experts convene to discuss hot topics at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industry Regional Conference.

Executive summary: Change isn't coming ... It's here

Executive summary: Change isn't coming ... It's here

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I recently had the good fortune of interviewing three of the industry's top association executives. If their collective advice could be distilled to a bumper sticker-sized message, here's how it would read: Change is here, deal with it.

Stability, positive numbers elevate seniors housing investment

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Seniors housing has shown why it continues to be a solid investment, the head of the industry's leading housing and care investment center said Thursday.

Flush with cash, REITs go on spending spree

Flush with cash, REITs go on spending spree

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Talk about your good advertising for upcoming business meetings. Next week, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry is hosting its second annual spring meeting for skilled nurisng operators and a companion regional investors meeting in Los Angeles.

Long-term care operators cautiously optimistic about future, capital still scarce, Kramer of NIC says

Long-term care operators cautiously optimistic about future, capital still scarce, Kramer of NIC says

The economic downturn has tested long-term care operators and they feel stronger as a result of it, Robert Kramer, president of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry, suggested Thursday at NIC's annual conference.

Housing report offers bleak financing picture for seniors housing construction, organizations say

Construction activity has slowed significantly in the seniors housing sector, according to a report released Thursday. The findings mirror a general lack of capital for new construction, creators of the report said.

A brighter outlook for seniors housing sector

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The long-term care market is still struggling, but you wouldn't know it if you attended the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry conference this week in Chicago.